Monday, January 27, 2014


One of my favorite dishes - Caramel Pork

A Banana Tree
Big time week here in Ambositra. 

Thursday was the last day for Gaul....Sad day. Dropped him off at the Bus station at about 7 in the morning. Then I had a mini for the rest of the day. A kid named Julian from the congregation who is going on a mission in February to the Ivory Coast. Really fun day teaching with a native. The guy is a boss and will be a great missionary. 

Dickson had some problems with his luggage getting down to Ambositra...whats new. Haha always a problem with taxibes. He finally got here late Thursday night and the rain welcomed him nicely to the Boosht! 

Hes a great Elder. Hes from Seattle and has been on his mission already 21 months. Great at the language. Super easy to get along with. Hes served in Tana almost his whole mission, so lets just say the quiet small farming town of Ambositra was a slight shock to him!! His last area was 67 in Tana. 67 is statistically the dirtiest area missionaries work in the whole world. Yeah....his stories are hilarious. 

Friday was a great first day for him. We taught a ton of times and got to meet up with a lot of members. Good for him to meet people and get acquainted with the area. 

Saturday was a pretty rough day for the both of us. We had to wait at the Station for three hours to get a bus to Anjoma. And then, our bus was blocked off by two other buses that they couldnt find the drivers too. So we sat there forever hahah. It didnt help that Elder Dickson felt really sick. On the way back to Anjoma we caught a ride in the back of a semi truck filled with rice and corn. Sat on some comfortable rice bags and made our way back!! It was good that Elder Dickson could get the whole "out in the country" experience on one of his first few days. 

Hes been pretty sick and we had to stay in yesterday. I guess he was just Booshtifyed!! Hes doing better now, but please pray for his health!!

A friend from BYU emailed me and talked to me about something he learned in his New Testament class. About how God sees our potential, not what we are now. It was very ironic because I had some moments this week where Im starting to try to see people through Gods eyes. Makes things a lot easier to deal with and it makes me wanna go that much farther to help people with their trials. We cant fully understand Gods love for His children. We are human, we cant do it. But we can try each and every day to get a little glimpse of it and try to learn to have love like that!!

God bless, 

Elder Hein

PS: dont make a request at a Malagasy barber. It will probably get lost in translation. My hair is gone hahah

Seeing Elder Gaul off!!
Me And Dickson!
Our Elders Quorum president likes mofo akondro (deep fried banana)

The rice is getting almost done.

Road to Anjoma

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