Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Tyler Mar 29 2010
Thanks for the messages and the pictures.
We had a baptism with George this past Saturday. The branch doesn't have a font so we baptize in the river or if the river is not full then we go to the ocean. To see George be baptized has strengthened my testimony a little bit about tracting and finding people that are prepared to hear the teachings. Elder Wilson and Elder Moyo found George (the investigator) about a month ago and he was just baptized Saturday, he has been one of the quickest progressing investigator that I have seen from his preparation. he is working for a logging outfitter and is doing the grunt labor for them but he is away from his family that live in Limpopo which is basically the same area from where my companion is from. He is a great guy and has decided to change his life around so it was good to witness the baptism. I spoke at the baptism because Noone came who was assigned to speak and then in the branch on Sunday on the topic of Jesus Christ our chosen leader and savior. This upcoming week we will have the conference rebroadcasted but we wont be able to see the priesthood session and also the Sunday afternoon session which the branch needs to really change because the priesthood here is really struggling along. We have been tracting a lot around George (city) which is hard because there really is a lot of white people here and not really many of them want to here from us. We have been able to meet a lot of people that missionaries have met before in previous years and so we have set a few appointments with these people. We are trying to get some referral work going here but it is quite difficult with the members I don't know if missionaries in the past have not put on a good image to the members so it makes thinks a little bit difficult at the time. Well carry on!
Elder Tyler Hansen