Monday, January 11, 2016

01/11/2016 - TWO BAPTISMS

Hello everybody,

Sorry for not sending an email last week. The email shop that we email
at is terrible. Even today it is really bad but I'm making it work.
Things are becoming a lot better with the holidays ending. The kids
here started school today I believe and everybody is going back to
work. The week was good. This week we had a nasty heat wave come in.
It was like over 100 degrees during the day and 80 degrees at night.
Then rain came down so hard that the windshield wipers didn't move
fast enough. The weather has chilled out now though and it's enjoyable
again. The highlight of the week was Sunday. We had two baptisms and
they went really well. They were of a 9 year old girl named Rethabile
and a 13 year old girl named Tumi. I had the privilege of baptizing
them. We also had 10 investigators at church and had a less active we
teach come back. It was a day of success. Those days that you can
actually see that what you are doing is paying off. This week we also
experienced many policy changes in the mission that are difficult to
except but we have no choice. Sometimes we had to remember why we came
out here and endure through it. We were talking to a family this week
and as we introduced our selves they said if you can do this nothing
in life will stop you. Mission is life changing. It is hard but
rewarding just like everything in life. If you want to learn an
instrument you will struggle but when you master it you will never
regret it. God's plan and our plan can be very different sometimes. We
always want things simple and easy and his plan stretches and teaches
us. He doesn't do it because he wants us to suffer or beat us down but
he loves us very much. I know that is true. Don't ever give up. Have a
great week. You are all in my prayers.

Elder Hepworth

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