Monday, January 27, 2014

January 20, 2014

Well Fam, this week has been a very interesting week.  Had some good moments and some discouraging ones to. Any ways on Tuesday I went on Exchange with one of my district members, Elder Morrision. He is from Ghana and he is 27 years old. Crazy, I felt weird like training him and what not because he is like 8 years older than I am but o well, it was really good and he is a great missionary. We have a lot of new people that we are teaching that are just sweet people. One of the guys names is Dexton. He works at a clinic in the Lab looking at blood samples and what not so I thought that was cool. I told him that Ashly and Brooke are doing the same stuff and he was all excited and thought that was cool. This week to we found some people to teach in the Ex. President of Liberia's house. We were walking by the compound and could see it was a huge house inside so I peaked my head through the gate to look at it and somebody saw me and told me to come in The president hasent lived in the house for a long time and just has a few people care take for the place but it is HUGE. I seen my first swimming pool there to. Its not running and doesn’t have any water in it but it used to be so I thought that was cool. I really feel like we ran into those people for a reason though so I guess we will see how it goes when we go back this week to teach them. Well it was pretty fun this week, one of our member families bought some crabs for dinner one night while we were there, so we helped her kill them for her. What you do is rip off one of the claws and then open up the middle of its stomach and shove the claw inside and kill it haha. Pretty brutal but it was fun and then we got to go back the next day and eat some in a soup she prepared. It was good. This week Elder Cooper came into my room one night and said that he had a zit on his back or something. So he took off his shirt and showed me it and he had a HUGE zit/pimple thing right in between his should blades so I had the honor to pop it for him. I felt like I was on one of those Youtube videos That this was so big and had so much crap in it. It was nasty but I did get it on video so you will get to see it eventually haha. You probably didn’t need to hear that but I thought it was funny. Well Friday we had interviews with president Kirkham and they were awesome. He is such an awesome guy and he just has the spirit with him so strong. He gave me some good advice on being a District Leader and told me I was doing a good job so that was good to hear. Well Saturday me and Elder Cottrell had an awesome day. Everyone of our lessons were just so great and spiritual. We had a lady who we have her a Book of Mormon and like Wednesday and then we asked her about her reading. She had read almost all of 1 nephi and told us about it, IN detail what she read. It was the craziest thing ever, I have never seen that in Liberia. It was awesome. We had a bunch of other lessons that were good to, but just to put a damper on it, NONE of them came to church the next day. We had 1 investigator come to church so that was really discouraging. I was a bit bummed but I guess we will just come and hit it hard this week.  We are hoping to start having some baptisms here soon so I hope they won't fall through.  Any ways things here are still going good, definitely learning a lot, how to deal with people and not how to deal and how to handle things.  It will be good to learn all of this stuff and I am learning a bunch of life skills. Got to love the mission experience haha. Well love you guys. You guys are awesome J Have a great week.  
Elder Bowring

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