Dear family and Friends,
hey everyone, glad to hear you had a good week back home. Is it getting cold yet? its starting to warm up here. So dad got some sunshine hauled eh? haha thats good thats good. i don't miss that but i do miss tractor work. Round up time, i was wondering when that was coming. sounds like a big coming week with Island Park and Spencer in the same week. have fun with that. can't wait till 2012 when i can join in on it again. i may not stay here too long. President told me to boost up the area and that i will probably only be with Opolot for 6 weeks so i don't know what will happen i can't predict anything haha
I have had a good week. lots of work had commenced in King. :) Bishop is very pleased with what we were able to do during the week as he mentioned in PEC yesterday morning. We have done lots of LA work and we even have gotten the brethren to come out with us to fellowship. so work is picking up a bit. its been fun working with Elder Opolot. haha he is a funny character. he needs work on his teaching, cause i talk a lot in appointments now. didn't realize how much i like teaching until i talk the entire time and my comp is just sitting there being quiet. but i do give him time to teach. being senior is quite the responsibility. wow. i have to make all the decisions and have to report to the ZLs and yeah. Elder Samuel Opolot is his name from Uganda and has an interesting accent.
We have been teaching former investigators and working with the ones that they were teaching last transfer. we have one BD, Nomhla. she is a very nice lady and has come to church twice now. we didn't see her this past week cause she went to P.E. so i hope she is back this week. She stays in a township called Sweetwater. its an interesting place but good people. I taught gospel principals yesterday on the law of chastity, yeah talk about awkwardness! haha. but its got to be taught! and we had very good participation from the class. i like it :) I'm enjoying it here for the most part. good members and good people to teach if they will keep their appointments. we now have a ward mission leader! so the work will now progress even better :)
Well i know this is the work of the lord! I wouldn't be here if it wasn't. I'm so grateful for your love and support and all that you taught me growing up. Mission is good, challenging and worth it all at the same time. I know I have a Father in Heaven who loves me and wants me to be happy. I Know Jesus is the Christ and the Son of God who came here to die for us. Book of Mormon truly is another testament of Jesus Christ, i love the Book of Mormon and so grateful for the way that it teaches. Like in 2 Nephi, cant remember what chapter, how it says that Nephi likes to write in simple and plainness. God knew what he was doing when he commanded them to write the Book of Mormon. I love you! have a good week!
Your missionary in South Africa,
Elder Robert S Rigby (CTM)