Monday, January 6, 2014

Happy New Year to all and a blessed year ahead to all!!

Not too much this week. Very dead week here in Ambositra, and in Madagascar in general. Everyone was shut down big time for the New Years Holiday. New Years is bigger than Christmas here. All the stores, restaurants shut down early 31st night and stay closed till the 2nd. It is a super big deal here. Everyone gets together with all their family and parties all night deep into the morning. I guess kind of like America a little bit haha. 

Elder Gaul and I said we were gunna stay up. One of us made about 10, I find Gaul sleeping like a child in his bed, so I stayed up alone haha. I stayed on the porch and listened to the crazy Malagasy music and parties outside. When the clock hit 12 nothing happened....I woke up Elder Gaul and told him that it was the New Years. Then a couple minutes later, i just hear tons of noise and people screaming in the streets. I guess my clock was a little fast haha. Needless to say the music was loud all night. 

We got to spend some time this week looking for a new possible church building. We have grown out of ours now, which is always a good problem to have. So under the direction of President, we have been checking out houses and trying to find a better venue. Kinda cool to do a little house hunting. 

Sorry for the boring week!! Thanks for all the birthday wishes. It was a great day. The mission is incredible, thats all i can say. Im having sucha  great time. Feeling The Spirit in my life, each and every day is an incrediible blessing. To see it touch other peoples lives is even more incredible. The Gospel is true. Jesus is the Savior of the World, and God loves each and every one of us. He has open arms waiting for us to return. We just have to follow his plan. 

Much love, 

Elder Hein
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Elder Gaul having a good time!

Beautiful Madagascar!

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