September 16, 2013
Comp: Elder Casey Garland
Area: Douala, Cameroon
It's been an interesting and long week, but I have enjoyed it. It's been a lot of fun and Elder Garland and I are out everyday getting to work. The week went by quickly actually. That makes me feel like I had a good week so I am happy about that. Anyways, here we go.
1. Who did you see this week?
We saw a whole bunch of people. A whole slew of people. We saw all of the recent converts in our sector and Davy recently came back from his trip to the village. We were stoked about that. We are so grateful to have him back in Bonaberi. He is awesome. Elder Garland and I did weeking planning yesterday and we noticed that we have a whole ton of people to see this week so we are going to try to do our best. Hopefully it works out.
2. Where did you go?
Elder Garland walked all the way up to Chateau d'Eau this week and saw Conrad at his Dad's place. That was crazy. That took most of our time just to find his house on Wednesday. It took an hour and a half to find his house. There was a death in his family recently, so he has been staying with his Dad at Marché de Rail near a college called, "Le College Mother Teresa". It took forever to find his house, but we got there eventually.
3. What did you teach about?
We taught about our pre-earth life, we talked about the restoration, we talked about Joseph Smith, we talked about the Book of Mormon, and we talked about what happens to us after we die. We also talked to an investigator about how we can learn to trust people and who we can place our confidence in.
4. What did you buy at the marche or store?
We bought rice, Foster Clark's, green peppers, onions, leeks, cabbage, tomatoes, romaine lettuce, spaghetti, bread, sugar, powdered milk, vanilla, butter, eggs, concentrated milk, yogurt, etc etc. The list goes on and on.
5. Did you visit any members this week? What’s it like?
It was fun. The funnest experiences I had were the aforementioned stories.
6. What did you eat?
I actually ate gumbo sauce with fou-fou de manioc. It was really good and one of the better gumbo sauces that I have eaten according to Elder Garland. He has eaten a lot of gumbo apparently.
7. What made you smile?
Playing soccer and running around for an hour and a half.
8. Where have you been getting your haircut?
I have been cutting my own hair actually with the help of Elder Garland or Elder Thibault.
9. Tell me about something you saw this week.
I saw Elder Garland make a beautiful goal today while playing soccer.
10. Tell me something about your sector.
It's really wet because it is more in the quartier than the other sector. We have the river that feeds into the estuary so we see that from time to time. We find lots of sand and mud as well.
11. How do you feel about having a sister in the Philippines?
It is one of the coolest things in the world. I am so proud of her and she is amazing.
12. How are your shoes holding up? Your sandals? Your pants?
My pants and sandals are fine. My black boots recently broke so not sure what I am going to do about that.
13. What made you laugh out loud?
Playing soccer today. It was fun and laughable.
We received transfer information this morning. I am not going anywhere and neither is Garland. I am happy about that though. Elder Nyom, the branch missionary is leaving because he needs to prepare for his own mission. That is understandable and we all knew that beforehand. What we did not know was that Elder Davis is coming down to live in our apartment here in Bonaberi. It will be a lot of fun to live with him again. I am excited for it.
That was my week. I need to write Dad's email so I have to go. Love you Mom.