Thursday, October 29, 2015

Letter from Mission President

Letter from Elder Bradford's Mission President.   Get out your microscope because I don't know how to make it bigger.

Refreshing week October 24, 2015

This week was pretty good.  We did a lot of teaching, which was refreshing!  The week is not over and I am excited to partake of the Sacrament tomorrow.  Monday we worked in the office.  Tuesday we met with Olivier and his family.  They will be making the baptismal covenant on November 22nd.  They are a super prepared family.  They don't speak much English, so my Swahili has to be on top of it's game when we are teaching them.  I enjoy it.

Wednesday we had a baptismal interview for a woman Maimura.  She will be making the baptismal covenant tomorrow.  She is powerful.  She use to be a muslim a while back, but her daughter found the church and now she has decided to follow her daughter's example and more importantly, the Savior's example.  Things are going well as far as proselyting.

Driving is super intense.  I don't really like it.  I thought I would but it is just super stressful.  The roads are crazy and people just do whatever they want.  So you can't really expect someone to do something like you can in the USA.

In December we will be driving one of the mission trucks.  They are all manual transmission so that should be an interesting experience (ha ha)

We are working along with the President to prepare for the Mission Leader Conference, which will be on the 5th and 6th of November.  we are looking forward to it.  It should be super spiritual.   OH, President is down in Mombasa tomorrow to form a NEW DISTRICT there.  The work is going well in Kenya.  In March they will be splitting the Nairobi Stake and soon Eldoret will be a stake.  That is 3 stakes!  "No unhallowed hand can stop the work from progressing"

Write me!

Love, Elder Bradford


Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Questions for the AP

Do you fly anywhere to take care of business in the mission?  I haven't yet, but I will during zone conference.  We will fly to Dar Es Sallam, Tanzania.  What is the most stuff that you do for the president?  Yesterday we had a meeting and planned for Mission Leadership council.  There are certain forms pertaining to the work of the missionaries (how long in their areas, interviews etc)  That I do a lot.  But today we are going to dinner at a really nice Chinese restaurant.  So that should be fun!  Do you still get to proselyte or is it other work that the MP has you do?  Yeah we proselyte.  Our are is Riruta.  We are in the office Monday and Friday, and every other day is proselyting.  Is it scary driving the car in Nairobi?  Yes, I got pulled over on my 2nd day driving.  I made a wrong turn, but there was no sign.  Well 1,000 KSH and I was out of that one. ha ha.   Are you ever going to be able to go out to the bush to visit elders?  Yes, we will go on exchanges to the bush.  I am pumped for that one!  Do you take or pick up sick elders?  yes, tooooooo much.   Are you in charge of Zone conference now or any type of conferences?  Mission Leadership Council and and Zone conferences.  Are you stressed out?  Not really.  Is the office staff awesome?  Yes.  Elder and Sister Christensen from WA are the coolest couple ever.  I love them.

I am doing well.
 Me and my future wife out for a walk on the town.  #GQ

Found a movie theatre in Kenya

Monday, October 12, 2015

Transfers

I drove this morning! Haha, oh yeah, by the way I received a transfer.  I am serving in Riruta as an Assistant to the President, my companion is Elder Makau.  So yeah, I get to drive nowadays!  ha ha so I am excited to see what this brings

Things are going well.  I am taking all of the missionaries who are going home to the airport later!  So, that is fun.  I guess .  Ha ha.  I had a lot of pictures but my companion accidentally deleted them all, which was wonderful.  I will take more though!:)

My preparation day will now be on Saturday.  So if you want to send me an email, do it on that day.:)

Love you all.

Elder Bradford