Monday, February 19, 2018

12-04-17 "Bibiaa bocco - eveything is good"

Well, nothing too crazy this week, relatively normal for us.

We started the week on exchanges in Mampong with Elder Cunningham and Elder Okananwa. I went with Elder Okananwa, and it was really great!  Mampong is up in the mountains and it reminds me a little bit of Mpraeso. Windy, a little cooler, the sun not being as hot, it was wonderful. We found a few people as we proselyted, one being a one-man-church pastor. He like arguing, so we bore our testimony and hit the road!  :)

Then, on Wednesday, I went on another exchange with Elder Zoh from Cote Divoire. We got to talk, and he has been on his mission for about 7 months or so, and his English is getting pretty good! It was wonderful to talk with him and learn from him as well.  :)

We planned a family history activity this Friday as well which was awesome. We helped a few members find their family names as they prepare to go to the temple next week on Wednesday. I am so jealous of them!!! It is so wonderful to see members get so excited about finding their ancestors and wanting to help them receive the ordinances of the gospel.  Love it!

They repainted our chapel this week also, and now it looks so fresh and so beautiful. Smells a little like home too, remind me of doing trim jobs and having the painters there. :)

Last, we are planning to have the baptism of Bro. Omar this week Saturday. He is so sweet, and has had a lot of challenges in his life, and he has latched onto the Restored Gospel and it has done so much for him :)  He is so excited to be baptized and become a member, it is wonderful.

Transfers are in 2 weeks, the week before Christmas, which will definitely be sad for me to leave after being here for 6 months and to leave 4 days before Christmas. Guess that is what I signed up for, although it will be really rough.  :/

My though this week comes from the Book of Mormon about becoming stronger in Christ through His grace:

32 Yea, come unto Christ, and be perfected in him, and deny yourselves of all ungodliness; and if ye shall deny yourselves of all ungodliness, and love God with all your might, mind and strength, then is his grace sufficient for you, that by his grace ye may be perfect in Christ; and if by the grace of God ye are perfect in Christ, ye can in nowise deny the power of God (Moroni 10:32).

I love this scripture so much, it is one of my favorites, and has had a special meaning to my life. We are not always perfect, and we sin every day. Sometimes, those sins pile up on our shoulders and we feel burdened because of what we have done. But as we come unto Christ and try our best to be perfect in Him, meaning that we must be giving our all to be obedient, then His grace is sufficient for us so that we can be made clean and pure before our Heavenly Father. What a wonderful gift that we can partake of, that because of the love of our Savior, we can be strengthened so that we might overcome all those sins that so easily beset us.

Love, Elder Wawro

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