Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The Blessings Continue

We continue to have some exceptional experiences here on our mission. Our Leribe twig is having such success. We marvel at Elder Smith and Elder Babaayo who are doing such a marvelous job. Yesterday they had seven (all their new members) and seventeen investigators in attendance. Since it was Fast Sunday they took a leap of faith and held the first testimony meeting. According to them the spirit was overwhelming and the investigators were bearing testimony about this being the true church and it was now the only church they would go to. We had DDM at our boarding Monday morning so we were able to get a first hand report. The Elders were still glowing. We served a full breakfast of eggs, hash browns, pancakes and french toast. The Elders decided to meet here each Monday for their meeting. Since they all have to cross the boarder to get here we have not seen them as often as we did the Newcastle Elders and we have really been missing that closeness. Elder Maramela is now serving in Lesotho and I think he had a bit to do with having them come here.

There is nothing quite as exciting as watching a new area open up to missionary work. We are able to go with the Elders on some of their teaching assignments and attend Sacrament Meeting with them. This way you learn to love the people one by one as they come into the fold. Two weeks ago we took President Monisa to Leribe and he interviewed four of the new male members for the Priesthood. They were then sustained and ordained. A true beginning for this Twig to become a Branch.

We attended Bloemfontein District Conference where Randy spoke in the main session and I spoke in the women's session. I can only do this because of my commitment to be a missionary and relying on the Lord. I do not like to speak in meetings. We saw President and Sister Mann for the last time at Zone Conference in Bloemfountein. We will miss them so much. They are having a reunion in October and we will miss meeting up with all the senior couples that were here when we arrived. These couples will be friends forever.

We are ending our computer class for the adults until we get an Internet connection. We have so enjoyed getting to know these choice members but we need the time to visit the inactive. We need to split the Maseru Branch so we are needing to find where all the saints live in order to make this happen. No one in Lesotho has an address so we are going to use the GPS and work off of the co-ordinates. This will take some time but there is a sister in the branch that knows where most everyone lives. I think it will be an exciting project.

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