Elder Masse Baptism Sept 2014

Elder Masse Baptism Sept 2014

Monday, March 31, 2014

March 31, 2104 -Water! Hallelujah! No water for 23 days, "I never want to forget the friendships I have made, my friends and my companions, the infinite love that has been given to me from my Heavenly Father, and the opportunity that I have to serve here. I will never forget my mission for as long as I live. It's the greatest decision that I ever made."

Elder Devin Masse
Yaounde, Cameroon
Comp: Elder Jake Naughton

Dearest Mother,

It's been a crazy week.

Here are the responses to your questions though before I begin. 

1. How was your week?  Are you happy?
The week was awesome. We haven't had water for 23 days now, but it came on this morning after we talked with the manager downstairs. He looked at us a little funny when Elder Naughton and I showed up this morning in a taxi with about 150 liters of water in various containers. He looked at us and told us there was water in the building. We told him there wasn't and when we went upstairs to check after he told us to check there still wasn't water. We yelled down at him from the balcony and told him there was no water. He left and within two minutes the water was back.... 

They forgot to turn on the pump. THEY FORGOT TO TURN ON A SWITCH! TWENTY THREE DAYS! Oh Africa. If the end of the world comes I know what to do when there is no water provided that we have storage water. I am an expert in bucket washing and dish washing in buckets as well. 


2. How is Elder Naughton?  What do you have in common?
Elder Naughton is awesome. We are a lot a like in many ways. We are both quiet and we keep to ourselves, but given the nature of our humor we both laugh at each other every day. He is obedient. He gets things done, and we work well together. We make a pretty good team if I do say so myself. 

3. What’s something funny Elder Lavering did/said?
What’s not funny about Elder Lavering?  He is probably the funniest person I’ve ever met in my life.

4. What made you laugh out loud?
 There are too many things to count. Most of the things I could tell you that I laughed at wouldn't make sense, but needless to say, I laughed a whole lot. It was awesome. I love laughing. That would be cool. And hilarious! Ha ha. 

5. What did you do with your roommates this week?
We washed ourselves... Without running water... We flushed toilets... Without running water... We washed dishes... Without running water... 

But we did all three of those things this morning WITH RUNNING WATER!!! Woo-hoo!!!

6. What's something you never want to forget about Yaounde?

7. Have you had any cacoa beans/pods lately? 

8. What adventures did you have this week?  Have you been to the jungle? 
No jungle this week, but do you remember that Japanese lady that I translater for in sacrament meeting? Yeah she invited us over to her friends house to eat real Japanese food today. I am so excited. 

9. Do you still wear your sandals?  What shoes do you wear the most?
Ha ha ha!!! I haven't worn my sandals in three months straight! Going strong baby! I am really tired of my sandals. I wore them for too long. I have been sporting my Echos. So comfortable and so nice. Classy. Clean. Cut. Awesome.

This week was great. Elder Naughton and I are working hard and we are doing awesome. I have had so many great companions that I can't count them on one hand. I have had eight companions and it's likely that Elder Naughton and I won't be together after this transfer due to the time that he has spent in Yaounde already. He started his mission here and this is his 6th transfer. 

We will see how it all works out.

President Cook is coming tomorrow. The greenies are coming Thursday fresh from the MTC. Life is beautiful. It's raining right now, or at least it was, and I am in the middle of Africa. Life is great. 

I love you Mother. I love you dearly. Have a great week! Until next time,

Love Elder Massé

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