The new mission President came in on Saturday. He is President Lebethoa from Joburg. I don't know anything about him other than that he has 4 small children and his wife is probably not going to be able to be very involved with the missionaries. I think we will meet him for the first time the week after next.
This week was a little bit discouraging after all of the work we've been doing. 48 new investigators in the last 2 weeks and we still only had 6 investigators at sacrament meeting. Also we've just found out that the investigators that we do have that are actually progressing are not married and so we are going to have to wait for a wedding before we can do a baptism. I don't know if we'll have any baptisms this transfer. We've decided to just work harder this week to find father led families only. In fact we dropped about 30 investigators this week because they weren't serious and they weren't father led families.
We did have some success with brother T who I told you about last week. He's the guy who ordered the BoM online. He read the intro and the testimonies and chapter 1 and he liked it. We mostly talked to him about the restoration. He was talking a lot and he was asking a lot of questions which. He does have sincere intent though. He told us again that after we have taught him everything he will decide if he wants to join or not. He also told us that we can go and teach his 5 sons which is really exciting. He will tell us their addresses when we come back on Thursday.
Just yesterday we took a guy fellowshipping who is in the bishopric and he's really good at rapping. He told me he really wants to build up some money from rapping so that he can provide for his family so that he can just help the missionaries every day and have time with his family. I thought about how blessed we are to have a family that is so happy and close and that you and mom both have time to do things with us every day and to spend time in the community.
With my companion Elder Lillback
With my boy Jackson and our area in the background
With President and Sister Merrill