Well, life in Africa it going on pretty smooth I guess. OK, so this last week was a story! To start off with, we ran out of water in the house, so we have to buy our water now. We take bucket showers they are pretty nice. :) But, we still don’t have water in the house, so it’s fun times here.
Then, one of the new elders that’s with us, got sick, (everyone gets it it’s like initiation), he wasn't feeling to good at all for a few days. The first night he was sick, we got 1/2 hour of sleep, because we were helping him all night. But, he is better now, so it’s all good. :)
Then, we marked 3 dates for batizmo, (baptisms), so that fun to. Its vacation season here so everyone it gone now we had 35 people in church yesterday there are usually 75, so, it’s slow here right now!
Oh and by the way if you could send recipes that would be great. We make the same things every week and I have decide there will be NO rice in my house, when I’m older. But, ya its fun here and it is getting hot, but hey, its mission life.
So as missionaries, we ask people to keep commitments and pray to know the things we teach are true. So I was doing this, because you can’t ask others to do stuff you haven’t done. So, I was praying about having more confirmation that this is the true church and this is what I’m to be doing at this point in life. And after the prayer I opened up the scriptures to a random page and it was section 6 of Doctrine &Covenants. As I was reading, I realized this scripture WAS my answer from Heavenly Father. I know without a doubt that this is the true church. I know I am doing what the Lord wants me to at this time. I have seen people change there lives for the better and how much they are blessed for it. I have seen people healed from sickness and afflictions. There is no way that this is not the true church. I love what I do and I’m happy to do it. I am honored to be a disciple of the ONE TRUE GOD. May heavenly Father bless you all.
Love, Elder Stratton
PS: the pics are of a bar in our area, that’s pretty cool. (see "Pictures" tab, scroll to Week 14 at bottom).