Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Interesting Week

Elder Shane had a really interesting last week, for a couple of reasons too. One, his new companion, Elder Andon, was supposed to arrive on Tuesday, but he didn't come til Thursday. So Shane spent two days companionless. He spent the time with the district leader Elder Zufelt and his companion. Which that leads into another reason for the interesting week. I'll let him tell you why... We went to this one house that totally reminded me of pirates of the carribean. you know the one crazy lady that lives in the swamp house thing and no one can understand? ya this house was like that. well not so much because the person was crazy but because their house is completely surrounded by water! it was way cool.

His new companion is great. He's really patient with Shane because of his inability to speak very well in French, but they seem to get along just fine. It was a struggle to introduce him to everyone and to show him the area. But that made Shane more appreciative of the all the different leadership positions in the mission field.

Another interesting thing that happened this week, was that they got a call from the referral missionary in Provo! He was working with an investigator from Nigeria that was in Togo. So Shane and his companion were able to set up an appointment with him.

Shane was able to listen to a session of General Conference thanks to a couple who recorded it. It was only the audio, but he was very appreciative of what he had. Besides, they don't have a tv so the video part would have been pointless anyway. :)

And finally, Elder Andon forgot that he had something cooking on their handy dandy camp stove in the kitchen, and it caught fire. No harm came from it, just a really smokey apartment for a couple of hours.

Remember to keep Shane in your prayers. The gospel is true!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Transfer Calls

Transfer calls came in last week, but Elder Shane is staying in his same area. His companion, Elder Kouhe however got transfered to Benin. His new companion is Elder Andon from Cote d'Ivoire. Thanks Elder Kouhe for helping Shane, and being a good companion and trainer.

The language is still coming. He understand most of what is being said, but speaking is a different story and he still has a lot to learn.

Eva's baptism got moved up to the 13th of November. So keep praying for her.

Halloween is not a holiday that is celebrated there, but Elder Shane still celebrated with Elder Zufelt (his district leader). They ate all the candy that was in the apartment, had some cheap cookies and some youpi choco candies (which he says are really good).

Elder Shane and his companion are teaching a family, and while at their second appointment, a lady came and started yelling at them. The spirit was lost, and the lesson was a flop. Apparently, the lady was the investigator's sister, and she was trying to kill him through voodoo so she and her other sisters could have his inheritance. CRAZY! But, the Elders were able to give him a blessing, so hopefully everything will be ok.

Continue to pray for Shane, his companion, and the people. This gospel is true!