Thursday, February 25, 2016

Hymn Books and Prison!

Okay, the internet wasn't working so I just have a couple of minutes, but the week was good.

I got a hymn book from 1948 which is sweet, and we used it in a spiritual message with a family.  We talked about the hymns and ways the hymn book has changed and then sang some hymns with the family, which is one of my favorite things to do in people's homes because it always brings the Spirit super strong.

We did some service of visiting a member in prison, (his visa expired), and that was a unique experience. My first time in jail. :)

And we got a new investigator! We received an email from church headquarters with this lady's name, and basically she doesn't even remember talking to missionaries before.  But she's chill and allowed us in her house. She had a lot of good questions which is awesome, so we'll see how it goes with her this week!

Ok talk to you all soon!
Elder Savage

Yeoville and a Midnight Snack!

Hey, family! Howsit. This week was pretty good.

On Wednesday I went on exchanges in central Johannesburg, in a place called Yeoville (pronounced yo-ville) and it was pretty sweet! I was expecting it to be different than places I had served because it's an actual city, but it basically felt like a normal township, except the buildings were taller.  In Yeoville there are thousands of foreigners, every one we taught was either from Zimbabe or DRC.  It was fun though.

So last week I think I talked about Tanya, who was baptized. Well this week she was confirmed which was awesome.  She also went to institute, but there were some things that she didn't understand, (they went in depth teaching about Joseph Smith and the Urim and Thummim and stuff), so we had a cool lesson with her basically on that.  We continue to meet with recent converts for a year after their baptism, so we'll just talk to her more about church history, which will be cool.  It is one of my favorite topics.

But yeah, besides that I was sick, which was lame. My schedule for the weekend was super weird because I still tried fasting.  But then I woke up Sunday morning at 2:45am and had to make eggs with toast and honey. . . you know me and sleep, so to give up sleep for food meant that I really needed it haha. But I think I'm better now!

Anyway, talk to you all soon!
Elder Savage