Week of April 30

Well, well, well. Another week come and gone.

The assistants are with us today (they came up from Quelimane on their usually circuit of the country) and we are having a blast. Well, kinda. We played some basketball this morning, and then broke our house. Ok, just the water. But we’ll get it fixed here in a few hours.

I got sick near the end of last week 😦 But I’m better now. Yay!

We finished watching General Conference this last week. Nice. It was super awesome. It hit me today. Next conference, I’ll be home 😛 It will be so much cooler to watch it in English with the fam.

Ana Lobato, one of our investigators, has been trying to quit smoking for a long time. Every time the elders tried to help her, they failed. Elder Delgado and I are trying a different appraoch. We know she needs to WANT to not smoke. If we do everything for her, such as plans, schedules, etc, she won’t have the desire. So last week we got her started off. We had a fast with her, and then we gave her a blessing, and let her get working on it. Two days later, at church, she was doing great. She told us she had had some problems, but that she was working through it. Then she disappeared. We tried to get in touch with her, but her family only told us “she was having problems.” So, we were a bit worried. We finally got to meet with her, a week and a half later, and we had figured she hadn’t made it. So we talked with her. We had planned to talk only about hope. She really needs to know that she can get through it, and that a mistake is just another opportunity to try. We talked about the Savior’s perfect love and how He’s always ready to forgive. She just has to try again. She told us that she had never, NEVER, gone two days without smoking, and how that was a miracle to her. We told her that of course, the Lord works line upon line. She seemed a lot happier.

We’re going to Beira this week to see Elder Soares. Im excited.

Well, love you all!

Elder A. Spencer Leake

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About Spencer Leake

Serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Mozambique, Maputo Mission. Currently posted in Nampula.
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