Monday, October 5, 2015

"Mostly dead [or] all dead[?]"-Princess Bride "The [laugh]"-Lord of the Rings 2 "Wow! the weather. Very [hot]"-Lion King "Three sir, three."Monty Python

"There is a difference between mostly dead, and all dead."   In mission when a missionary comes to the end of their service, some missionaries die.  Like stop working, start doing zhing things, and all that stuff.   Well, I have been wondering some days, am I mostly dead or all dead.   Some days I feel alive and great, other days I get trunky and it just becomes hard to do things.   I wish it weren't so, but such is how the longing works on an Ogier.   Anyway, most days I am good, it is just in the evening when my family is awake that it becomes hard, for the most part.   "Mostly dead, they're still partly alive, all dead, there is only one thing to do.   What is that?   Well, go through their pockets and look for loose change."

Okay, so I don't know how many of you used to watch Friends, but I did, and let me tell you something.   You know the girl Chandler used to date, who had a really weird laugh, well imagine that laugh with more of a bass to it, coming from a guy, and that is my companions laugh.   It is interesting.   Every time I hear it it makes me think of when I used to watch Friends with my parents.   

Okay, so weather has been in the 33-36 range here in Zimbabwe.   The other day it got to 38, like 100 degrees for those who live in the states.   So safe to say, I agree with "old Rafiki" the weather is strange.   But it sounds like it should bring us some good rain sometime or other.   I don't know.   I just hope that my dear sweet Washington is still rainy and gray and beautiful.   

Okay, so this week we have MLC, leaving when we get done emailing to go to Harare, and that will take Monday and Tuesday.   Then Saturday we have a Braai and stuff planned with the Zone and a family that I love in Sakubva, and then Sunday we will be going to Harare for the last time, so safe to say I have like Three days in the area this week.   It is odd how that works, but it is what it is.   Tying to cement some memories that may have to last me for the rest of my life.   

This week was good, got some things done.   Got some people committed to baptism, and had several people come to Sacrament.   That was the best.   Nothing is worse then a investigatorless Sacrament meeting.   But that hasn't happened for a few weeks, so that is good. What is even better is getting a text from the AP's saying we are gonna Braai at the Presidents house, so we get to go there in P-day clothes.   In the words of my Uncle Elder Housekeeper YAGA!!!!   I love it.   

"The Gospel is a fountain of knowledge that never runs dry."
-Gerald Causse

"Disciples of the Lord are defenders of traditional marriage. We cannot yield. History is not our judge. A secular society is not our judge. God is our judge."
-Russell M Nelson

What a wonderful thing to be in a church led by our Savior through His chosen 12 Apostles and His one Prophet.   Just as it was in the time of Peter, James and John.   We got to see three new Apostles called and sustained this week in conference.   I know that we are led, not by man, but by our perfect Savior, through imperfect, yet wonderful men.   I know that they speak the words of God.   Never forget their words, or the words of any of the church leaders.   They are called, sustained, supported by God.   So why not loved and trusted by us?

"A wedding? I love weddings! Drinks all around! I know, clasp him in irons."
"Data, data, data, I can not make bricks without clay."
"Stop blowing holes in my ship!"
"I don't complain when you play your violin at three in the morning, I don't complain when you steal my clothing.   We have a barter system."
"Jack, Jack, Jack, hadn't you noticed, that's the same Island we mad you governor of at the end of our last little venture.   I had noticed."
"Case reopened."

I love you all.   

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