We did a service project this week for Nandi, a less-active member. She had grown up in the church and her mother was a Relief Society President or something but when her mom passed , the Church didn't do a funeral service I guess so the family all got offended and stopped attending church and found themselves off "the straight and narrow"...but we are trying to help her come back to the fold! We cleared out a giant heap of trash that was in her compound and burned it (they burn all their trash here so don't be thinking we were just trying to be pyrotechnics or something!) It wasn't burning quickly though and would've taken a day probably because all of the different plastics and such (Ozone layer? what ozone layer? Toxic fumes?) so we couldn't just leave a burning heap of rubbish on her doorstep and leave so we shoveled it all into wheelbarrows again, this time while it was burning and smoking haha, and dumped it on the road side.
|Sorry to say, 3 rats were killed in the process..RIP. (the pictures shows our makeshift weapons ha..you can also see our gloves we used to pick up all the rubbish with:plastic bags tied around our hands.)|
On Friday I went on exchanges with Elder Chiliza. Pretty cool working with him again! We have both improved in our teaching so much since the time we were together. The Spirit was very strong in all our lessons and just throughout the whole day. He's a great missionary its awesome working around him again!
Love, Elder Grant Hiltbrand