Elder Masse Baptism Sept 2014

Elder Masse Baptism Sept 2014

Monday, August 19, 2013

AUG 19, 2013 -PICS FROM ELDER NASH -soccer, eating crocodile, huge zone party, cinder blocks and tin roofs, Ortance, Africa teaches you to be patient,



soccer, eating crocodile, huge zone party, 

cinder blocks and tin roofs, Ortance, Africa 

teaches you to be patient,

(THANKS TO ELDER NASH FOR SENDING THESE PHOTOS FROM LAST YEAR!!)
Date: August 19, 2013 
Area: Douala, Cameroon in Bonaberi 1 Sector - AFRICA 
Companion: Elder Casey Garland

Aug 19, 2013

Dearest Mother,

I thought for today I would start with questions.  Here are some answers! 

1. What did you do today?
Well I played an awesome game of soccer today. That was pretty cool. Pretty good for a kid who never played soccer in his entire life I might add. 

2.  What’s something interesting that happened this week?
Well I actually got to eat crocodile. It tasted good. I only got a little bit given the price, but now I can say I ate some crocodile. 

3.  What made you laugh out loud?

 We had a huge zone party last night. Needless to say, it was awesome and amazing. One of the most memorable nights of my mission. 
4.  What was your favorite day this week?
Yesterday, or today. I guess today doesn't really count does it. Ha ha. Yesterday. 
5. What is it like being a missionary in Africa?

 It's crazy.  Africa really just teaches you to be patient - definitely something I need. Cameroon is really unlike other African countries in terms of church growth actually. I think a lot of it contributes to the fact that this country is actually pretty wealthy and rich in terms of resources, compared to the rest of Africa. The people have food on the table. It's not like that for everyone, but for the majority, the people here are actually very well off. It's surprising actually.

6. What is something that happened this week that you don’t ever want to forget?

 Playing zombies with nine other people and getting completely scared and screaming.  I cannot emphasize enough how fun that was. All of us really enjoyed it. 
7. What are the people’s homes like that you visited this week?

Most peoples' houses are cinder block walls and tin roofs. That is pretty standard with everyone. It doesn't vary too much. People who have more money have paint. That is a big sign. Other than that though, mostly cinder block and tin roofs. 

8.  Baptisms?  
There was a whole family who got baptized. It was a family of about six or seven people so it was pretty cool. 
9. Tell me anything!!

We recently started teaching this woman named Ortance. She is the most prepared person for the gospel I have ever met. She is amazing and I cannot even tell you how crazy it is. She is eating the gospel up. Everything we have taught, she said, just makes sense to her. She loves the church and has a baptismal date for the 7th so I hope that all goes well with that. She is one of the coolest people I have ever met on my mission. 

I love you Mother and hope you have a great week! 

Love, 

Elder Massé

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