Thursday, August 6, 2015


Hey Everyone!

We had another awesome week here in Andranomanelatra and we got a lot done! We had a a lot of spiritual moments this week and a lot of other moments that were just flat out wierd!

Sitrak and his Mission Call
Anyways, to start off, Sitraka's call came and he's going to Cote d’Ivoire! Man I'm so excited for him! Ya'll already know that Sitraka is the Branch Mission Leader and now the first missionary ever from the Andranomanelatra Branch! I had the awesome opportunity of translating his call letter for him so he could know where he was going and it was one of the coolest experiences of my mission so far! I haven't seen Sitraka this happy and I can't wait till he starts his mission!

This week I also got to go on a split with Elder Herrin! Elder Herrin is the man! We've lived together ever since Tamatave and it's been an awesome experience! It was nice to talk to him for a whole day and get some advice from him! There's a reason he's our Zone Leader right now and I'm just happy that I got to work with him for a day! We taught seven lessons throughout the split and I was introduced to some way cool people! All in all, it was an awesome split and I'm glad to have done it with Elder Herrin!

Sitrak's Mission Call in English
On Friday we headed out to Sarodroa were some members were going to introduce us to their "friends!" Turns out that their friends were already members and their children needed blessings! I don't know why they didn't just tell us from the beginning! Anyways, I gave all three blessings and it was kind of a weird experience not going to lie! All I was told at the beginning of the blessings was that they were only sick and needed a blessing of health! I later found out that all three of them were very mentally ill! After the blessings the weirdest thing happened....All the sudden all the windows in the house slammed shut and one of the sick girls started doing this creepy laugh! Let's just say Sitraka, Elder Becker, and I got out of that house as quickly as we could! The whole situation was real creepy but I'm glad that they got the blessings and we'll hope and pray that something good happens!

We had an awesome fast and testimony meeting yesterday and Voangy came again! She made the long trek gain and her crippled foot and this time she brought a friend! September 12th is looking bright for Voangy and hopefully we'll get her baptized! Our branch is so nice to her especially our Branch President and I think that's the reason she keeps coming every week! Just goes to show that everyone can be a missionary even if you don't have the badge to prove it!

Anyways, that was my week! A lot of real cool experiences happened this week along with some weird ones! All in all this week was a good week and I learned a lot! I love you all so much and I hope that everyone has a great week!

Elder Stringfellow
The countryside

A Beautiful Madagascan Sunset

Their Apartment

Their Beds

Their Living Room

Sitrak "Hanging Loose"

Sitrak wearing a wig

1 comment:

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