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Monday, September 15, 2014

September 15, 2014



This week was just an average one for Elder Carnieletto and I. It was actually pretty slow cause lots of appointments dropped. But that is ok, cause next week when I email Eldridge will have officially been baptized :) But we found a couple new investigators, and a few father led families here that should be really great to start teaching!
Last Monday was obviously super sweet. Petting lions and stuff! Awesome. And then the normal working week started Tuesday. Eldridge was working this week, so we didn't get to see him the usual Tuesday and Thursday, so already it was a slower week with 2 less appts. Wally dropped us on Tuesday. Told us we didn't ever have to come back cause he was still wanting his church.  But it was kinda cool, so this fast Sunday I fasted for quite a few things.....but in the list of reasons was that We would have some progressing investigators and the work would go well. So Wally dropped us, whatever. Later that night we sat with the Hendricksa family, who we had only taught the restoration and Joseph Smith to. We committed them last week to pray, and when we got there this week we could tell something was different. They told us that they felt they had received an answer to their prayers, through feelings of peace, that it was true and Joseph Smith was a true prophet! Sweet!! So we taught the BOM and committed them to pray about that! Were excited though! Slow mid week of appts, and then Friday I was with Elder Kivley on exchanges. He came to my area, so we visited a few of our investigators. Busi, and the big 5 (who accepted baptism but no date....still not really coming to church). It was a great day, and I learned a lot from Kivley. He's a great teacher, and he had some referrals for us to follow up on this week too! And it was funny, we were joking with the big 5 that we would help milk the cows.....and guess what. Saturday morning they called and we went and milked them! hahahaha.
Saturday we only had one real appt. it was with Simba, that guy I met at the grocery store. Well last week we gave him the restoration pamphlet, and he read it all and we discussed it with him! Lazola and Sihle came along, after we interrupted their date at KFC. Ha ha, we were walking past; and they waved us in, bought us ice cream, and then wanted to come fellowshipping! They are great people. Simba pretty much understood everything, even explained the Aaronic and Melchezidek priesthood (which never happens the 2nd appt)! He had questions about the Book of Mormon. What it was and he wanted one. He is really promising, the only problem is that he works on Sundays.....but that can be sorted.
Sunday was good as well. After church we had Eldridge's baptism interview, which he did great in and will be baptized this coming Sunday!! We are so happy for him! He's awesome. So he was at church, and also Busi (who is a girl and still doesn’t have a date for baptism yet) and Phelicia were there! After the interview we had a few appts. So Friday night we were at KFC and this guy waved me over and started talking to me, so long story short we visited him, introduced the message, and who knows we'll see! After that we had a referral from the other guys to follow up on. Apparently they met this guy wasted as can be on the road and he said he wanted missionaries to come....well we had nothing else to do so we went to see him. Father led family, and super nice people! Invited us right in and we shared a bit about what we do and stuff, and they were super interested! It was super cool! So we are seeing a few more father led families after this week, which is super cool even though so many appts dropped this week!
So this week will be the last normal week of the transfer.....cause week 6 Kupka is going to be with us in a tripanionship and Kivley will be in Cape Town! Elder Hlophe is going home early for school stuff, and he was zone leader in Cape Town. We thought it might happen, but this week President called and told Kivley that he's going zone leader and replacing him, so he's leaving next Monday! Then Kupka is going to train here but for the week in between he's going to be with us, so we will be covering both areas. It will be hectic for sure! Haha. But this upcoming week should be a good one! We have some good appts set, and we are shooting for baptizing Eldridge on Sunday!
Love,

Elder Truscott

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