Life this week has been. Yep, it's been. This past week we only had a few lessons. People were right when they said Windhoek becomes dry in December. For example, our sacrament attendance is almost half of what it was. Yeah, joy.
But there were still good moments, and bad, but we'll get there. Hold your horses, keep your shirt on, slow your roll, "take your pick, I have more."
So this past weeks highlight has been Sister Ottilie, and I'm proud to say, she is now our sister in the church! We had some wonderful lessons with her and I've never had someone so prepared. This experience was a dejavu moment from Sister Phina and Brother Nico (If you'll remember they're my beloved family from Lenyenye). Sister Ottilie was interviewed and passed and Saturday she was baptized then the following day she was confirmed. I'm so happy! I truly love this work. There's a reason they call it the Labor of Love.
I also had a great chance to see the First Presidency's Christmas Devotional. If you haven't seen it, "I highly recommend it, it's so choice!". There was a wonderful talk on Christ's birth but it addressed how we wouldn't celebrate the birth of Christ if it weren't for His Atonement. I had a great privilege to give a talk on this very subject.
I must say, I truly love this gospel and church and I really, really love our Savior and Redeemer. I'm so blessed to be His servant and messenger. I urge all of you to re-evaluate the call you received at baptism to share this gospel. There is no faster way to happiness.
Love you all,
- Elder Burgess
Picture: Elder Mosweswe, President Samahia and his son who just wanted to be in the photo, Sister Ottilie and her daughter Valentina and your's truly.