Elder Masse Baptism Sept 2014

Elder Masse Baptism Sept 2014

Monday, February 10, 2014

FEB 10, 2014 - Roommates, Elder Brockbank, Elder Davis, Natalie "I also admire her willingness to be humble despite her trials and afflictions..."

Comp: Elder Brockbank
Area: Douala,Cameroon

FEB 10, 2013
Dearest Mother,

I had a great week and Elder Brockbank and I are getting to work! It's been awesome! In any case, here we go! 

1. My week was fantastic! We had some great lessons with some awesome people and they all seem to be doing pretty well. Our most important investigator right now will be baptized next week or the week after that. I love J for several reasons, but these are the first that come to mind. One, she is sincere and she actually does her commitments. We ask her to read, and what does she do? She reads it not once, or twice, but several times. She always has questions and she is awesome. Secondly, after every single lesson, without fail, we get fed something. And it doesn't help that her food is amazingly delicious. We basically get to eat to our hearts content. I am sure that all this oil and fat is clogging up my arteries, but I am happy. Ha ha.

Last Saturday, after we finished the second portion of the Plan of Salvation, we heard the familiar sound of the clanging of dishes. After a couple minutes J came in with a mountain of rice and mackerel in sauce d'arrachide, peanut sauce, and I got to eat as much as I wanted. It was so delicious. Horrible for my heart, but so good. I have a plan to make you guys a nice peanut sauce with fish when I get home so be prepared for that. Don't worry. You will love it. 

2. Elder Brockbank knows how to play cribbage. Elder Davis is going home in less than four weeks. Elder Ngalamulumé can make some of the best Fou-Fou that you will ever eat. And I am Elder Massé and I approve this message. 


3. Elder Brockbank and I made Corn-bread this week. And brownies. And banana bread. It was awesome. 

4. What do you and Elder Brockbank talk about?
Oh boy. I don't even know where to begin. Elder Brockbank and I can pretty much talk about anything and we can't get either one of us to shut up. We just talk and talk and talk and then when we get Elder Davis going it gets even worse. I swear that we are just triplets. 

5. What made you laugh out loud?  I watched Elder Davis blow a bean out his nose after sucking it down the wrong tube.

6. Mission President & Wife: Sister Cook will kill you with your own laughter and President Cook can solve any foot problem. But I love President Cook and his willingness to push on. I admire that. 

7. Do they celebrate Valentines Day? They do, but it's not like it is in the states. 

8.  Why aren't I glad that Natalie is my sister? There are a plethora of things that I could talk about, but I also admire her willingness to be humble despite her trials and afflictions. Learning to be patient despite the opposition is not easy. 

So here are the plans for today. 

After we finish at Cyber we will head back to the apartment to drop everything off .  After that we will head into town and go meet the Gaileys at a pizza place. The Gaileys are going to treat us to pizza because they are leaving in less than two weeks and they wanted to do something nice for all of the missionaries. I am excited and it will be really fun to go eat some pizza. It's been a while! 

After we do that, depending on time, Elder Brockbank and I may or may not head over to the marché . We aren't sure exactly what will happen, but it just depends on time. When we get home tonight we are going to make banana bread and biscuits and gravy and we have a lot of sausage so it will be savory and delicious. And after that, who knows. I will probably write in my journal, read the scriptures, talk to Elder Davis and Elder Brockbank until it's time for bed, and then hit the sack. We will see how it goes. 

After we finish in town though the plan is to head home. We don't have a family home evening planned but we have one planned for next week. 

Thanks so much for everything you do Mom. You are awesome and I love you. I am glad you guys are happy. I will talk to you next week.

Until next time,

Love Elder Massé








thanks to the Gailey's for the pictures!





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