Rain: Washington v. Mozambique

So the reason everyone is getting emails on Tuesday and not Monday is because there was a holiday yesterday in Mozambique and so the store was closed and the internet cafe was closed so we couldn’t do anything so yesterday was a work day and Tuesday is P-day. But only for this week next week will be back to normal.

A few cool things happened this week but they took us out of our area for a lot of time which kind of sucked. The first was zone conference. On the Wednesday of last week all of the Maputo and Matola zones along with the Elders from Chomoio and Maxixe all met in the chapel in Matola for a zone conference from President Kretly. It was extremely good. As a mission we all had a goal of: 1 family baptized, per month, per Dupla. Now along with that goal like President Kretly said we are trying to help families go to the temple and get endowed. So now another goal for the mission is: 1 family prepared to go to the temple, per month, per Dupla. We also had a training from a Brother who is in charge of all the church security for I think all of Africa. We learned a lot during that too.

Reunion @ Zone Conference:  Elder Keck, Elder Dustin, Elder Badger & Elder Hunsaker

Reunion @ Zone Conference: Elder Keck, Elder Dustin, Elder Badger & Elder Hunsaker

Elder Keck, Elder Jarvis & Elder Reinstein before Zone Conference (captured from Elder Reinstein's blog)

Elder Keck, Elder Jarvis & Elder Reinstein before Zone Conference (captured from Elder Reinstein’s blog)

Speaking of security, one of the families we are teaching were robbed last week, but not in a conventional way. They had their window open to help cool off their house, and while they were sleeping a man crept up to their window with a pole and a hook and reached it through the window and started picking up their things and slipping them through the window. Luckily the family woke up and caught him before he could steal to much.

Then the next night we were out working and we could tell that it was about to rain. Luckily we were able to finish out the night, and then we are in the chapa (for those who dont remember they are those 16 seater vans they cram 30 people into) it started pouring outside. We get to the pragina which is literally a two minute walk from our house. We sprinted home at full speed. We were in the rain for 30 seconds. All of our clothes were soaked from being outside in the rain for 30 seconds. Washington rain has nothing on Mozambique rain.

Then the following night we had personal interviews with President Kretly. They were very uplifting and a good motivation booster. He just asked how I was doing, how I was eating all of that good stuff. He also gave me some advice on learning the language that has already helped me a lot.

This past week was a very good week I look forward to reading everyone’s emails next week.

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