Hey what's up. Ino kabarinareo?? Tsy misy amin' akay e! I hope you guys know what that means by now. Oh and I just found out they have google translate for Malagasy now! So that should be useful (absolutely not). Anyways.
So guess what!! It's been completely dry this week. And it's been the best thing ever. One of those tender mercies we've been waiting for for a while now. No more soaked shoes! Watch, I say that and this week with absolutely dump on us. Guess we'll see what goes down, but hopefully it all stays maina and ritra. Our week was pretty good. We hit a lot of goals that we had set for ourselves and even mihoatra. We hit 31 hours of proselyting time which is almost unheard of here. And we taught 10 full families. We're also hoping to have a few baptisms coming up in April. So the work is still going good here. We're workin hard and have literally been talking to everyone who will listen to us. We ran into a few jay dubs and adventists who were as hard headed as ever, but we also ran into a lot of really cool people. For example we were heading back to someone's house for the return time we had set with him. The guy we were supposed to teach wasn't there, but we were still let in by his friend Pierrot. We got talking and he wanted to learn more about the church, specifically about baptism. The beauty about the message of the restoration is that you can take almost any question people have, answer it, and at the same time present the message. And that's exactly what we did. We talked about the priesthood and how that's the way baptisms are to be done and how that priesthood power was restored by a young man named Joseph Smith and so on and so forth. It made so much sense to him and he wanted us to come back this upcoming week. So I'm way excited for that. We had another cool experience with a guy named Edmond who has been learning for quite a while. We talked about what he had been reading in the Book of Mormon and he was in 1 Nephi 10 or something like that where it talked about the life of Christ. It was like a light went on in his mind and he expressed his amazement that a prophet that lived that long before Christ foretold his life and his work. We also were teaching someone about Adam and Eve and they were saying that the blame for everything bad in this life stems back to their transgression, and that's when I threw down the 2nd article of faith. They almost screamed because of how clear and how much sense it made against what they had always believed. It's always so cool to see that, when you see that change in people and they begin to realize just how cool all of this is. There's just nothing like it.
Anyways, I don't have much else to kabary about I guess... I think that'll do it. Me and Elder Walker are still doing good and holding our own out here.We had a good pday today and I'm getting a couple of suits made for pretty cheap, so be ready for pics of that in a week or two. Ankoatry izany. Yeah. I love you all so much! Thanks for everything and mirary herinandro sambatra! Tiako ianareo!!
I'm very proud of this tie
Our house before the transfers
From left to right: Elder Ahlsrom, Elder Wootan, Elder Walker, moi, Elder Evans (got transferred to another Tana area), and Elder Price (got transferred to Tamatave)
This is Tana