Elder D. Andrew Greenman

Our son, Elder Andrew Greenman, has been called to serve in the Mozambique Maputo Mission. He has asked me to create this blog so that you, the reader, can read his letters to home. His current writing address is found below along with the most recent letter.

Monday, April 15, 2013

God Guides His Work

God really does guide this work.  Elder Berg and I are having a great time together!  We have been super busy as well.  President asked Elder Berg and I to train the Sisters how to work in their area.  On Wednesday we gave a training on contacting.  Later in the afternoon we went out into the area and they made 31 contacts.  They are doing very well, picking things up quickly, and already have an investigator with a baptismal date for this transfer.    Because we walked with the sisters Elder Berg and I didn’t have as much time in our area.  Transfers happened on Tuesday.  Wednesday and Thursday we walked with the sisters.  That left Friday and Saturday for us to work in our area.  When I arrived on Tuesday we didn’t have any progressing families in our area.  The Lord blessed us so much in finding more families.  Up until now we have 4 progressing families in our area.  Three of the families have baptismal dates for this transfer.  Elder Berg and I have a goal to baptize 3 families this transfer.   One of the families are Hermano and Julia.  They work out in the middle of nowhere during the week but live in Maputo on weekends.  They are super open, and accepted a baptismal date for May.  We’ll continue working with them throughout the week, calling them and following up on their book of mormon reading.   Yesterday while on our way to a lesson, we saw a man playing outside with his daughter.  We stopped to talk to him.  Ends up, he is a member since 2008, but has since gone inactive.  His wife and the rest of his family are not members.  We sat with him and his wife yesterday and talked o about the gospel of Jesus Christ.  We committed his wife to baptism, then we talked about the law of chastity and explained the importance for them to get married.  We set a date for their marriage on may 17 then the baptism on the 18.   One of the other families  was a reference from a recent convert.  Their names are Amade and leopolina.  Amade has already come to church three times and the two of them are super prepared.    I can’t believe how many awesome families God helped us find in just three days. 
This week the size of our district grew.  There are two Mozambican elders who are waiting for their visa to be able to go to their assigned mission which is London England South, so president has assigned the two to work in the Maputo 1 branch and live in our house.   It’s a great experience living with these two other elders.  Their names are Elder Mabjaia and Elder Armando.   Elder Mabjaia was in Maputo 2 before, so I already lived with him for a transfer.  Elder Armando is from Nampula.  (way up north) 
Well, I would send pictures but the internet place I’m at right now doesn’t allow connecting personal devices like cameras to the computer.   I don’t have a lot to say this just that I know that God has blessed us so much in helping us find more families to teach.  I know that this church is true!
-Elder Greenman

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