This week has been an odd one. Elder Hill and Elder Beal went to Luaha last Wednesday morning, so I have been working with Elder Young for the last week. The elders get back from Luaha on Wednesday (longest Luaha trip that I’ve ever heard of, usually they are 4 days at most.)
We have continued to go to our investigators, but we have to split our time between two areas, and take over the responsibilities of two companionships, so we’ve only visited a few of our investigators this week. But we talked with Marlene, who is progressing like a champ, Alex, who is doing the same (both of them are bringing friends! yay), Valeriano and Inacia, Ofelia, and Maria de Fatima. Maria de Fatima had left the city, which I had forgotten, but the day I remembered about her and went to go visit was the day she got back! Unfortunately, only Marlene and Alex made it to church yesterday, but I think that a lot of that has to do with what happened last week (church not starting until 14). So hopefully we’ll have more next week. Tuesday of last week, President Spendlove and his wife came up to Nampula to give a fireside before they left to go to Luaha with the elders. They talked about how important it is for members to help with the missionary work, because we can’t do it by ourselves. I can definitely testify to how true this is. There are two young women in our branch who are branch missionaries together, and they have done more missionary work between the two of them than we as missionaries could do by ourselves (6 of us). They know the area, the struggles, the members, and the nonmembers so much better than we ever could.
There actually isn’t all that much that happened this week.
Pictures: The first is of the mountain that Elder Young and I are going to go climb today if we have time. The second is Sister Mila’s house (Nai-Nai), on the left, with a more typical Mozambican house one the right (they don’t see any reason to grow things, everything here grows amazingly well.) Then, the prezzies that I bought for you all. They probably won’t get sent while I’m up here, because they might not make it home. But when I go to Maputo (if I go to Maputo) they will get sent. (Less of Mozambique they have to travel through, less chance of getting ‘lost’)
Love you all!
Elder A. Spencer Leake