This week was great! We had a lot of hours out and about, and tons of hard work. Elder Erickson and I have been bustin' it out here in Kwamo, and are hoping for some success soon! We will be having 2 baptisms this coming Saturday of Sister Beatrice and Sister Spendlove. Sister Beatrice is a referral from one of our members, and she is so powerful. Every time we leave, she calls the referral over to help her learn something or explain something more to her that we said and she didn't understand or a question she had when she was reading. She is great, and uses all the pagers in the back of her Book of Mormon to take notes about what we share. She is wonderful. Next is Spendlove. She has been coming to church for the past few years now, she is about 17, and nobody ever really taught her. She just started coming back to church a few weeks ago, and someone pointed her out to us saying she wasn't a member. We have been teaching her, and she has been progressing really well thus far! :)
We also had an interesting opportunity at bishop's house this week. We were passing by as we were off to teach someone, and so we dropped in to greet them and lo and behold there were 2 Obroni families there! One family is the Rogers family who recently moved here from Utah, and the other was just visiting! It was a little odd actually, I had no idea what was going on. They invited us back for lunch later that day, and we went and got to catch up with them a little which was super cool!
We got to teach Mission Prep this week because the teacher didn't come. We taught about the Book of Mormon, and had them do a role play with us on how we can hand out the Book of Mormon to others. We sat down and they answered most every question that we get asked on a daily basis. They are so sweet, and we are excited to teach again this week! :)
Also, last night, we got to watch a kid literally clothesline himself on an actual clothesline. The girl in front of him ducked when she jumped, but the big kid after her, didn't make note of her movement of ducking and he ATE IT HARD. Oh my goodness, it was hilarious, he ended up breaking the clothesline which thank goodness nobody was too angry about, and he was fine, just a little shocked at what he did, but man, it was hilarious! :) hahahaha
My thought this week comes from Elder Rasband's talk at conference about "Divine Design". He says:
"Our lives are like a chessboard, and the Lord moves us from one place to another—if we are responsive to spiritual promptings. Looking back, we can see His hand in our lives."
'When we are righteous, willing, and able, when we are striving to be worthy and qualified, we progress to places we never imagined and become part of Heavenly Father’s “divine design.” '
When we are worthy and looking to do that which is right before God, w can be led. Just as the example of the chessboard, if we are eager to do the Lord's will in our lives, of course, He will use us! If we are stubborn, and not really listening to Him, we take ourselves "out of play" so to speak and are not able to be used as the Lord's piece in His plan. I know that if we show the Lord we are willing to follow His every command with exactness, that He will use us to bless the lives of others in the great work of salvation.