i havent showered in two days, yeah, i feel gross. Yesterday we woke up to no power. There was a massive rainstorm going on outside, and togo decided to be togo, and turn off the power to save some money. no power. no water. so i ended up going to church. then today we were just so busy doing laundry by hand and cleaning our appartment and going to the super market, to by good food, (beef was bought! ) that we just didnt have time. but you know. its life i guess! haha!
This week has flown by! seriously! so many great things happened this week!
We met elder Archer! the fourth yovo moving into our appartment. he is cool. it isnt as weird as i thought it was going to be. we do get ripped off a lot easier now though. taxi drvers, and other people see four white guys in ties, they automatically think, "im going to rip them off" sadly, they dont though. some guy kicked a woman out of a taxi when he saw us and said in eve "get out of the taxi, im going to get a lot of money from these guys". it was super sad. its sad that we now have to argue prices because its 60 cents to much. sad. arguing over 60 cents. its totally a pride thing though. you think you can rip me off because im white... uh, no. no one is ripping me off.
the assistants came and taught this sweet african game. when you lose, everyone gets to slap your hands. its fun. i played it with a bunch of kids the other day.... african kids hurt when they slap your hands man... haha.
we saw hervé this week. he is a members older brother. he is doing really well in the lessons and has a baptism date set for later this week.
We've been teaching this guy called atchou. (yes like the sound you make when you sneeze) we were explaing to him the creation and adam and eve and stuff. after a while he said "ive studied a lot with the jehovah witnesses, and i had a lot of questions, but now i understand. and its because of the book of mormon." oh man! i love hearing that! its so awesome when you hear people who aren' members of our church testify of the book of mormon.
we were able to baptize Eric this week! he is such a cool guy! he has already given us contacts and he invited his neice to his baptism. she then came to church, and said she wants to talk to the missionaries! wow. its been a really awesome week.
this week will hopefully be just as awesome. i guess that we are just going to keep on working though! through faith and gods help, we can baptize all of wuiti if we wanted too!
so, a couple weeks back, i gave a book of mormon to a guy on the street named bacola, he wanted to buy it from us, but of course, we gave it to him for free. then on thursday, elder sagers came home and asked us if we knew bacola. we said yes. he then said that bacola had read the entire book of mormon, and wants the doctrine and covenants, and the pearl of great price! haha! isnt that nuts or what! he is currently reaiding the topical guide in the back of the book of mormon! saddly, Bacola works in a different part of togo, and is never at home, and he is home when im sleeping. awesome guy!
so, its been a pretty great week overall. very inspiring.
i hope you all have a fantastic week! stay safe, read your scriptures, sing a happy song,
love you all!