Monday, March 26, 2012

Pushing forward

Hello Everyone,

So not much is changing on this side we are continuing to push forward teaching and trying to help people come unto Christ. It really is an amazing work that the lord has us in at this time. It is the only work that I can think of that you are totally one hundred percent devoted to someone else's cause that you dont have to worry about yourself because the lord is there watching over you and loving you.

We are pushing forward and trying to teach lots of people like we usually do. We see them and we teach their families and we are welcomed into their homes but then the trouble comes when we ask them to come to church. They dont mind to come until they find out we are meeting in a school. It is so hard for the people to come and sit in a classroom because they are either there all week or they just feel like it is not a church. I can understand as well because the schools here are dirty and not well kept.

But things are going well. We are seeing a bunch of great families and we love them as much as they love us. My family might have another problem when I get home but a few other families have told me that I need to move back to south africa after I get home so I can live with them haha.

Well I dont have much time this week but I love you all and thank you for the love and support you give. I hope to hear from all of you soon.

Elder Aaron Giles Lindsay

Monday, March 12, 2012

Happy Birthday Elder

Hello Everyone,

Thank you for all the birthday wishes. Sorry I didn't have time to write back to everyone just please give me some time so that I can get you back :) Well today has been a good day. We started out by moving flats and cleaning. Then around noon the senior couples Lewins and Birds took us to lunch at a place called 'Scrooges' and bought all of us a steak lunch. Then after me and my companion came back and cleaned some more then the Leavitts bought us chinese food for dinner and we watched a movie called '17 Miracles' its about the pioneers. IT IS SO GOOD! One of the best movies I have seen. Then on sunday I will be making a roast dinner for the Leavitts and sister Bailey and two other elders to celebrate my birthday even more. Its going to be great.

Well this week has been full and busy. We went from 5 to 12 people on date and we have found some more amazing families to teach. One night we were getting in our car when a boy named 'Offencee" came walking up to us. We were all like great here he comes to ask for stuff like everyone else. Well he came and asked us when we were going to visit him and his family. We were so surprised and said that we would visit soon. so the next day we went to see him and his family and it is a great father led family. We asked him why he talked to us and he said 'It was like a voice just told me go talk to those guys" Pretty amazing.

Then another time we were teaching a guy named Milton and we walked out after the lesson and his neighbor stopped us to talk and he asked us when we would come to see him and his family. We have only seen him but he is great and prepared as well. Also this week was the first week when we would be talking about the apostasy and then our investigators would cut us off and say 'Oh so that is why there is so many churches!!!' It is an amazing feeling to see and feel the spirit working through you.
I am so grateful to be here in South Africa and now is the time for us to do all that we can. Now is the time for Africa. Well I am short on time today but I love you all and hope all is going well. I know it is great on this side. I hope to hear from you all soon. Love you much and thanks for all you do.

Elder Aaron Giles Lindsay

Monday, March 5, 2012

"Now is the time for Africa"

Hello Everyone,

I am sorry I didnt write last week. The past few weeks have been very hard and stressful and I just got in a downer mood last time. Well the main reason why I was so down is because I have been getting so confused and mixed on what my focus should be. They have been having me bounce between back and forth from the office and my new area. It was hard because I would have to put my focus on one thing and then switch it and then switch back and it just got too much for me. So now me and President Omer have talked about it and we both agree it would be better if I just stayed out of the office and be focused just on the area and getting myself back to where I should be.
Well things have been going better from there. The study and time I have spent trying to get back into focus have been true blessings for me. And I am so grateful to Elder Bangerter my companion for having patience and giving me the love and support I need. Without him I would be a total mess.

On Saturday night me and him had a fire. It is tradition in the mission to burn a tie at six months and then a shirt at a year and then a pair of pants at a year and a half and then a full suit at two years. Well to catch up I burned a tie and a shirt but as for the pair of pants I need to buy another pair first before I do that haha. As for the suit I only have one left so I dont think I should burn it at my two year mark.

Well the last thing I can really think to write about is this morning we got up and went to another lion park. It was alot of fun. I got lots of pictures that I will be sending off to my family soon.

Well now that things are getting more leveled out and things are getting better I should be able to write each and every week...but every time I say that something comes up so maybe I should just say I hope I will be able to. Thank you all for the love and support you give me and I hope everything is going well for all of you. Things are great in Africa and as people say "Now is the time for Africa" It definately is. Hope all is well and I will talk to you more next week. Keep well and the spirit of God near by at all times.

Elder Aaron Giles Pule Lindsay
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