This week was crazy, too crazy!
So many miracles happened and so many not so miracles happened.
I will start off with the good! Our zone had 30 baptisms on Saturday! That was crazy all in itself! There was so much to be organized. As well there were multiple marriages going on, so lots of repenting and craziness was going on in the chapel that day...
I do not think I have mentioned this yet, but we are working for the Manga stake. I worked in Manga when I was in Chamba, but because the Manga district is currently part of our Beira stake (where I currently am) we need to also have a certain amount of baptisms and frequencies to show that we can stand as our own stake without Manga. We have been working like crazy to achieve this! Baptisms after baptisms! But good news, the manga stake is being proposed at the end of September. Which means the Stake will most likely be created in October or November. How crazy it is to see the fruits of our labors?! We all have been working so hard for this. This will be the third stake in Mozambique. Hopefully, I am still up north for the creation! I will keep you all updated on this!
Also, in Baixa, we will be having a wedding this week! Pedro, a member, and Fatima, non-member, she will then be baptized this Saturday as well. We will have 2 more baptisms along with her, Gabriel and Romao! Romao is from a part member family and Gabriel is a reference from a member.
Now for the bad, I will not be saying names just to keep anyone from getting offended. But, a very lovely Elder, who conveniently strongly dislikes me, decided to lie to our mission president and tell him that I am currently "having inappropriate relationships with young women in my ward". Before I continue let me emphasize the fact that HE LIED! I have not done such things. He simply lied to our President to get me out of our house. So I was Emergency Transferred to Maraza (also in Beira) and my President bought me a plane ticket to Maputo. I was very very very upset considering I knew it was a lie but no one believed me. I sat with our Zone Leaders and my companion and we explained everything and how it was a lie and I have never done anything. So I stayed in Maraza for 4 days then received a call from President Koch last night explaining how he misjudged the situation and how I would be staying in Baixa. So now I am back :) My president said "I would rather lose the money for your plane ticket than punish you for something that you did not do." Thank you President! As my mom always used to say that the truth will always set you free!!!!! Don't lie, it is not good!
To celebrate my staying in Baixa and not getting Et'ed, we cooked and ate shrimp.
So that was my rollercoaster of a week! Thanks for reading this long email. Love you all!
Here is a picture of me cooking the shrimp.
Shrimp before being prepared and cooked!