Monday, April 28, 2014

April 28, 2014

Well week one of the new transfer is already over and some how april is coming to an end! Wasn't it just christmas? I don't feel like I even passed through february or march.. I think I am still 18 right? The first week of training went well. We had a really Really busy week. We were running all over the place doing marriage documents and we had a meeting and all that good stuff so I worked him pretty hard but he is hanging in there pretty well. he is super quiet but he is a good elder who is just down to do anything.

I am super Happy for Bowen! I was just saying the other day how I knew he should be getting his call pretty soon! That is super exciting!! He will do awesome! Umm unfortunately I don't know much yet about when we will be calling home again.. but it will be within the next little while! I feel like I just called... is it really already that time to call again??
But anyway, we have a lot of really incredible families right now! Umm Inhamizua is really a miracle story... So back in august, Inhamizua had a church attendance of 60 people on average. And the branch had never fully been run by an all mozambican branch presidency. It always had a least one missionary as a counselor. Obviously this is not how we want it. Well the hearts of the people here were softened and Inhamizua now has a church attendance of on average around 240 people... last week we had 260. And as of March we have an all mozambican branch presidency... What an incredible miracle! If that doesn't humble your heart to show you have wonderful the Lord really is... I am not sure what will. That is incredible and now I am seeing the miracles. I am not sure why I have been so blessed to see these miracles but I am incredibly grateful, more than words can describe. We had another wedding on Friday! It is a really intelligent and wealthy family! They will be getting baptized on the 11th of May with our other two families that will get married on the 10th. In even more great news, Felicidade, the woman we baptized with out her husband. Well she is doing incredible and is probably the strongest woman I have baptized into the church. Anyways, they came up to us with good news that her husband might get a new job here today and be able to come to church and be baptized also!!!! How incredible! I truly know the Lord answers prayers. He has been in all our prayers for a while! Umm besides all that... everything is going super well. The other new elder in our house now is Elder Stewart. He just finished being trained so he is still fairly new. Umm I enjoyed immensly the packages that I got yesterday! That made my day!!

Now regarding the pics that I sent in this email... Elder Biddulph and I had finally had it. We were tired of not working out and not having weights to work out... He has a whole P90X packet with the workouts written down... we just needed weights. So we took that into our own hands. I went and bought a bag of cement last monday and then last tuesday I bought a long thing of PVC pipe. Then on tuesday night we began making our weights. And today we have almost all of our weights done and we can starting working out good in the mornings!! Hahah so the pics are of us pouring the cement to make the weights!

Well I love you all! I know the Lord loves each and every one of us and that this is His work. We are so incredibly blessed to be a part of it. I know that the church is true and that it is His church. What a wonderful blessing to be a part of His church. I love you all!!!

Elder Lynn
Questions and answers:
1. Did you ever get Darcee's package?   Yes! I got it yesterday
2. Did you get the package we sent with Elder Williams parents? Yes! I got all but the family history stuff.
3. Have you watched General Conference yet?  not yet, we listened to it a little bit at our house cause Elder Biddulph downloaded it onto his flashdrive. But we are going to watch it on May 10 and 11
4. Where in Idaho is Elder Van Leuven from?  He is from Ruper, Idaho I believe
5. How is he doing with the language and adjusting?  He is adjusting well and we are working hard on the language.
6. Do you ever use your jump rope and did you ever have birthday cake or cupcakes and have you made snow yet?  Yes I have been using the jump rope. unfortunately the cake and cupcakes got left down south cause they didn't have room to send them up. yes I have used the snow though haha (It wasn't really cake and cupcakes - just a cake mix and frosting)
7. Will you take some pictures of you that shows your house in Inhamizua and the orphanage too....and the other elders in your house? . Yes, I will take some pics this week
8. Is it starting to cool down at all there yet?  Umm it cooled down a little bit and then got really hot again. Elder Galland said down south it was getting cold but up here it is still pretty warm... hopefully will start to cool down soon
 9. Do you think Derrick is a better son than you? you have to say yesssss! (Guess who typed that question!  lol)   clearly you are the favorite. the little princess in the family is always the favorite ;)
10. Have you seen Tercia lately?  no its been over 2 months since I have seen her. I dont see manga people very often anymore


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