Monday, April 6, 2015

Week 77: Easter Blessings = Deep Gratitude for Christ's Resurrection

Hope you all had a great Easter!

I am looking forward to being able to listen to General Conference!

And Yes- for those who asked, Elder Sitati who spoke Sunday afternoon is from Naitiri, which is right next to my last area Mautuma (Kitale zone). I know some of his family that stay there. I never met him because I was transferred here, but he returned home for Christmas and the Elders in Kitale met him then.

Also, my cousin Kristjan (serving in the California Arcadia Mission) said he has met him a few times serving there in California. I also heard Elder Renlund who was the previous Africa Southeast Area President spoke on Nelson Mandela- looking forward to hearing that talk as well.

For this week we have some great recent converts we are working with and teaching more about the Priesthood and the questions they have for us.

We have a part member, family member who will be baptized this week. The family was a referral and the 11 year old son was baptized about 8 months ago, and now the Mom will be baptized. She is awesome and will be a great member.

Quote-- "The funny thing about a family is that it's the best place to find a friend, but we always forget to look there" -unknown

And another- "I don't think any ride at Disneyland or DisneyWorld compares to the Dar es Salaam traffic ride" -someone

Now to answer everyone's questions--

What do you cook the most? Pilau, pancakes, french toast or eggs. Way easy and quick.

What are the problems with missionaries coming in?
Not able to get them a work permit. Visa isn't so much the issue as the work permits are.

Have you had much rain?

Well the big question I am sure that you have had a lot of people ask is about the shootings in Kenya, what is the Church’s position, and have they talked to you about it? Not sure and we haven't heard anything from the mission about it.

Did anyone in the Mission get affected by the College Massacres in Kenya? Nope, that is northeastern Kenya, we don't have any missionaries anywhere around there.

Just a note on that-- these are the last days. They were asked if they were Muslims or Christians and none of the people that died denied their testimonies of Christ. Straight up martyred. These are the last days in which we live with wars, rumors of wars and it's not going to get better.

And in the spirit of Easter, I was studying about Christ's resurrection and I included the link- the following chapter 40 and up to and including chapter 42 in the book of Alma. Great stuff to read:

Time is super short. And keep sending me pics!

Love you all!

Elder Eveson

Much love from the KNM

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