Monday, February 3, 2014

Short and Sweet - February 3, 2014


This letter is going to be short. It has been a very fast week.

My companion and I have been spending a lot of our time looking for some new people to teach because over the past few weeks -- all the people we have been teaching have been fading away. We have just been finding.

We were recently referred to a man named Vincent. Vincent is a good friend of Kennedy, the man that
was baptized a few weeks ago. Vincent is a really happy guy, 27 years old and has one child. He works hard and really tries to serve his son.

As we have been teaching him over the past week or so, he has been very interested in learning more and more. The best part about is that he is trying his best to read and pray. When we teach a person like Vincent it feels great because he is trying his best to feel the spirit and learn if what we are teaching him is true.

I know that as he continues to pray and really looks for an answer that he will really find truth.

Most of this week was spent knocking on a lot of doors. So I really don’t have all that much to say.

Some of you asked about the meeting with Elder Bednar and the reaction to the declaration that the tradition of 'Dowry' is not in keeping with the will of the Lord.  For the most part, they were not happy. Dowry is kinda just ingrained in the culture of the people.  One thing that is hard to accept is change.  In some respects, people are living the exact same way as their great-grandparents were living 150 years ago. The only thing that has really changed is the use of phones and taxis. This is a big change for these people and they initially weren't happy at all.  Give them some time and they will catch on.

On a more positive note, the sewer is fixed!!! yahoo :)  No more stinky, slimy, nasty gunk on our kitchen floor!!! :)

Oh, one more thing.  This last week we had a meeting with President and all of the Zone Leaders.  He told us that it is time for the younger generation of missionaries to have a chance to lead, so most of us will slowly be released over the next couple of months.  I'm guessing in the next couple weeks my turn will be finished and someone else's turn will begin.  It does not matter what your role is, the work is the work.

I hope all is well back home. I'm healthy and all is well.

I love you all,

Elder Bitter

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