Monday, December 8, 2014

Week 60: New Address & New Opportunities

Hey! Hope all is well with everyone gearing up for the Christmas season.

We got on yesterday to email then 10 minutes later there was no internet, so here we are today for a few minutes. Sorry to the emails I don’t have time to get back to-- would have had time yesterday. Just wrote President now y’all then getting off. But I did read them! And today is a holiday here so we barely found a cyber that is open- and even still the internet isn’t that great. Haha.


Elder Brandon Eveson
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Kenya Nairobi Mission
PO Box 31521
Dar es Salaam

Sending things to that address will make them get to me about a week faster now that I am not in Kenya. And remember to write -VIA AIRMAIL- on letters so they don’t take 5+ months to get here by boat.

Few things- great week with my companion teaching. Some lessons are in English but lots in Swahili. This week we will have a baptism Sunday (hopefully) for the brother in law to the branch president- powerful guy. His name is Emmanuel, 23 years old and he is from Malawi (same as the Branch President).

Also, this legit guy named Rakish showed up to church on the 30th out of nowhere. He said he has passed by the church every day for the last 2 ½ years and always said to himself he would come see how we worship. He did and he felt something he has never felt at any other church. (He has been in and out of every church you can think of, even Muslim, and has read all the religious books he has come across.) He said if he would have known what he did after a week of knowing us, he would have come attended 2 ½ years ago when he moved here. He knows perfect English and is still learning Swahili since he moved here from India for work. He is 23, (I thought he was like 28-30) and he attended Institute on Saturday (full of returned missionaries and future missionaries) and everyone there made him feel really welcome. He wants to be baptized and go on a mission. Sunday he flew back to India and he will be back right around New Year’s Day for us to teach him. He had never heard of the church until he moved in right behind it here in Dar es Salaam.

It actually rained a bit this week which was nice. The heat and humidity somehow take it out of me. I've gotten somewhat tan pretty fast here.

Friday I had an interview with President Hicken over Skype which was pretty sweet. We just did it at the couple's flat. I love interviews with President- he always knows the best things to say. We are interviewed every 3 months and it seems like it was just a few weeks ago I was interviewed. Time flies. And just a few weeks til I’ll be skyping some of you- assuming everything works out. Details to follow.

Had a super fun zone activity yesterday--I will send pictures next week!

Go Ducks,

Mzee Eveson

Kenya Nairobi Mission

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