Saturday, June 7, 2014

May 26th 2014

Fam Bam,
Another week down. Pretty long one in my opinion but anyways last monday night i threw up like 3 times and then tuesday and wed i was sick and dizzy and just light headed so Wed i decide i should just take it off cause working i wasnt going to get better so i slept all day and just did some thinking and took a Z-pack for meds. but as i thought i was thinking about when i should be coming home and about baseball. We all know i have been struggling with making you that decision whether come back before school so i can get my freshman year of baseball or loose out and come back after 2 years. its tough and i have been quite stubborn with it, several times through out my mission i have gotten confirmation to stay the full two years but its been tough to grasp it. But Thursday we had interviews with President Zackrison and i opened up about everything on my mind. He is truly an inspired man but as he thought about it he said its a hard choice i have to make and while he was thinking he got some revelation of a quote that was perfect for me... "Let us here observe, that a religion that does not require the sacrifice of all things never has power sufficient to produce the faith necessary unto life and salvation; For, from the first existence of man, the faith necessary unto the enjoyment of life and salvation never could be obtained without the sacrifice of all earthly things. it was through this sacrifie, and this only, that God has ordained that men should enjoy eternal life; And it is through the medium of the sacrifice of all earthly things that men do actually know that they are doing the things that are well pleasing in the sight of God. When a man has offered in sacrifice all that he has for the Truth's sake, not even withholding his life,and believing before god that he has been called to make this sacrifice because he seeks to do his will he does know, most assuredly, that God does and will accept his sacrifice and offering, and that he has not, nor will not seek his face in vain. under these circumstances, then, he can obtain the faith necessary for him to lay hold on Eternal Life" (Joseph Smith, Lectures on Faith 6:7). So this was perfect for me but doesnt mean im giving up baseball. i will play three years if possible and take it from there. but the Lord knows how big of a sacrifice this is for me and my mission president promised me that the blessing for sacrificing this will be so great! and i know that i'll be a better ball player by giving up that first year! no one be disappointed i love you all and i have decided that this is the best thing for me to do! its going to be tough but i can.. i will do it! but in other news im being transfered to a new place called Madedeni its up in Newcastle and i leave tomorrow its a 4 hour drive so not too excited but im excited to get a new comp... Elder Aman'galia from somewhere in africa so its cool! but Sunday we had a confirmation of Nthando the only person that got baptized while i was here. Anyways i love you all so so much!

                                 Package from home

                                      Elder Chigede and I

                  Goofy with my homeboy Elder Allen

                                         Berea Chapel

          Nthando the only baptism from Mayville for me

Chipeta and I with Syril a Ex pro soccer player here in South Africa


                                             Mayville and I

                  One of the many hills i have been walking

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