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

Monday, November 2, 2015


  So November is here! 

    There is honestly not too much to mention this week, so I will cut to the chase, and talk about Conference on Saturday and Sunday. It was cool to finally hear some of the messages that  a lot of people have been talking about. There wasn't a single conference talk that I did not like. They were all really inspiring, and it was easy to take in the messages that God wants us to hear at this time. 
  With that said, not too much work was accomplished on Saturday or Sunday. We invited a really cool investigator to be baptized this past week. We met him two Sundays ago, when we were walking to teach someone else. He stopped us and told us that he had been taught by missionaries before, but  he had moved out of town. He had returned and he had finally found us (the missionaries). 
  It was sort of funny because, on the day we went to teach him, we had watched a Church video made for missionaries. In the video, an investigator asks the missionaries when she could be baptized. Elder Heo and I laughed because we said that would never happen in Madagascar. However, later, when we were teaching, this investigator asked us what he had to do to join our church, so we invited him to be baptized. 
  I am saving some money this month so we can have a legitimate Thanksgiving dinner in a few weeks. If anybody has any recipes or food suggestions, you are welcome to tell me. I am really trying to think of stuff to talk about now, but this week was a very quiet week. Today, we went to the mission office and played basketball for a time. The plan today was to eat at this one restaurant with good food in another area in Antananarivo, but it rained really hard, so that did not happen. 
This week, we will be going on exchanges. I will also try to get the camera repaired so it can actually be useful. There's not much motivation to take pictures of cool sights and stuff when your camera is not working right. 
   Anyway, the missionary work continues to progress. We invited a really awesome investigator to be baptized on our first time teaching him, and he accepted. Also, if anybody has questions about Madagascar, the people, the culture, the language, etc...don't hesitate to ask. I can't really think of a Malagasy Lesson for this week so, if there is anything someone wants to know, you can ask about that as well. I hope everyone has a great week. I am having a great mission!

Elder Pinson

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