Week 59 (March 16)
We have stakes, we have wards, we have bishops here in Maputo, so what more do we have to work for? I have been so impressed as almost everyone, the missionaries, the members and the leaders have already changed their vision to the temple– getting members to the temple and building a temple in Mozambique. I have seen the faith and the works here in Mozambique. I know this is very possible in the near future.
But the biggest news this week was an emergency transfer! I have been put in the office again, with a new companion, Elder Herd. He is three transfers ahead of me in the mission and is from Green River, Wyoming.
I think I’ll be here for a while. It is a bit weird to come back to the same area/ward, but it reminds me how much I love the people and the members here. There is already a lot of potential.
Speaking of the people, I forgot how much character they had in Chamanculo. I was contacting on Sunday when a man comes up to me, “Help me out here, Father, a car hit me and fled away!” Well he seemed fine, and was walking, and no, we can’t give money, so I invited him to church. Well, I soon found out in our conversation that this was not the first time he had been hit, it made 7 times! Well looks like he has got a few more problems than just cars. Gave me a chuckle. (Note: Per Elder Reinstein the man was just fine, physically.)
We had a nice Zone Activity today, a waffle party with games, and have a new Bishop in our ward, Bishop Matteus. This will be a nice transition!