Tuesday, April 6, 2010

4-5-2010 E-mail

Mom Dad and Family,
Sounds like everyone had a good week. It seems like you are enjoying yourselves in Utah for the weekend. Wish I could be there with you....NOT!!! Africa is better, but I do miss ya. Well I don't have much time to email today so I will write one huge email for all of you.
Conference sounds pretty amazing this time around. I'm really mad that I didn't get to listen to it. So when you get the chance I would really appreciate it if you sent me the talks. I have been reading last conference talks and they are sweet. You can learn so much from them. It's just scripture written specifically for us today. Anyway, its good that you could get away for a little vacation, you deserve the break. I want to see little Reagen I bet she is so cute. When I get home she will be talking. How weird is that. Don't play to much golf, I don't want to be getting my butt kicked by mom when I get home. Especially now that she has a new set of clubs. The jerky that I received was very good. I did enjoy, but it only lasted for about a day. Them Africans in my apartment know how to eat boy. My food disappears like nothing. If you ever send me another package, send like fruit drink packets or cool aid packets. Water gets old after a while. Thanks for all the stuff you have sent, holy cow its been pretty sweet. I appreciate it. Anyway you guys sound like you having fun and you should be.
As for me this week was the end of my 1st transfer. I don't think that I will be going anywhere or my companion though. President usually leaves the same missionary in one place for like 6 months. So I don't plan on leaving. The time has just been flying by. It is so crazy, the days feel like weeks, but the weeks feel like days. I don't know if I told you this yet, but we had our interviews with the President. It was sweet. He taught me something cool. That missionary work is like driving a truck without power steering. When your staying in one spot and not moving its hard to turn the wheel. You can;t go anywhere. But when you get the truck moving, the faster you go the easier it is to turn the wheel. Meaning if we don't move or work hard, the mission will be tough and we will not go anywhere. But if we go to work and jump in with both feet going a hundred miles an hour then the truck will be easier to turn and we will be able to head in the right direction. And we will enjoy the work. It might sound confusing but when he explained it it made perfect sense. I think I may have butchered that. Anyway it was a sweet interview. I also was asked to speak in district meeting and give the instruction. So I was like okay, cool no big deal. Then I get there and President shows up, along with couple missionaries. I was a little nervous. I talked about Sacrifice and how when we make sacrifices we come to know the savior and walk where he walked. Stuff like that. It went pretty well anyhow.
My ward in Moree is doing very well. We had 170 people at sacrament meeting and they said they are going to start building a new chapel as long as the ward continues to do well. I might get to see that day. We have been going out with a member named Samuel Atta Gyan who is leaving for his mission this week in Nigeria. He is a stud and we have been teaching him plenty over the past few weeks. Our ward I think has like 6 missionaries who will be out on missions very soon. Its sweet to see. I have seen my mind set slowly start to change as well. I have created this love for the scriptures like never thought possible. Every chance I get I am studying and studying. I just want to learn everything I possibly can. Its so sweet to learn new doctrine and different things that I never knew. I love it so much.
The teaching has been getting better I am slowly improving I think and starting to enjoy it more. The language not so good. Not getting much better at it, but I'm trying to learn how. The people are amazing, and I really do love them. Well I'm doing great, everything is going along just fine. I really am loving every second of it. Mom, Happy Birthday I sent you some things hopefully they make it unbroken. I love you all and wish you the very best. Your always in my prayers. Take care and I will talk to you next week. Love ya
Elder Adams

1 comment:

  1. The truck analogy was great. You better getting it going so you don't run into any ditches. You are doing awesome. Happy Birthday Elaine.