How is it going? Things are going great here. Yeah, the power was out, so
i wasn't able to write. Yeah, we should be getting a ton of missionaries
soon. I think we are getting around 21. It is pretty exciting. Yeah, i
don't think there are many cyclists here. And also the roads are a little
rough, so that would be a little hard to have a tour here. Although, i did
see a cyclist the other day.
It sounds like Kaylee's wedding was super nice. Mom sent me a picture,
kaylee and her husband seemed pretty happy which is probably the most
important thing. It is good to hear that everyone was able to make it down
Thanks for the quote dad. I will definetly use that one. I think you are
right, i think often we think about the atonement and how it helps us
overcome sin, but sometimes we forget how it helps us overcome other
problems too. LIke the alma 7:11-13 says.
That is too bad utah state lost. They never seem to be able to pull out the
big upsets. I sure one day they'll put it all together.
Maybe when i'll get back.
That is too bad that byu lost again too. They seem to be really struggling
lately. Hopefully they will come around.
Yeah, i'm way excited for conference. We will probably get to watch it in
Novemeber. Hopefully they even play it at our branch. Also i almost forgot
to tell you our exciting news here in Benin. This week for the first time,
we are going to be able to do our baptisms at the branch here at cococodji.
Before we only had 1 baptismal font in Benin, but now we have 2 soon 3. How
cool is that.
I thought i'd share an experience that i had this week with a family.
The family isn't free very often, but we usually teach them once a week. At
first when we invited them to church, they politely told us that it wasn't
possible. That they had responsibilties in their own
church and didn't have time to come to ours. But the next time, when
we talked about the apostasy and the restoration, their hearts seemed to be
touched by that. They said that they would try and come. They didn't end
up coming, but it made me think about how amazing the message of the
restoration is. How crazy is it to think that God has restored his church
here on the earth. What a blessing!
Well, i've been writing casey and he seems to be doing good.
The first 6 weeks are hard but it gets easier after
you know dad, often i really wish you could be here, to meet all the amazing
people here. I'm sure that you would love them and love teaching them. And
i'm sure you would be a way better teacher that i would be. Often i brag to
the other missionaries about how cool my dad is. Thanks for being such a
great example and i hope someday you get to meet these people.
I love you,
Elder Corey Kimzey
Comment ça va? Guess who has power, i do!!!haha. Last week, the
power had been coming off and on all day long. So i was able to read
you emails but then after that they cut the power for the rest of the
day. So today i'm hoping that this will go through. But don't worry
all is well here.
First thing first, i thought i would tell you that today it has been
raining all day long. So your prayers have been working. It was kind
of funny though, because today we played a soccer match against some
teenage kids in a nearby neighboorhood. We got owned haha 5-0. But
it was a lot of fun in the rain. Although pretty cold. But then we
looked on a therometer and it was only 78°f. Then i realized that i'm
going to struggle in the winter when i get back. haha.
It sounds like kaylee's wedding went well. It is hard to think of all
the cousins who have gotten married since i started my misson. It has
got to be around 5 or 6.
That is too bad that byu and usu lost. But it sounds like usu played
well at least. Maybe when i get back they have a good team.
I did hear from casey. He sounds like he is doing prety well. That
would be great if you could send his weekly family letters too.
1. My new companion is great. He is pretty funny. We work well
2. the new missionaries come the 16 of october. There are 21
missionaries who are going to come. That is a lot for our mission.
Usually, as a zone leader i don't train unless it is absoultly
3. My amis are doing great. 2 are going to be baptized this saturday.
They are part of a parital member family. We have been working with
this family a ton so it is nice to see that more of them will be
members soon. I love that family a lot.
Also we have an ami who has come to church a few times but hasn't been
abled to get baptized because he needs to get married with his wife
before he can get baptized. We talked to him the other day and he
told us that he is ready to get married and baptized. It has been
cool to see how he has come to know that our message is true. At
first, he seemed to think that we were like all the other churches,
but little by little he has come to know the truthfulness of our
4.a funny story... well i know you might think this is kind of a lame
one, but the other day i was kind of running late. So i was trying to
get ready to leave and eat at the same time haha. Not the smartest
ideas. So just after i put on my white shirt, i went to eat some of
my rice with tomato sauce. As i bet you could imagine what happen
next. As i did this the tomato sauce splattered all over my white
shirt haha. The good thing was i had a spare one handy. haha
5.This week has been full of good lessons, i'm not sure exactly why.
but it has been great. We had a lesson with this lady that we have
been teaching for a while. She is kind of like my beninoise grandma
haha. I love her to death. I think nanny jo and grandma hawaii would
really like her too. She is pretty funny. So we have been teaching her for a while
but she has never come to church. Every time she has a small problem,
but she never seems to be able to make it. So on saturday, we were
talking to her about baptism. She had a lot of questions and the
lesson was going well. We started talking about how we have to be
baptized by someone who has the autority She then asked(something
along the lines of) well, do all the pasteur hold the autority or not?
Questions like that can kind of be kind of sensitive because we don't
want to hurt the person's feelings but at the same time we want to
help they understand the nessecity of the autority. When she asked
the question, i wasn't sure how i was going to answer her. But i felt
like we should read in 3 nephi 11 about how jesus christ said we have
to be baptized. She read it and seemed to agree that that was a good
way to be baptized. Then i asked the question, you said that there
are many different ways that people baptize, but do you think that all
these different baptism are done by the autority of god?. Looking
back, i usually wouldn't ask a question like that. Even my companion
told me he was shocked how straightforward i was. But it turned to be
exactly the right question and the right way to handle it. She told
us that she didn't believe that all those people could baptize in the
different manners and still have the autority of god. She even then
accepted to be baptize and she came to church too. That lesson taught
me that it is important to listen to the spirit and not to teach all
the lessons the same way. That everyone is different so they need to
be taught a little differently.
I have to admit that is one of the things that has suprized me the
most over my mission. The fact that i can say things(when guided by
the spirit) that i would never have the guts before to ask someone.
haha. It is amazing how the spirit supports us.
6.Well, i just finished the book of mormon a few weeks ago, so i'm
planning on restarting that again. I did study the other day about
the gospel of jesus christ. I was reading in 3 nephi 27 starting with
13. I found that chapter intresting. Especially the verses 13-16ish.
I like them a lot.
Well, that was the things that happened this week. I love you a lot
mom. I can't believe that there are only 22 sundays that rest. That
isn't that many.
Well I love you more than pie.
Elder Corey Kimzey