I want to help coach your young boys when I get home. I talk to Elder Dove about coaching a lot. He coached the u9s and u11s at Oldham and now he actually has a job coaching the u21s of a team in Denmark when he goes home. He wants to coach in the prem. I want to coach in premier 1. Similar aspirations I think hahaha. But we talk all the time and it makes me really excited to go home and try some things coaching teams and things.
Also we've been playing a lot. Misison has really reinforced for me the fact that I really want to play still in college and things and also that I don't ever want to miss a city game again. the Prem is on every tv in SA all the time so I see snippets every day and it just makes my heart yearn to watch city. Of course I'm here serving the Lord so that's a good substitute but when I'm home I'm watching every game.
I've still been waking up early every day to play soccer. Now we get the whole zone to come and we just play a short 30 minute game with everyone every morning.
This Wednesday is transfers. Elder Lillback will be going to Mthatha which is like the craziest area of the mission and way far out. I'll miss him a lot. I'm going to be training... again. For the third time. In the mission they say you're someones mother if you follow up train them and someones father if you train them. All told I have had 6 companions and I have 6 sons. Hahaha. I've only had 2 transfers where I wasn't doing the 12 week program. Yeah oh well but my new companion will be Elder Khoza from Durban I think. I don't know anything about him but I'll surely send some pics and things next week. After I found out I was training again everyone was just calling me and laughing and laughing. The Lord is definitely trying to teach me something. I've prayed and asked Him what it is and I've had some few thoughts.
We've been working with Brother D for a few weeks. We saw him yesterday and he really opened up. He was testifying to his kids about the spirit and the BoM and he was making plans to read with them and to help them understand the gospel. It has been 8 years since he was at church. He promised to come yesterday but he didn't show up. I think they will all come soon. He was really sincere in thanking Elder Lillback when he told him he was leaving. Brother D was telling him how much he needed this and how much he appreciates that Elder Lillback came to him and visited him. I think we're the first missionaries that have seen brother D in a long time.
We set a goal because we don't have anyone who is really going to make a baptismal date at all so we set a goal to find 30 new investigators this week to prepare the area for the new missionary. We got 29. We didn't quite make it but we did really well. This area is tough so I think we probably need to get at least 20 new investigators a week to have reasonable success. That's something I think we'll focus on next transfer. It is frustrating to teach so many people and not have success. Me and Elder Lillback set a goal at the beginning of the transfer to have 10 investigators at sacrament meeting. We never had more than 5. On his last Sunday we had 0. Hahha. We just need to work harder :)
Something big that happened for me this week is that on Monday we went to the book store and I bought the Screwtape Letters to read in my spare time in the evenings. Elder Sibiya bought a book called Rich Dad Poor Dad. We decided to trade with each other and he could read my book and I would read his and we'd trade back. I read Rich Dad Poor Dad in the evenings when I had extra time. I finished it on Thursday night and now I'm pretty much certain I know what I want to do with the rest of my life. It talks about buying assets and investing and it makes so much sense to me. It excites me so much every time I think about it I just get so excited. I want to study investment and I want to buy and sell assets. There's a guy I met here who is super rich who buys and sells businesses. I'm going to email him a bit and narrow down my ideas exactly but ultimately I want to own businesses. It perfectly fulfils everything I want. I said I wanted to start a business because I like talking and working with people. But I don't think I want the hours or the work of a CEO. Instead being a business owner would be much different. I would still be working with a lot of people but instead I would be paying people to do the administration and I would study the market and investment and advertisement and things like that. Those things really fascinate me. I'll let you know in a few weeks after talking to some people exactly what I want to study in college but the idea of money working for me and understanding how money works is something I really want to do.
Other interesting transfer news. Elder Dove is staying. Elder Faingata'a is coming to be my ZL. If you remember him he's one of my best friends.