19 September 2011

12 September 2011 - Saved A Life

12 September 2011
Happy Labor Day!
Hello again everyone.
This week, this week.... was busy. Probably the highlight of it was Tuesday afternoon. We were speaking to a man on the street when a woman came up to us asking for a prayer. This is not uncommon; "pastors" are held in high regard in the township.
Down the Street outside our Flat
She told us that her nephew, who she had been watching over, had committed suicide. She blames herself and is so distraught that that day she was on her way to hang herself when she saw us. She recognized us as servants of the Lord and must have seen just a little bit of hope. We talked for about half an hour at her house about the Plan of Salvation and she said she might or might not see us the next day... the next day we didn't see her but her family did. Thursday we did get to talk to her again and she seemed much better. She told us she wanted more than anything to be a good mother to her daughter and a good example to those around her, and committed to be baptised. So you can tell everyone that Elder Tekulve (and his companion) saved a life last week.
We had 14 (!) new investigators, blowing our goal of 6 out of the water. I'm sure the Elders at Grandma's will be shocked to hear that one of our problems is too many investigators! I am also learning much better how to listen to and understand the promptings of the Spirit.

Up The Street Outside our Flat

This week the Africa Southeast Area President Renlund is touring the mission. I'll see him Wednesday in Zone Conference.

A week ago I saw some Tab in the store and had to try it. It wasn't bad, like Pepsi but better. I love getting pictures from anyone as well. What does my desk look like now that Mom has moved in? What's Mariah been drawing lately? What games are Nik and Noah playing? (if they have time for games, haha)

--Elder Tekulve

1 Corinthians 2: 1-5

And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God.
For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.
And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling.
And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:
That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.

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