This week was insane!!! So much stuff happened this week it was unreal! First off, the missionary work here is going really well right now! Our investigator, Tihesen (he's from Liberia), will be getting baptized this Friday at 7 and he's super pumped for that! The Jeghades (family of 7 that we are working with that is from Nigeria) are planning on getting baptized in a couple weeks, they are so solid!! They immigrated here to the states just a year ago and are planning on staying here but they have had a tough time with visa issues. They were going to get baptized last week but in the baptism interview with Collins our district leader found out that Collins was planning on divorcing his wife Gladys, marrying a US citizen to get a green card, divorcing the US citizen and then marrying Gladys again, all so that he and his family can stay here in America. We talked to him and told him that we are probably gonna have to push back their baptisms and he is going to have to be interviewed by our mission president so we can work through that... President interviewed him and told us that he is good to get baptized, he just needs to come to church one more time first! Collins had been praying a ton about what he should do about the visa situation and he told President that he is going to put faith in God and trust that He will take care of his visa situation if they follow Him and get baptized. So much faith!! Please keep them in your prayers this week!!!
**Don't read this part Mom** After our district leader got done interviewing the Jeghades, he and his companion called us and told us that they were probably gonna get home a little late because they were riding the bus home and it was already past 9 so we told them to get home as soon as possible and to be safe. 10 minutes later we get a call from them saying that they are gonna get home really late, and also that they had both just been held at gun point and robbed.... It turns out that they stole one of the elder's wallet, name tag, planner and missionary handbook and then pistol whipped him on the face (hit him with the butt of the pistol)!! So we drove down to the police station to pick them up after they got interviewed by the detectives and didn't get back home until almost midnight. Don't worry they were both alright! Thug life!!!
Miracle of the week: We didn't get to work very much at all last week because we had to deal with all sorts of crazy things and we had a bunch of meetings, but we really wanted to pick up a new investigator yesterday (that would have made 2 new for the week) and appointments were falling through and time was running out but we kept working super hard and we picked up a new investigator last night at 7:30 and she seems pretty solid!! The work is hastening!!
Have a good week!
|The Jeghade's girls!|