Family,Well good to see you guys yesterday. i didnt think i was gonna make it when the power in the city went out then as i went to the last option for skyping we got a flat tire and had no spare since we got a flat on friday. I'll tell you what im becoming a Pit-Stop master for these dang tires. Anyways things are going good and i hope all continues to shape up around home. But i'll see most of you next at the airport. crazy thought i cant believe time is going so fast. but anyways this week went quick work hard and doing all i can. This weekend we had stake conference and it was pretty nice we had it had the Durban City Hall this sweet old building but it was nice the Stake President gave an awesome talk i already sent most of you the analogy he used but he also touched on some things and quotes that i loved. Something i have been thinkning about lately is that testimonys dont come. they are earned and we said " Spirituality has a short shelf life, yesterdays norishment is not sufficent to meet the needs of today." it really showed to me how important the gospel DAILY is instead of the gospel weekly or monthly. but yeah things are going well. we'll have 4 baptisms this coming week so it'll be nice. Time is short but im going to sprint to the finish. I love you all a ton. talk to you next week!
An Analogy From Alex ------
In a mother’s womb were two babies.
One asked the other: “Do you believe in life after delivery?”
The other replies, “Why, of course. There has to be something after delivery. Maybe we are here to prepare ourselves for what we will be later.”
“Nonsense,” says the other. “There is no life after delivery. What would that life be?”
“I don’t know, but there will be more light than here. Maybe we will walk with our legs and eat from our mouths.”
The other says, “This is absurd! Walking is impossible. And eat with our mouths? Ridiculous. The umbilical cord supplies nutrition. Life after delivery is to be excluded. The umbilical cord is too short.”
“I think there is something and maybe it’s different than it is here,” the other replies.
“No one has ever come back from there. Delivery is the end of life, and in the after-delivery it is nothing but darkness and anxiety and it takes us nowhere.”
“Well, I don’t know,” says the other, “but certainly we will see mother and she will take care of us.”
“Mother??” You believe in mother? Where is she now?”
“She is all around us. It is in her that we live. Without her there would not be this world.”
“I don’t see her, so it’s only logical that she doesn’t exist.”
To which the other replied, “Sometimes when you’re in silence you can hear her, you can perceive her. I believe there is a reality after delivery and we are here to prepare ourselves for that reality….”
PICTURES: Webb and i carrying Baseball bats around in the colored area, hangingout with Daylin Allen.. Codi Allens son. News paper posting yesterday. Stake conference at the beautiful city hall building in downtown durban, Elder Rowberry and i inside the hall and then just me.