Monday, July 25, 2016

I played Rugby

yed rugby in africa!!! and it was fantastic


Now, it wasnt tackle. I would of loved that. But we did play a lot of touch rugby. It was a lot of fun. it feels good.
so, another week has ended, and a new one is starting! where to start!
On tuesday i had a flash back to my old togo office days. So, now the zone funds have to cover all of the missionaries medical transport, and utilities bills, so tuesday morning, Elder Arek, Elder Mukendi and I got in a taxi and went and dropped off the money the missionaries needed, and we picked up the stuff we had too.
I had a really special experience though this last week! One of my converts (david from kelegougan) called! I actually called him back since phone calls are expensive. It was so awesome. I talked to him and Lodonou, another convert in kelegougan who had an alcohol problem. It was so great. but, i got kind of uncomfortable because they wouldnt stop thanking me! I honestly didnt do a whole lot... I dont think my converts realize how much they helped me! They changed my life! They helped convert me more to the gospel! it was awesome.
we had interviews with president this week. He did ours as an apartment. he was going to do them as companionships, but since we are three in the apartment, and elder mukendis mini missionary was sick, we did it just us three. It went well.
we had a lot of great lessons this last week. Wilfred is still progressing really well, and Lamisse also. she just needs to come to church! she is scared to ask her boss to let her off work to come.
so life is good here in menontin. Im now in my last few weeks, and im trying to make it to the end. one day at a time.
I love you all!
Elder Magre


Welcome to the good life


Jun 20
Afon gan gia? Its been another week here in benin. a lot happened this week. but, it was good.
So, last monday after writing home last monday We left for jericho to do a split overthere. I worked with elder MIller, and his companion came and worked with Elder Arek. 
Jericho is cool. a lot of muslims... seriously, everyone is muslim. I remember arriving in Akpakpa and being like "wow, everyone here is muslim" but Jericho wins. It was good though, I went to the district meeting, and then we went and ate at festival de glace in jericho. we ate pizza and ice cream and had big smiles on our faces.
on wednesday and thursday it was just a basic day in the area. we taught Esther and prepared her for her baptism. so, that was nice.
We did another split in fidjrosse also. I worked with elder hansen here in menontin and elder arek left for fidjrosse with elder adjo. so, we've done a lot of splits this week. but, it mixes things up... 
Esthers baptism went well. she invited her friend Fatima which was good.
Elder Mukendi baptized severain, who was one of my investigators in zogbo. so, that was great to see him baptized.
Life is good though. we are still working hard, and trying to persevere. elder arek and I both go home in less than three months.... so, we are trying to persevere at this point.
I love you all and hope you have a great week!
bybye looo

Back to Togo

The promise land


well, im back in togo!!! HOORAY!!!!! oh, how i missed this little
country! and how it has changed so much in five months! i love you
togo!!! But, like ive said before, Benin and Togo are strangly
different. Togo is seriously a villiage!!!
So, i found out who my companion is! It is the one, and only Elder
Bretherton! in case you forgot, elder bretherton trained me to work in
the togo office, and was the benin office elder while i was in the
togo office! we are having a lot of fun, but are working hard in the
Im working in doumasséssé. they kicked the sister missionaries out,
and put in elders, so we have been a little lost for the past week
because we didnt even know how the areas where divided. its been
getting better though. Our DMP has been a hugh help for us. we are
locating where invistigators, live, and our getting used to our way
around Doumasséssé. its actually a pretty big secteur, that is kind of
close to the ghana boarder. its funny because Doumasséssé is  next to
kodjoviakopé (my first secteur) and wuiti (my second sectuer). so
visiting converts and members shouldn't be too difficult. One of my
old investigators is coming to church here in Doumassésse, (he was
never baptized because of his marriage problem) so, we are going to
start teaching him again.
its weird, because I know almost all of the members here in
doumassesse. When the members saw me they said "youre still here? we
thought you were done"... nope, just 3 more weeks!!! hahaha!!!!
So, today We had a zone activity to kpalimé! It was fun! kpalimé is
north of lomé, and has awesome waterfalls! it was my fourth time
going, so, that was fun!
so, thats been my week!
I love you guys so much!
Elder Magre

Monday, June 6, 2016



Sunny day

Welcome to my sunny day!!!


Akon got the weather right, its sunny. and its hot... we went out today to do something at noon, and when i walked out, I got a chuck norris style round house kick to the face from the sun. Its hot. like really hot. but its all in a days work. 
I am loving menontin with Arek. Seriously, im working with one of my best mission friends and it is so much fun! we are working hard, and have a ton of fun. I love my nigerian companion. i really do. But the weird part is that we are 3 in our apartment. so, we are at times (like right now) in an awkward tripanionship. but, its nice when the member comes and picks up elder mukendi.
a lot went ont his week. Wednesday night, we left to pick up elder miller in jericho for a split. afterwards, we went and picked up Elder Harevaa (who is working with a mini missionary) to come and be a part of this split. (the mission wants elder arek and I to keep a little eye on him since he is almost done). then thursday, we had a great split.we taught a good amount, and elder miller showed me more of the area. afterwards we went and brought them back to their apartments and i picked up elder arek.
so, thats the only really exciting thing that happened.
Our area is pretty good. we have a lot of investigators, but none that are really going to progress because of marriage problems... as usual.
 but we should be baptizing a girl named esther in a few weeks. so, that will be exciting. 
I love you all, and i hope you have a great week!
akpé loooo
elder magre
1.picture of Elder arek. my current companion. you should already know him
2. me with elder mukendi (old comp)
3. and me in my new area

Monday, May 23, 2016

rain or sun!!!!!

I dont know whats worse. the sun, or the rain.

Its hot and then the rain comes it gets really wet. I dont know which one I like. Oh rainy season. You hate us so much. but thats okay. 
I think the worst part of rainy season is the flooded roads. There really is no escaping getting wet.
The week went well. We found a ton of new investigators, and we had a baptism. Loriveil got baptized. Her testimony freaked us out a little bit though. she said "i felt the evil spirits leave me" (remember that here in benin  VooDoo is a big deal... and totally a real thing). haha. life is going well.
So, we did splits for most of the week actually. I worked with Elder Arek on tuesday in Menontin. We went to the far part of the secteur. it was fun. I love arek, We spent 6 months in togo with each other, and now 3 months here in benin. 
On Wednesday i worked with elder miller in zogbo, and that was great. we had a good time. We taught some good lessons and ate some chawarmas. 
So, we started teaching a guy named olivier from Chad. Sadly the church isnt in chad, but he is really interested, and loves the things we are teaching him.
so, there really isnt to much to say about this week.
Just know that I love you all!
Elder Magré