Dear Elders Sisters, Parents and Leaders, from Mozambique Maputo Mission,
We are very excited to announce that we have receive from the First Presidency of the Church the have anounced that our Mission have been realingned.
Starting effective today, besides the Country of Mozambique, the beautiful country of SWAZILAND was added in our mission. Located on the south border of Mozambique, and about 1:40 min by car from Maputo (130km ).
This country have 1.2 million people, it's is a Monarchy and a very safe and stable place. We have there one District with 4 branches and one group. About 1350 members. Two beautiful chapels, 14 wonderful missionaries and one incredible Senior Couple Missionaries. We have been there this weekend and we were amazed with how kind and special are the members and the people in general.
Our goal now is, work hard and help the Lord to do Miracles there like He is doing in Mozambique. We will work for a Stake there. Please, let's pray and work hard to make that happen. The Lords wants families to be baptize there and the leadership and the members are all very exited about this news.
Thanks for all your prayers and support, we love you all,
President and Sister Kretly
Monday, May 26, 2014
Well the big news for the week is that we all just got an email and our mission boundaries have been realigned effective today! We now have the country of Swaziland included in our mission. I don't know much about it but i know that it is small, doesn't have a lot but its an english speaking country. So I am not really sure what will happen. They already have missionaries there so I doubt any of us will be moved to Swaziland. I am guessing they will just call missionaries to serve there but they will be called part of our mission but I don't really know for sure what will happen! I guess we will find out next week when we have transfers what happens. Pretty interesting though!That's crazy that Tyler Gwynn is already home.. I feel like he just left but that just shows how fast time goes! Haha it would be good for brendan and his mom if he comes to africa. Honestly from what I hear, pretty much all of africa is pretty nice except for the congo and mozambique. Everyone says other than that Africa is really nice. I am so glad you guys will be able to come and see africa. Sometimes I forgot where I really am and then when I look at a map and remember I am really in africa its super weird thinking about that haha. I cant think of anything else I would want in the package though specifically.
But other than that I don't have any other news. I think that is pretty good for me! I am not super good at emailing so I think that was a good one right there! I love you all and hope you have a good week!!
Monday, May 19, 2014
Ya this week went by really fast for us here too! I canºt believe that it is already p day again! It sounds like you guys had a good week. The house and trees look so nice! A lawn! I havenºt seen one of those in a loooonnggg time haha. I am excited to go to this bowling alley when I get home! It sounds like a nice place. I am glad to hear someone took care of it and fixed it up!!
Did you baptize the other family this week? We had a really good week! We had the other family baptized on saturday and then all 8 people were confirmed this sunday! It was a really great success.
Any other families preparing for marriage or baptism? Yes we actually took some time this morning and went and helped two more families open up the marriage process and so next friday we will have one marriage, then on saturday the other marriage, and then they will both be baptized that saturday and the confirmation will be on the sunday after on the 1st of june. we have other families also getting ready for june and we are always searching for other families! Inhamizua is incredible!
Did you lose power last week before you could e-mail pictures of your apartment and Inhamizua? No i just forgot to send the pics last week haha.
Can you think of anything else you would want us to send? Any food you would like? Umm anything else... hmmm i cant think of anything off the top of my head but just some candy, all the good stuff ya know haha. mike and ikes.
How is the elder from Angola? How long has he been serving? elder ndala is good. He has the most time out of everyone in our house. He only has 4 months left. I sent a pic of him. He is super funny.
Any idea how long Elder and Sister Snelson will be serving? I think the snelsons go home in december but I am not sure.
I will send an email after this with pics of the house. I cant think of a ton to write today and we are running late so I donºt have a ton of time! I love you and will talk to you next week!!! He really was running late! The e-mails came in after 4:00 am.
More baptisms. I love the cute little girl in pink trying to hide. :-)
Elder Ndala from Angola. He is one of the four elders in
Justin's apartment. Justin says he is super funny.
Our room. I am on the bottom bunk now. I was on the
top bunk when Elder Lake was my companion.
Our front room and kitchen. Its small but its easy to keep clean
and its honestly one of the nicest houses in the mission.
Outside of our house a little bit.
This all is the orphanage, Inhamizua is a little different than that haha
Talking on Mother's Day was super awesome! I loved talking even though it went super fast!!! It was nice though. It was super interesting speaking to blake. There was only one time when I didnºt understand at first what he said but then he said it again and I caught it that time. It is pretty nice to be able to understand spanish for the most part now. ya I try my best to keep a good journal. I had a few months where I was really bad.. Part of the problem is that we dont have time for dinner so when we get home we have to plan for the next day, eat, shower, and prepare for bed so we dont always have a lot of time for writing but I am trying my best. Ok I will try and send lots of pics now!
We recorded our Mother's Day conversation with Justin and as soon as I get a little extra time I will add some of the things we learned.
Monday, May 5, 2014
May surely is upon us and I can hardly believe it!!! So first of all Happy Birthday mom!! I'll be able to tell you again on sunday anyways thoough :) By the way we will be calling Sunday! I will be calling at 5:00 p.m. here so that will be 9:00 a.m. for you guys. I don't know if we wanna just do the same thing where I try and call all the siblings quickly to say hi to them but then I will spend most of the time talking to you? We can do that if you want. I will just use Jamie's account to call. So be ready Sunday morning!So unfortunately Elder Biddulph got sick and had to go down to Maputo on saturday to go to the hospital. We don't know what is quite wrong right now. But I called him and he said he definitely knows them haha. He said he remembers when Joby left for his mission.