You've gotta love Africa

You've gotta love Africa
Elder Chambers and Elder Kivaya in Oda

Going to Save the World

Going to Save the World
Elder Donovan Chambers

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

24 June 2013

im feeling pretty sick right now. ive got a head cold from straight from the devil. But that's not going to keep me down, because we had a great weekend! I was privileged enough to baptize both sakina and Sharon. its very humbling to do the actual baptizing because that's the moment where these peoples' emotions and faith are at their highest, and as the baptizer you get to be closest to them at that special moment. sakina and sharon are wonderful wonderful people and it was so great to see their excitement. I hope I get to be their friend for a long time.

transfers are a week away, we're expecting elder till to get sent to a new area and i'll get a new companion. but as always, we'll have to wait and see. i'll let you know next week!

also this week, president and sister black go home and we get to meet our new mission president. we're having a meeting with the WHOLE mission to meet president and sister ahlander on Friday. should be exciting!

hopefully all is well with all of you. remember, God is good!

-elder donovan

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

17 June 2013

I cant believe we're already half way through june. time is flying. and life is going good!

this past week was full of finishing up exchanges with the district. (I have to do it once a transfer with every elder in the district, so that's 5 times a transfer) it's kind of fun to go to the other areas and see what they have going on. it also means I miss half the things that are going on in my ward. turns out my presence isn't necessary though, because we had a great week in the ward.  we had a combined lesson with Brian and Claudia and a couple of members in the ward. they discussed some of their reservations and the questions that they have. the lesson went really well. hopefully it helps them both progress.

the biggest thing we spent our time on last week was getting Sakina and Sharon ready for their baptism. They are doing great! and are both going to be baptized on Saturday!

President and Sister Black go home in a week and a half, and then we will welcome in President and Sister Ahlander. its weird to say goodbye to the Blacks. they have been here the whole time I have, and I wont have very much time to get to know the Ahlanders.
Its like all my missionary friends are growing up!

Hopefully all is going well! it's going greatful here :)

elder donovan

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

10 June 2013

we had a couple days over 110 degrees this week. good times.

On Tuesday, with the other missionaries at our weekly meeting, I threw a Humility Poetry Slam. it was awesome! the winning poems closing line was, "humble is to Superman, as pride is to not Superman". haha, we aren't the best poets but everyone had fun.

on Friday we helped someone  move, and It took almost all day. there was one tiny pick up truck and it took about 8 trips. but we had fun.

our new favorite family is Sakina, Sharron, Ness, and Sasha. they are awesome! we're going to have a baptism for them on the 22nd, if all goes well. (knock on wood)(crossing our fingers)(praying as hard as we can). they might have to move. AGHHHHHHHH. story of my life. somebody suggested we just start building houses. im about to do it.

this morning we all piled in a big van and drove into the mountains. its always a fun time when we can get out of town and go explore a little bit.  we went about 3 miles and found a "water fall" (water drizzle coming off a cliff).

hope all is well.

elder donovan

3 June 2013

its been a couple weeks since I've had a chance to send y'all an email.  im sure lots has happened since my last email, but im not sure what those things would be. all the days tend to run together and I don't remember whats happened when. so if I tell you something ive already told you, sorry. haha

we have a car now! for the last week and a half or so. red corolla. air conditioner works well. life is good. especially good because its officially hot out. our car said it was 108 yesterday on our way home from church.

both David and Vivian, and Richmond and Tomeko have bounced and we don't know where they went. none of them will answer their phones. that can be kind of frustrating.

but awe met a great family last week! the mom is from Kenya and she has a 21 year old daughter, a 17 year old son, and a 5 year old daughter. they are all super excited about the gospel and have been to church 2 weeks in a row now. they are awesome! we are hoping and praying that they stay long enough that we can help them get baptized and established in the church. we've had bad luck with that recently (keeping people HERE)

we're all getting together to play soccer this afternoon, on an artificial turf field. no clouds today. there's a high of 101. hopefully no one dies.

I tried playing a cello not too long ago. it was BAD! my fingers and arms didn't remember what they were supposed to do. luckily, I did still remember how to read the music, so maybe i'll be able to figure it out again someday. but that's why you should PRACTICE your talents! otherwise they'll disappear.

good luck to everyone who is still in school this week. congratulations to everyone who has completed another year. have a fun summer! I will :)

remember, God is Good,
-elder donovan