Elder Masse Baptism Sept 2014

Elder Masse Baptism Sept 2014

Monday, July 14, 2014

JULY 14, 2014- " C O N G O is one of the sickest places I have ever been to in my entire life", chess, church, tribal language, DCFC, marche, 17 lessons,

Comp: Elder Tweneboah (from Ghana)
Area: Pointe Noire, Republic of the Congo


July 14, 2014

Dad,


Alright man. Here we go...

Congo is one of the sickest places I have ever been to in my entire life. It definitely isn't Paris or Oregon, but it just has a homey feel that makes it feel like one the coolest places on the planet and no one can really understand that except me. I just feel at home here and I love it. Currently we are in the dry season, which is funny beause that means that here it's cold. The nights are super mild and sometimes I have to go put on my jacket because I am so freezing, but I love it. Hey. We have a freaking dryer. Can you believe that? A DRYER.

Anyways, Congo is awesome. It's ugly, and there is trash EVERYWHERE, but I really don't care. Congo is sick. We walk through several inches of sand everyday and this isn't like walking on a beach near the water sand, this is completely dry sand that swallows your leg up to your ankle if you aren't paying attention. The sand ranges in color from black to white and there is almost every color of sand that exists on the earth in between.

The work is going great and we meet in the official church building built by the church! The branch I am working in has twe sets of missionaries and we are slowly working towards the split so my goal is to baptize people and prepare the members and future missionaries as much as I can for the split that I will be absent for.

Elder Tripp have an on-going chess game that we play for a couple days. It's kind of like gameknot. He plays. I go out and see if he has played or not and I play. Then he goes and so on. We finished our game last night after started three days ago and I made a couple of stupid moves and went with guns a' blazing. Anyways, I love chess. Haven't played in forever, but awesome. I plan on playing with Tripp for the rest of my mission so that will be fun.

I love the people, the tribal language here is sick and I want to learn as much as I can and the members and missionaries are awesome.
We taught a grand total of 17 lessons last week which was cool too.

And one of the biggest announcements that I have. Drum roll please.

For the first time in 21 months, I heard my first portion of Death Cab in the middle of a quartier in central Africa. I will follow you into the Dark. I was teaching a lesson when I heard so I literally stopped everything I was saying and doing and listened. It was really second nature to me and I couldn't stop it. Anyways, it was sweet and I thought I would share that with you.

DCFC!

Congo is sick. I will probably die here and I am excited for that. I have 2.5 months left and then I will come home and I will work my tail off to the very last day. And that was my week! Congo is sick, chicken is cheap, and peanut butter is in abundance. I love cheap marches.
Talk to you next week!

Love Elder Masse

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