Monday, November 28, 2016

Week 17 - Efa Vita Gas

Inona vao vao? Salama tsara ve ianareo? I hope you all had a great week! I had a sweet week if I do say so myself haha. We have been finding tons of amazing people and families! It has been awesome! Everyday we go out I think of it as a big game of hide and seek as we go around looking for the people that God has prepared to hear the amazing message of the restored gospel. And lately we have been finding people like crazy! It has been awesome! We have a bunch of people and families progressing and it is so exciting! This week we found Armel and his family. We walked in and he was like, "I just wanna know where the truth is. Everyone uses the Bible but they all use it differently. They even have different versions and I wanna know who's right." Usually when an investigator says something like that you have to try not to jump out of your seat and give him a chest bump or something. Well at least I do. haha. We shared the first lesson with him and after he was very humble and the spirit was so strong. He said, "Thank you for this. Thank you for finding me. Keep going, there are a lot of people like me looking for the truth and I am just so happy you guys found me." Wow. That was awesome. Gosh I love being a missionary! There is nothing better than getting to look and find people like Armel and his family everyday! This week we had President and Sister Foote in town. President Foote is the man with the master plan dude. He is legit. I could listen to him talk for hours. He rivals Holland in my book and hopefully one day President Foote will speak in General Conference. He said something that made me realize how lucky I am to be on a mission right now. He said imagine a little kid, if you tried to hand a kid a hundred dollar bill or a balloon what one would he take? The balloon most likely. Because he doesn't understand the value of the money. He said that is the same decision people make when they decide not to serve a mission. They do not understand what they are giving up. He said if every young man could know the experiences and growth he would have on his mission there is not one kid who wouldn't decide to go on a mission. I believe and agree with that one hundred percent! I love being a missionary and am so grateful I have the opportunity to be here. I feel so blessed to serve these amazing Malagasy people everyday. I hope you all have a great week! I love you and miss you all! Veloma!
 Some little girls that ran up and held my hand on the path and they wouldnt let go so I decided to take a pic with them.
 A malagasy board game, they dig holes in the dirt and play this game with the pit of the leches. I bet you didnt even realize you were taking your family game of Monopoly for granted huh?
 The next pic I feel like should be the cover of a Wheaties box but thats just me. Some kids wanted to show off their guns for the camera.
 A pic of a little girl carrying her brother like all the malagasies carry their babies here.
 A cute little kid that always brings a huge smile to my face when we see her.
 This dude rockin a Karl Malone jersey.
 Some little kids cuz they are awesome.