Ah! Do you know what? The Lord is blessing us. Life is getting easier for you guys and for me, I can tell :)
But business first - in the next package, on which there is no rush:
- new cheap watch. This one may die soon, there are places to buy here, so hold out on the watch and lemme check. it's a maybe.
- your love!! :)
I don't need much momma. I have really learned to count my blessings. I want to connect with these people, and as such I am going to live a little more humble. But could you send me via email some stovetop recipes? Very simple ones? Preferably some with oats or flour, and maybe even some dessert ones so I can cook for my companion :)
Cesar recieved his endowments?!?!? That is so incredibly wonderful!!!!! Give him a HUGE hug straight from me and tell him I love him so much!!! Please tell his family hello, especially Memo, and tell Caesar I look forward to a temple trip with him when I return home. Never take that temple for granted. Besides my family, the temple is the one thing I truly miss. Where the Spirit of God is unhindered and peace abounds! Agh... I miss it :( but I am ok :)
Wow Makel!! Tell her that's super awesome!! Oh, and as for when she returns... well.... you know we may get back around the same time... and uh.... maybe... I'll take her to dinner. Tell her that hahahaha!!!! Tell her I'll be super tan and maybe have a cool accent too ;) hahahaha!!! But really I am so happy for her. It is tough to say that somebody will be a great missionary. I have learned that you can almost never tell until you get in the field. But I have faith in her, and I will keep her in my prayers. Only advice - know Preach My Gospel. The sooner you master that inspired scripture, the better!
Two things: 1. The rainy season is coming in about 2 weeks or so. I am buying galoshes here for it (at about 2 dollars or so haha). The raincoat and such are awesome. Things here are sooooo cheap!!!
2. The allotment is 13,500 kenya shillings. Guess how much that is? $158!!! Ya!! One of the cheapest missions cuz there's nothing here!!! I may get a bicycle soon but that's up to President.
I have learned something – sincerity is difficult. To be real about something and desire it is something that every person upon the face of the earth needs the Lord's help with. I am really striving to shift my desires towards that of a selfless saint, and slowly it is working. I am not worrying about food or myself, but devoting my time to the investigators. I am really starting to love them so much!! The Lord answers prayers, of that I bear testimony.
STORYTIME!!! We have a recent convert, named Pius Kituyi. He was recently falsely charged and arrested and taken to a town called Bungoma. Ya we didn't know til a week after because nobody knew. But upon his safe return home he told us everything. And guess what? Because of his faith and the Lord's tender and sweet protection, a big huge guy in prison took him in and protected him from the other prisoners for no apparent reason, AND while Brother Pius was in prison, he preached the gospel to the prisoners!! Is that not real conversion?!?! I am not worried about baptism, I want conversion!!! And I saw it in the woman I baptized on Sunday, Karin. She has changed so much and I am so happy for her :)
As for our relationship mom, we will maintain it. I don't care what happens, I don't care if the whole world tries to tear us apart or threatens me with my life, I will never take you for granted. I will never treat you less than I should. Granted, I am imperfect, but when I am truly converted, I feel that I can honestly say that I will try never to wrong you in the slightest. I love you Momma!!!! I appreciate everything you do, and the Lord is blessing you soooo much!!!! I am a happy, healthy missionary!! I am safe, and I am growing!! The Bukusu people are hospitable, trustworthy, and the kindest on Earth. I love my mission, and I love these people :) Watch out for Benny for me please, but I don't fear. He will be just fine, no matter what happens! Tell Ben I said "Wakka wakka doo doo, yeah!" And he will laugh :)
I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you, and I love you!!!! Oh, and next week, I will be emailing on Friday instead of Wednesday. So look for my emails then ok? Little change of plans, and the week after it'll be back to normal. Ok gotta run Momma, love you more than ever and more every day!!!!! :)
Your Sonny Boy,