Monday, September 30, 2013

September 30, 2013

Ola família

Hey, whats up y'all!  Thanks for all the pictures mom and dad. The mountains look so pretty right now! Wow, it is so green. That is way cool about your callings to (mom dad andKirsten).  You are all going to do great!!

So our week was way awesome!!! On Wednesday, we had a combined zone conference with the 2 zones here in Luanda. The conference we way longer than we all expected and ended up taking all day. Both sets of zone leaders gave just marvelous training on how to work with members and how to strengthen the recent and less active converts. One of the zone leaders didn't even get there until we were half way through with the conference because he was supper sick, but he decided to get out of bed and he came:) Afterwards, Mariquele and I bored everybody with some important info about baptism and stuff. In the end, we didn't even get to hear presidents training for lack of time... ya I was sad. To end off the conference we had a short testimony meeting, which was super spiritual. :) Ya,I love zone conference!!

Yesterday we went to one of our recent converts house, Felicia. When we got there we found her and her daughter sitting in their living room watching basketball. Her daughter has never wanted to talk to us.  Actually, she really didn't like us from what it seemed like. A lot of missionaries from other churches had tried to drag her to their churches so she didn't like missionaries. So she finally accepted to sit down with us for the first time and boy was it an amazing lesson. We taught her the restoration of the gospel and testified of how the gospel can bless the lives of every person in their family, including her. After that I asked her a question which was, "how do you feel about all of this," which for me was a strange and vague question. She paused for a minute and began to just thank us for helping her family so much. She began to explain that a year ago Felicia was super sick and they found out that she has diabetes. She almost passed away last year, but she didn't. Although she had not recovered mentally all too fast. She had thought about taking her own life to just end it all. After she finally got over it, she became a much more humble, but would not go to church. Then we beat on her door and just helped her turn her whole life around. It was just such an awesome experience to hear all of that. Then she just started thanking us more and more for all we had done. She also accepted to sit with us more and go to church.

Well I love you all so much!!! have a great week!!!

Elder Wilhelm

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