Sunday, May 20, 2012

 I really received a testimony that this is where I need to finish my mission when I first got here. On Tuesdaimmy who had a baptismal date and was supposed to be baptized but he wasn’t fully married yet so they had to wait on him. When I met him though I thought I knew him. We just talked briefly with him but as I was walking away one of the Elders mentioned that he played Tennis. I asked “has he been to Kenya for that?”  They said they thought so because he had a Kenyan necklace. I realized I did know this guy.

I had contacted J about 4 months earlier when I had come down to Uganda from Ethiopia for a Zone Leaders Council. Right before I was getting on the airplane to go back to Ethiopia I had gone out to get a coke. I was sitting at a place near the mission office drinking the coke and some guy sitting across from me started talking to me and I told him a little bit about the church and where it was. He told me of how he coached the Ugandan tennis team and stuff like that. I gave him a pass-along card and thought nothing of it. He was literally the only person I contaced the 3 days I was there. I guess a couple of months later he saw the missionaries again and paid for their taxi. They then started teaching him and he came to church and was about to be baptized. Now for my final area I see him and it was so amazing. What a miracle. What a tesimony and help that to me it is to know that Heavenly Father puts us just where we need to be, to be with the people who need to hear from us, at the exact times. It has given me the motivation to finish these last few weeks strong.

That was the big thing for me this last week. Other than that we are doing some finding. We started teaching these Sudanese in this huge mansion on the top of the hill. I took a picture so I’ll see if I can send it but if not I’ll just show you in a few weeks.  It’s cool. Hopefully we’ll keep finding new people and we’ll have success by the end of the transfer. We’ll see.

Well I love you guys! I can’t wait to see you in a few weeks. Keep it real and thank you for everything you do for me!

Elder Welch

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