We started out the week going to see one the sweet investigators from last week, sister Lydia. She was the Jehovah Witness who read the Book of Mormon and prayed about it. We set a time to come on Wednesday, and when we did, she had gone back to her real home, so that was disappointing, I was really looking forward to that visit too! We will send her info to some other missionaries so she can continue to be taught!
On our roll too was Teresa. She also happens to be visiting, and told us she will leave for school again next week! Bummer, we have a knack for finding those who are leaving! :) hahahaa, but she came to church twice while she was here and said she would attend when she got to her home, so we are grateful for that! :)
I retired my shoes from Bro Stewart this week. They have been used their fair share, and they aren't even anymore, so they walk unevenly. The are nicknamed "the Franks" because they look somehow like frankenstein because I got them sewed up because they got a huge hole on both shoes. Anyays, shout-out to my Franks, they have done me well!
We were seriously beaten by the rain this week. Holy heck. We were trying to get a car to our next area and it started POURING. We got in a que to take a taxi, but every time one pulled up, the people in the back of the line would shove us out of the way and get in the car. That was rather annoying and testing my patience, so we took the 30 minute walk instead in the rain. Then, later, we tried to get a car back home, and it was a frenzy...like 300 people at the station trying to get in a tro to go home. Said a quick prayer and a few minutes later a tro pulled up near us and the members who had just joined us. Long story short, i stiff-armed someone and got in the car, so that was fun, but provides for a good experience! :) hahaha
We had a sweet FM at Sister Precious' house on Sunday. We are teaching on of her husband's apprentices who lives with her, and she told us Sundays work best. We came and she prepared us Fufu with Kontombire soup. And seriously, it was the best soup I have had yet. It tasted somehow like pepperoni, and let me tell ya, it was to die for! No idea how she did it, but it was fantastic. The meat of the soup was liver and stomach... That was interesting. Not sure how to describe it, but if you wanna look up what boiled stomach pieces look like, you will get the idea. It wasn't so bad, more of a mental game though. The liver had the texture of beans, and the stomach wasn't bad, just really really chewy. Guess I can check that off my list of life!
I had the chance to study 2 Nephi 2 this week in preparation to teach Lydia, who had left, and I had some things that really stood out to me. It is like a series, so let me put them in order:
14... for there is a God, and he hath created all things, both the heavens and the earth, and all things that in them are, both things to act and things to be acted upon.
16 Wherefore, man could not act for himself save it should be that he was enticed by the one or the other.
26 And because that they are redeemed from the fall they have become free forever, knowing good from evil; to act for themselves and not to be acted upon, save it be by the punishment of the law at the great and last day, according to the commandments which God hath given.
First, we are created above the other things of the earth to be agents unto ourselves. Then, we are given the freedom to make our choices, being enticed by good or evil. And finally, knowing good from evil, we are to make our choice knowing the consequences that follow, that should we choose evil, the law has its punishment. The only way that we are able to have mercy from the law is by choosing good and following our Savior. We were created to one day live with our Father, and He has given us the ability to choose for ourselves, to choose righteousness through the Redeemer, Jesus Christ, or to choose "captivity and death according to... the power of the devil ". May we all choose righteousness, and follow in the footsteps of our Savior that we may live with our Father again, in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.