Ho gan did mi bru?
Definitely a week to remember. I'm loving life here in Gauteng, my comp is a straight mhlegaas, he can carry like 40 copies of the book of mormon on his head at once, cuz he's from ghana, accustomed to carrying killograms on killograms of water on his head everyday.
I saw miracles this week, I saw that people are being prepared for the gospel, they are out there, against all odds.
Had a couple thin-veil experiences which was a breath of fresh air. There's nothing that tugs on, and even ripps out your heartstrings, more than seeing a grown adult-investigator, the most down-to-earth, REAL, and stable person under heaven; Break down and cry real, honest tears because they need the assurance, peace, and stability that the gospel provides. It's a beautiful thing to see real tears, not these fong-kong seeking-attention worldly tears, but the ones that come when a person catches a glimpse of the plan of salvation, of the relevance of an Eternal Savior, of the personal impact and influence He has for us. How he can tie up loose-ends, how He can stabilize the un-stable, How, when everything worldly is going against us, He can stand with us. And how all we need is faith.
He didn't just rebuke the waves and wind in the meridian of time. He is still in the business today. And I saw that in the eyes of an investigator, yearning for the 'peace that passes all understanding'. It was one of the more eye-opening experiences I've had.
If you dont have a crisis, you dont need a Savior. If you are fine on your own, you don't need a Master. But, like Isaiah says: "All, we, like sheep, have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquities of us all." WE all need Him, whether we know it or not. His atonement is the force that keeps the universe intact, the catalyst that gives a stable platform for our unstable mortal footsteps. The incomprehensible factor that calms and soothes and reasons justice, that freely gives grace and strength to those who seek it.
It was just cool to see it come to life in the life of a friend.
Anyways this area is on fire somehow, things are working out. The smell of baptism is in the air. Something I haven't tasted for like ages. So that's exciting.
Anyways I love you guys, hope you have a great week. Are the ski resorts open yet? Is there any snow on the ground? Always feel free to email me.
Elder Tanner N. Clegg
South Africa Johannesburg Mission