A behind-the-scenes look at Evan's two-year mission in Madagascar for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Monday, October 27, 2014


            So, I have not sent a main email for a while. I actually don't remember the details of last week but, last week, we had an area seventy come, and he talked about the importance of tithing and fast offerings. It was sort of an open forum, which was weird, because none of the members had any questions. 
            Of course, interviews with President Adams were also last week. I was given a few letters from September (two from Auntie Bessie, one from the Heilman's, and one from Nic). The work week went by pretty quickly this week, and on Saturday, we watched General Conference the whole with most of the elders in our zone. The Rossiters were in town this week, so I got a letter from Brittany (from Oct. 8th) and my new passport document (maybe a copy). I haven't open either letter yet. 
            On Sunday, we watched the Sunday Morning Session of Conference in Malagasy at the church building. We had 5 investigators in attendance. After that, I traded companions, and went on splits with Elder Ahlstrom (he is from California). We taught a lesson (in English) in Toamasina, and then we taught two in Ankirihiry. We had a really good lesson with our investigator, Lanto. Earlier that day, we got a text from him saying that he didn't want to learn anymore because our teachings opposed what he learned as a Protestant. Also, he did not see the importance of being baptized. After talking with him about the importance of faith, and sharing a scripture with him, he decided that he will keep learning. Other than that, not much happened this week. 
This morning, there was a spider about the size of the palm of my hand in our room. It was very quick. Luckily, we found it and killed it. Missionary life is definitely different from anything else. There is much work to be accomplished and I am here to spread the Lord's restored gospel, even though I sometimes lose sight of that in the craziness of everyday life here. 
               I hope that everyone has a great week. Love all of you.

           -Elder Pinson 

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