Friday, December 4, 2009

Tyler Nov 30 2009

hello family,

Well this week has been pretty interesting and kind of fun with the people that we have come in contact with. It seems like a long time ago but we had our zone conference with Elder Hinckley last Monday. I was disappointed how long we were able to see him because the plane flight from Capetown was postponed because it needed some parts so they weren't able to make it until about 4:30 in the afternoon. It was great though we had to do some ten minute role plays with him and also commit the individual for baptism. I think everyone was quite intimidated when there was a general authority right behind listening. He came down to see all of the MTC's and stopped at the MTC in Johannesburg before coming to the mission. He was a missionary with The MTC President Cannon of Johannesburg in the Germany mission. I enjoyed the stories that he and his wife shared and shared a lot of their experience being mission president in Salt Lake City. He asked a lot of questions and we asked a lot of questions to the work and you can tell that he just eats, sleeps and drinks the preach my gospel. That night we had a little family home evening after the first session where we invited all the young single adults to attend. There was quite a few who came but Elder Hinckley talked for a short time and really encouraged Windhoek to get going and encouraged the youth to invite their friends and send referrals to the missionaries. I was really impressed with the love that he has for the missionaries and his devotion to the work. I wish I would of had some more time for personal interaction with him and also to hear from President and Sister Probst and talk with them. But it was really short because of the delay. Well I believe with all the things that have happened the highlight for the week was to be able to speak with Antione Lutombi and see his progression in the Book of Mormon. We left a Book of Mormon with him last week and he has read up to 1 nephi chapter 12. He had some questions about the vision that nephi had so we were able to answer the questions precisely. We have many new and improving investigators who want to read the Book of Mormon so it made the work here go a lot easier. I need to be going but we had exchanges this week where I was able to go with Elder Oleole and Elder Mbatha from Durban, S.A. We had a pretty fun day with all the crazy individuals that we met tracting but I will have to share the experiences at another time. Well have a good week.

Elder Tyler Hansen

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