Monday, December 15, 2014

Christmas Miracle

This week was a good ol' time.  We were able to have 4 baptisms:  Mary, Christine, Thomas and Martha.  I am happy they have English first names.

I got some Christmas lights and now our apartment is looking super Christmasy.  I miss Christmas.  It was always a good time.  It is weird because it is like 80 degrees here and there is no sign of snow.  I will get over it.

The Christmas miracle that was mentioned in the title goes as follows.  We were shopping in EastMatt ( a big grocery store) and I found cream of mushroom soup!  So, now I can make one of my favorite dishes.  The Spirit of Christmas is alive and well!:)


Justin's Christmas sunburn!

Monday, December 1, 2014



Sounds like it was a good week!  I had your bag of potatoes that you sent me, by myself on the couch, for THANKSGIVING.  It was a lonely holiday, but I will get over it (ha ha).  I got you and Grandma Bradford's XMAS packages.  I am thankful for your faithfulness as a "Missionary Mom"  haha it definitely helps, especially here in Africa.  I went to Subway this morning, it tasted just like home.  Let Grandma and Grandpa Blomquist know!  We also went to the National Museum of Kenya this morning for District Activity.  It was a lot of fun.  Oh and we also went to Cold Stone.  It was a fun day.

Thanks for being so supportive of me and stuff.  Tell everyone that I missed them Kabisa on Thanksgiving and I can't wait to Face Time them all.  I will probably Face Time on Sunday the 21st at around 5 or 6 my time.  The member that I am going to has an IPAD so I will be able to Face time instead of Skype, which I think is better anyways.  It would be cool if Grandma could be there too.
(if you noticed how thin he is...he is not sick.  His companion likes to run alot and they made weights out of cement so he has been working out)


Due to the recent terrorist attacks in an around Mandera, I have been told to inform you that I am safe and we have been given safety procedures from the US Embassy.  I know that the Lord will protect me and my fellow missionaries as long as we are obedient!  Love you Guys!  I will also take this time to send some pictures because I am on a nice computer.

Elder Barasa and I
Me and Our investigator at stake conference on Sunday
Me and George kasue's son (The coolest member ever)
Hallelujah on a cold Sunday Morning

A Peek At My Week

Aish, Athi River is treating me nicely.  Blessing are sana lately.  We were able to schedule 5 people for baptism this week, which makes me quite happy.   A 17 year old who wants to go on a mission, he is boss, and 18 year who wants to go on a mission, she is my homie,  A 13 year old who has already been coming to church for like 2 years, so we decided she needs to be baptized.  A woman whose husband is less active but she has decided to get baptized and she wants to be sealed to her husband and her new born child.   And another woman who decided to be baptized.  I'm so pumped.  I am excited for the coming weeks.

This week I had the "50 Nifty United States" song stuck in my head the whole week.  Aish, I miss that place kabisa.  My appreciation for the USA has grown so much since I have been here.  We are lucky, I tell you.

Aish, we had stake conference yesterday and we were able to hear from Elder Bednar and Uchtdorf via video broadcast, it was pretty cool.  They talked about eliminating the "Dowry" or "Bride Price".  That is common thing here in Africa, giving a cow for your wife or something.  They told the members to discontinue the practice, which is good because now I don't have to pay for my future African wife:)  Only a joke (ha ha)

Thank you all for being my pals and emailing me so much.

Happy Holidays doe

Elder B Rad