Then, I went on an exchange with Elder George from Sierra Lione. Man I love that guy. We taught some funny people, had great food, and got to just shoot the breeze as we walked. He is such a great missionary. His accent is so funny too, it is very very clear and crisp, but the way he says some words is pretty funny. To close the day, he got us fufu. AND IT WAS HUGE. Halleujah I finished it, but I felt like laying down to die afterwards! :)
I have had some late nights this week also with Elder Banta. What a sweet guy. Last night, we stayed up for a long time to prepare for our day today by making pancake mix, so that this morning, we only had to cook them. Little did we know, there were maggots in our flour bag, and some other bugs which we named "weevils". Literally, we sifted through the same batter 10000000 times to pull out the little bugs. :) Love it! We had a long time to just talk about anything and everything, and it was great. Definitely a stress relief for me and him both. Much needed. Love the heck outta that guy too!
Last night, we were invited to eat fufu at Bro. Peter's house. It was so fun! He put on the Testaments while we waited, then right as the movie finished, they had he fufu ready! I got quite the shock though in my fufu! Hahahahah! As I went to cut a little piece, I saw 2 little eyes pop up out of the soup, and seriously, I jumped! :) Then I went to touch it, and when I grabbed it and pulled it out, I saw that it was a crab, and proceeded to drop it back into my fufu and jump again! Hahahahah! I was not ready for that one... it was really a mental barrier for me, because I was literally going to eat a crab whole! They were small, only about the size of a young kid's palm, but it was so weird to just crunch the whole thing, bones, legs, shell, an all. All part of the experience! :)
My thought for this week is from 1 Nephi 13:40 speaking about the role of the Book of Mormon. It reads:
40 And the angel spake unto me, saying: These last records, which thou hast seen among the Gentiles, shall establish the truth of the first, which are of the twelve apostles of the Lamb, and shall make known the plain and precious things which have been taken away from them; and shall make known to all kindreds, tongues, and people, that the Lamb of God is the Son of the Eternal Father, and the Savior of the world; and that all men must come unto him, or they cannot be saved.
The 3 phrases I love are in bold. The Book of Mormon establishes the truth of the first, the Bible. It also makes known some of the simple pieces of the Bible that were lost through translation or other means. And most importantly, it testifies to the world that Jesus Christ is the Savior and Redeemer of the world. The Book of Mormon is the word of God, and there are 1,000 ways to prove it. But perhaps the best way, is just to pray to know and read a little. I mean really, if almost 16 million people can testify of its truth and how it changed their lives, why should we not also read it and see how it is? I can add my testimony to the other 16 million, that the Book of Mormon is true, and it does change our lives as we take time to read and pray about it. :)