President and Sister Dunn

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Soweto Sons!

Our Soweto sons start coming for interviews. Welcome to Elder Thompson and Elder Rash.
Elder Chirwa and Elder Nonumwar are ready. 
Elder Curriden finds time to visit with Irene. He and his companion serve in her ward in Dobsonville.
It is always a nice time during interviews for interaction among missionaries.
Here, Elder Murwiira and Elder Chirwa visit.
Elder Curriden shows a picture of last Sunday's baptisms of 9 people in one day. 
Next up, Elder Phiri, Elder Ansumanu, Elder Murwiira and Elder Wardle.
Elder Nonumwar serenaded us all a bit.

Elder Chirwa and Elder Nonumwar
Elder Cox and Elder Powell are also part of the Dobsonville District and have also had great success with investigators and baptisms.
Irene loves visiting with all her missionaries.
We loved having these great missionaries with us today.

Last, but not least, Elder Mbiriwiri, Elder Malunga and Elder Nelson, as they share favorite impressions. 
Elder Gwaka, Elder Mbiriwiri and Elder Malunga
President Dunn in the interview rom with Elder Nelson, also sharing passages from the Book of Mormon today.

Here is a sampling of some of the impressions shared this past week:
Sharing passages from the Book of Mormon can be so engaging and inspiring, especially if Elders have prayed and been inspired to write down this impression.

Elder Wolfgramm shared an impression from Jacob 4:2-3 as he hopes to have a thankful heart and pass down these impressions to his own son one day. He also wants to “hearken to His words.”

Elder Wolfgramm and Elder Sousa and Sister Dunn all commented on 1 Nephi 15: 9-10 where Nephi asks Laman and Lemuel if they have inquired of the Lord. When they say- “we have not…for the Lord has made no such thing known unto us.” We talked about the need to do our part when inquiring of the Lord.

Elder Mavuso shared impressions from Alma 8: 20-21 and loved the idea of God lending us breath.
Ekder Higgs shared many scriptures he has found the term “Awake and arise” 2 Nephi 1:21-23 is one example.

Elder Samuel loved 1 Nephi 11: 16-17, with the impression that we do not need to know everything. It can come line upon line, precept upon precept.

Elder Blaylock loved 2 Nephi 9: 50-51

Elder Mavuso shared impressions from 1 Nephi 16: 9-10 about the Liahona and how it came exactly when needed and not before. We must keep pushing forward and know the Lord will provide, maybe not until the moment we need something.

Elder Sousa shared impressions from Alma 7: 23-24 as he discussed the Christ like characteristics of being humble, submissive and patient. He also is trying to develop these Christ like attributes, both spiritual and temporal ones.

Elder Phiri, 1 Nephi 1:1 The impression of the importance of being born to goodly parents starts off the reading of the Book of Mormon. He shared the idea of bloom where you are planted.

Elder Wardle shared impressions from the Allegory of the Olive tree from Jacob 5.

Elder Murwira loves the “wrestle” described in Enos 1:2 and shared his own impressions about this verse.

Elder Powell read from Jacob 2:21 and shared ideas about how life is precious.

Elder Rash brought up the ideas he gained from Jacob 2:33 and how he wants to treat his family and future children with love and respect. He also shared from 2 Nephi 28:16 and the concept of “speedily” and how he can apply it in his life.

Elder Malunga was passionate about Alma 20:26

Elder Nelson loved 2 Nephi 1:15 and shared the ideas of being encircles about eternally in the arms of His love. He repeated the impressions he has received af speaking plainly and writing plainly.

Elder Gwaka had impressions from Alma 19: 22-23 how the Lord protects us.

Elder Avarell sahred impressions form Jacob 5: 22-41, with a focus on verse 41 where the Master of the Vineyard wept, asking what more could I have done. He shared the desire to always ask that question of himself.

Elder Manoo shared insights on the concept of pure testimony. He also shared from 1 Nephi 4:31 where Nephi was large in stature, but his greatest gift was his testimony. 2 Nephi 33:6 was also discussed with impressions about glorying in plainness.

Elder Daniels shared impressions about what Nephi chose to write about on the large and small plates. The concept of writing on plates and having it meant for our day was discussed.

Elder Ebite loved Mosiah 4:19-20 and shared his insights powerfully about these verses.

Elder Turauskis shared from Jacob 6:10.

All of these references are just a sample of the rich conversation that has been enjoyed each day. I have been so grateful to hear the insights and impressions that have been shared. I have learned much listening and taking notes with our beloved Elders.

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