In addition to a busy teaching week, we had three investigators who were baptized and confirmed members of the Church. I had the opportunity to baptize two of them (one is Fabrice and the other is Theophile). Theophile, was actually called to work the day before his baptism. He drives a van hours away from the church. Sometimes he is away from home for a few days. So we were afraid that he would miss his baptism. When we walked to the church, he was there, dressed and ready to be baptized. I consider that to be a miracle.There is also a chance that there will be baptisms this week and next week was well. To answer the question about the baptisms here, there is a pool that is set up for baptisms. None of the churches here are actually owned by the Church, they are just rented buildings.
It is strange that graduation was a year ago. I have almost been a missionary for a year, which I cannot even believe myself sometimes. Time is crazy. I did not actually know that Elder L Tom. Perry passed away before today. That is sad. But we all know where devoted servants of the Lord go, so it is not really sad.
I don't think I ever received the letters from the young men and young women in our ward, I got a letter from Brother Jared Edwards with a picture of some of the youth. Other than that I cannot remember remembering getting letters. Speaking of mail -every food item from the box you sent is gone now. You asked how we get to the stores here- We either walk or take taxis to get from place to place. Most of the time we are able to walk unless someone lives far away.
It is great to be a missionary! There are many challenges here, but the Lord has helped me to rise to those challenges even when I thought that I was not capable.
Have a great week, everyone!