I went on an exchanges in Chilobwe with Elder Barnard on friday (his last exchange on mission! He goes home tomorrow) and it was awesome! We had fun and were laughing the whole day but also felt the Spirit the whole day and had super powerful lessons. I learned a ton from him throughout the day as well. One of my favorite parts of the day was how most of our lessons included the Book of Mormon so we got to read from it and testify of it and just feel the Spirit that comes from it all day. We visited the Makawas and went through the introduction with them and they had tons of questions and now they understand the restoration and Book of Mormon so much better! They have now started to read the BOM everyday and will someday have read the whole thing! I love to see people come to know the Book of Mormon really is the word of God!
We also saw Brother Wanyaliwa to whom we had given the Book of Mormon last time and committed to read Moroni 10:3-5. Well he read that, the testimonies in the beginning and the first 3 chapters of Nephi. AND he had prayed and knows it is true. Now we just need to help him see what he needs to DO now that he has come to know these things to be true!
It's always fulfilling as a missionary to see others come to know the truth and see how the gospel of Jesus Christ changes them.Well as for transfers...most of the mission was effected..Except for our flat. All four of us are staying in our areas with our companions! Elder Dlamini has been in his area for 7-8 months already and me for 6 months..Its challenging to stay in one area for that long, but I trust it is what the Lord wants!
LoveElder Grant Hiltbrand