Monday, January 9, 2017

The brotha is officially a brotha!πŸ™πŸΏ

This week was probably the best week, at least weekend, of my mission
so far! Michael was able to be baptized and we are so happy for him!
But it was a close one! The water in the fount was pretty near to ice
cold, which would've been nice in the summer, but it was about 25
degrees outside and the middle of winter! Hahaha the crazy thing is, a
couple years ago Michael got pneumonia being in cold water and ever
since he has not got into cold water. So when he felt the water today
he was a little worried on not doing it, and almost postponed. His
first attempt, he got half way down the stairs and turned around. He
eventually found the courage to overcome his fears and do it. It was
an amazing baptism and he is truly changed.

The next day at church he bore one of the most powerful, but at the
same time way cool testimonies that I have ever heard. In his
testimony he said that he thought of the water being cold as the devil
trying to get him to not be baptized. He saw it as a barrier, and at
first almost gave in, but he said he heard a song playing in his head
that got him to get in the water. Hahaha the coolest thing about it is
that he asked the bishop if he could sing that song that came into his
mind, the bishop said sure with a worried look on his face. (Michael
listens to this African worship music just so you know). Michael then
turned back to the microphone and sang that song! Haha it was so
awesome and I wanted to laugh, but at the same time you could tell he
was so happy he just couldn't help it. The most amazing thing about
his testimony is that when you looked into his eyes you could
seriously see a perfect brightness just glowing out of them, it was
one of the most spiritual things I have been a part of on my mission
and I am so grateful for it.

Anyways, the rest of the week was pretty good!!! Sadly, we have pushed
back our baptismal date with Wisdom 3 weeks. Which is ok, some people
need more time then others! On a funny not from the week! There is a
recent convert in the area and we have been trying really hard to get
him to read the scriptures on his own. He is only 15 and was baptized
6 months or so ago, but he is one of the most wise dudes I've ever
met. Every time we read with him or have a spiritual thought with him,
he just explains everything so well and knows everything perfectly.
Anyways, the other night around 10:00 o'clock I asked him if he had
read since we last met, which was only three days before, and he said
no but I will right now. This then asked if I had read in the Book of
Mormon since we last met, I took a second to think and realized I have
only read in doctrine and covenants since we last met. I told him no
but would also start right now! Hahaha after we got done reading the
chapters he asked me what i learned from it, i sent him a couple
verses I liked and explained why I sent those ones. He then sent me
his favorite and bore amazing testimony on them! This kid just blows
my mind! Most the time I feel like he is the missionary and I'm the
one being taught!

Well I'm all out about stuff to say about the week! We are going to
eat some more fufu with our brotha this week so I'm pretty pumped for
that! We also have a split this weekend and I'll be in Dortmund so
hopefully I'll have some dope pics for ya! Hope you all had a great
week and have an even better one!

Elder Rogers πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ

Von meinem iPad gesendet.
Baptism pics!! (Sorry this is the only one we took)

post baptism dinner!!!

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