Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Happy 20th Birthday!

Manahoana Daholo e!

Ny ankamaroan'ny zavatra izay nitranga taminay tamin' izao herinandro izao dia nitranga tany Manandona na ny faritra faharoa iasanay. Izay no mahatonga ny hoe, "FORT DONA" amin'ny lohatenin' ity email ity.

First off, Thank you so much to those who sent the Brithday wishes. It really does mean a lot!

Secondly, we had another packed week. Elder Cyusa and I have literally been running around like chickens with our heads cut off but we somehow seem to get everything done that needs to get done. This week we spent a lot of our time in a small town called Manandona. It's about 20 km south of Antsirabe and President Foote has asked Elder Cyusa and I to start working out there at least twice a week. So, every Tuesday and Friday we head down to do as much as we can with the coolest Branch Presidednt ever, President Ony! He cares so much about the Branch out there and he tries to do his best even though he's probably not even out of his 20's. He is an amazing guy and I love working with him.

Anyways, this week we didn't have as many crazy adventures as last week but we did have one that happened last Friday. Elder Cyusa and I had just arrived in Manandona and we were heading out to a cluster of houses down in a small valley when all the sudden we received an unexpected phone call from the sisters. We answered and Sister Maduna informed us that her companion, Sister Rasoanarina, needed to go to the dentist because she was experincing complications from a procedure she had done prior to her coming down here to Antsirabe. Elder Cyusa and I rushed back to Antsirabe because the poor sisters, as well as us, had no idea where the dentist was. Well, we eventually found it and Sister Rasoanarina got her tooth fixed. It was kind of hectic but we got it all figured out.

Anyways, that's about all I got for adventures this week. We do have one investigator right now who is progressing very well. His name is Bruno and he is so dilligent when it comes to following committments and coming to church. He plays basketball with us every Monday and it's safe to say that he and all the missionaries down here are good friends. He and his wife want to get baptized so bad but the only problem is that he needs to finish off a prior divorce he had with his last wife and he and his wife now need to become legally married. When all that is said and done he'll be baptized. It could take a while but hopefully we get it all figured out before I come home. He's way cool and I love teaching him and his family.

Well, that's it for the week. I love you all so much and I hope everyone has a great week.

Love, Elder Stringfellow


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