Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Week 17

I am sad to hear about how the cowboys lost. But at least the Seahawks won though. That’s always good. And I have not gotten any letters yet. I think because at the beginning of September there was some political unrest going on, so we had to stay in our house for three days. But hopefully I will soon.
1. Yes I do have investigators. My companion and I have about 14. So we were pretty busy with them
2. We probably taught about 14 lessons a week. That’s a lot.
3. As for tracking, I have not gone. In Magoanine our branch missionary work is so good, that we don’t have to go tracting. We get referrals from them.
4. Instead of having a six week transfer because of the unrest, we have a seven week. So I do have a new comp. his name is Elder Masterson. He was already here in Magoanine. So this transfer will be 5 weeks long.
5. Elder Masterson is my new comp.
6. I think there is like 12-13 open cities in Mozambique. President Spendlove opened two new cities this transfer.
7. Up in the Beira area it’s all like jungle. The city of Tete is the hottest city in the mission. Everybody loses weight, no matter how skinny you are. You just sweat, sweat, and sweat.
8. I want to go to the city of Munhava. That’s where it’s the most jungle. I want to get out away from the big cities.
9. Well the culture here, everybody gives. If they see a missionary walk by, they will give you there dinner, even if it’s the only food they have. They are very kind to people here too.
10. This week, I just eat what I normally do. Bread, oranges, banana, potatoes, cereal. And I ate squid yesterday. It was actually pretty good. Kind of chewy though.
11. Yes I am still losing weight. The pounds just come off. I have lost 24 pounds in seven weeks already.
Oh, and people are asking if you could update my blog too.
Last Monday we played a game called ninja warrior on the beach. It was so fun. Just imagine seeing 30+ elders trying to hit each other’s hands. Ha-ha. And I touched the Indian Ocean too. So that’s three oceans down. During family home evening we played ninja warrior too with members. They loved it. It was really awesome to see them playing it. We also did an energy type of thing where they lifted me up with two fingers each. There were only 4 people doing it.
There is a member who lives right in front of us. And all six elders who live in our house dug a hole for here. It was like 8 feet deep. It was huge.
Last week, one time we were walking in our area and we saw this guy lying on the ground. We thought he was dead. But he had paralyzed legs and was moving himself with his arms. So we stopped a car to take where he needed to go. It was kind of scary.
Last Saturday we had a baptism. Her name was Rebecca. She had investigated the church for over a year, and she finally got baptized..
Friday night we slept on our roof. It was really fun. It was really cold. But fun. That same day we saw two roosters fight. It was weird. The owner just let them.
That’s about it for this week. I will update you about the letters next week. I love you all. Tchao.
Com amor,

Elder Sirrine