Anyways, life is sweet here, our apartment is awesome! We all are good good friends, and we have a ton of fun together. Like last week, we all pitched in and got pizza and had a hang out night which was awesome! :) We play a bunch of spontaneous games together which is awesome too. I love my life here. :)
We had a weenie roast also this week. They have chicken sausages here (no idea if they have those back home), but they are the closest thing we have to hot dogs here. We grabbed 2 packs and some bread, and roasted weenies when we all came home. It was so much fun, definitely something we will do more often, tons of fun and just getting to know the other guys. We have a little garden in the front that nobody uses, so we had some broken wood and made a fire! :)
We also have a member named Sister Comfort, and she expects us every night to feed us. Holy awesome. She will call us to make sure we are still coming if we are a little late. Her family is so sweet, and the food is way good. She also happens to know Griffin Brown which is awesome. Oh man, seriously life is good in Kwamo! :)
I got to attend my first MLC (Mission Leadership Council) which is where the zone leaders and STL's (Sister Training Leader) of the mission gather together and talk about what we can do to help the mission, and things that we need to discuss, important information is passed along, things like that. Anyways, it was a lot to take in all at once, but it was a great meting! I learned a lot for sure. Kinda got to feel the weight of my responsibility too which keeps me humble for sure! :)
This week has been draining on the travel side. There was not even one day where we didn't travel to a meeting, to an area, or to meet missionaries, or to drop off supplies. Seriously, it is craziness! I miss actually getting to spend time in my own area, just proselyting. I have heard other zone leaders have the feeling, and I never really understood what it as all about, but I get it now. This coming week should be a lot better though, we have got most of the work done thus far, hallelujah! :)
Yes mom, I AM the tallest guy in the whole mission. :) Hahahaha ! Well I would try and find a tape measure to see if I've gotten taller since I've been here, but I don't really trust the measuring tapes here. I will try to look for a good one though. :)
I made a video, so I will have to send that first next week so you can see! :)
One thing that we focused on this MLC was the Atonement and how it applies to us and those around us. One scripture that really struck me was in the Book of Mormon, Alma 7:11-12 which reads:
11 And he shall go forth, suffering pains and afflictions and temptations of every kind; and this that the word might be fulfilled which saith he will take upon him the pains and the sicknesses of his people.
12 And he will take upon him death, that he may loose the bands of death which bind his people; and he will take upon him their infirmities, that his bowels may be filled with mercy, according to the flesh, that he may know according to the flesh how to succor his people according to their infirmities.
What really stuck out to me was the wording "his people" which I have underlined. To think that we can be free from sickness, death, pains, sorrows, etc... through the Atonement of Jesus Christ, really motivates me to share it with all of those around me. In light of that, may we all follow Jesus Christ by following his doctrine, the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ which has come to us by a prophet in our own day and in our own time. God bless you all!
Weenie roast in the front yard
"The Yahoo's I live with"
(Gabe's companion is the one on the right)