My entire house and the Kadoma Elders got water guns last Monday and we had a huge water fight in the Kadoma house. One Elder, Elder Kwaramba got a launcher and he was just going to town, everyone else had little pea shooters, and we just soaked the house. That was so much fun, and now we have them in the house, and we just have fights once in a while. I'm telling ya man, there is nothing better on a boring day then filling up a water gun and shooting people with it. I love it, and it is a great way to bond as a house.Several new things happening here in Chegutu. Because of Christmas we have ended the transfer two weeks early, which means that today is the start of my 11th transfer on mission. That's new. Which means that this will be an 8 week transfer to get us back on track. That's new. Also I have stayed here in Chegutu which will be a total of four transfers here in Chegutu, totally at almost 6 months in an area, which is the longest that I have been in an area, and may be the longest of my mission. That's new. Yeah, so a lot of new stuff going on here.
I am doing well, and am doing my best to get lots of water, but it can be difficult knowing which water is safe to drink and which one I should avoid, out in the area where there is no filter to put it through.
Still in the process of becoming a branch, they are filling out the paper work to send to Salt Lake to get approved. I can't wait till we are a branch, it will be a great day. We are having four baptisms on Saturday, which is great, the area is growing and the recent converts are super strong. There are lots of things getting done, and in spite of the difficulty talked about above we still have lots of people we are preparing for baptisms farther down the line. I love the people and all of the things that we are able to do with them. What I don't like to much is there are so many people who want to argue with us. There is an Anti-Message guy who is just interested in teaching us what he believes, and in proving to us that we are wrong. I finely got sick of it and told him that isn't why I am here, and that if he wants to learn and to read he can call us. That was last week, and no word so far.
None of the families I have visited with have one (a Nativity). I don't know what one would look like. There are no decorations for Christmas, mostly becasue all of it is so expensive, I am thining about getting some lights, but trees are way to much and so is everything else. I so wish we had a tree, and lights and all that good stuff, but I have hung up my stocking.
My companion and I are both staying here in Chegutu, which is nice, I really like Elder Muzonde, and now that we have gotten to know each other he is quite the talker. (There is no spell check on the computer I am sorry if things are spelled wrong) I have a friend who is serving in his home ward in Harare, which is pretty funny. My companion has really connected with the people we are teaching.
"The Gospel of Jesus is the way of peace. To the extent we follow it and incorporate it in our lives, to this extent will we be blessed and prospered. What a wonderful thing it is to be involved in this glorious work. Let us rejoice in our great opportunity,
let us serve with gladness."