So you might be wondering what has happened in the subject line. That's what's going on in my brain right now, cause it just got blown. I opened up my email today and there it was. Flight plans. I'll let you examine it and see for yourselves. So nuts! So many different ranges of emotions hit me hard when I got that. But now I'm doing better and gonna set that off to the side and get my mind back on the work. But just a warning, this letter could be pretty short. We're kindof in a ruch so get other stuff done and I'm having a hard time really thinking straight. Haha.
At the beginning of this week we received a challenge from the APs and President Adams for the whole zone. It was to get 25 lessons, 6 of those with member presents, 28 total proselyting hours, and 10 families taught. And for the majority of the areas here in Antsirabe, it was a little bit of a stretch, but we took it on. It forced us to do a lot more finding and talking to people. We were talking to them all over the place! In the bike shop, to little shops along the paths, anything you can think of. And we saw results. We got lots of really solid contacts, some of which were taught before by missionaries but for various reasons lost contact. So we got a few that we're starting things up with again. I can't tell you how many times I quoted James 1:5. I think it's just burned into my memory now. We were able to go into people's homes and teach more families that what we've usually been getting. We had those goals in mind and did everything we could to get them. And we did! By the end of the week we had 29 lessons with 14 of those with a member along with 30 hours and 10 families taught. That challenge ended up being such a blessing that got us to push ourselves to get the job done. And the best part was it didn't even feel like we were doing it just to get good numbers, but we were doing it for the Lord. Way good week!
That was pretty much the big main thing that happened. My mind is all over the place right now and having trouble thinking of too many specifics, but I'll bring my journal with me next time so that I'll be able to get it all down. I'm still loving life here. It is heaven. I'm convinced of it now. Mahajanga was pretty incredible, but this place is up there with it too. Me and Elder Mack are still doing well together. We're both hoping and praying that he doesn't get transferred so that he'll be able to see me out to the end. I'm a very happy boy kely out here. Sorry this is pretty boring and not may specifics... I'll do better next week, promise! For now I love you all so much and have a wonderful week! Tiako ianareo!!!
- Elder Mumf