This week was a crazy busy week with transfers and whitewashing and all the other things going on! So, to give you all an update on what is going on here, I am in the Ft. Laud 2nd Ward and in the Sunrise Branch. We cover those two units which means that we go to church twice on Sunday, so that is fun. The wards are both pretty small but there are Haitians in both which is good. We were able to find some new investigators this week, one of whom is names Hosanna and she came to church and accepted a baptismal date for the 17th. Unfortunately, yesterday she told us that she was too old to be baptized again and was being really stubborn so we had to drop her....
In other news, let me tell you about my konpanyon, his name is Elder Royal and he is from Toronto, Canada! He is a convert to the church and moved from Potoprens, Haiti 5 years ago. We speak in Creole most of the day because I have found that is more effective. This is his second area and he was trained in Belle Glade by Elder Lewis, if you guys remember him from about a year ago.
Everything is going well here, we were able to teach a guy named Pierre yesterday and he seemed pretty interested in the Church so we will see where that goes.
My last thought, "Wherefore, my beloved brethren, I beseech of you in words of soberness that ye would repent, and come with full purpose of heart, and cleave unto God as he cleaveth unto you. And while his arm of mercy is extended towards you in the light of the day, harden not your hearts." (Jacob 6:6)
This made me think of as our part of being disciples we need to reciprocate God's love for us. He is always there for us, His interest is always our betterment and He wants to give us everything He has! But how often do we "cleave unto God as he cleaveth unto you"? It is our job to be as faithful as God is, to love him as he loves us and to give all we have to him so that we can receive of his fullness.
-- Lanmou (Love)
I hope you all have a great week!
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Haitian-ing the Work