So a lot has happened this past week. We had a baptism on Saturday. His name is C, hes 19 years old, super humble, super nice kid. so that was cool. after the baptism we went to KFC so that's always good. Right now we have to get two taxi's to go out to the chapel in Cassequelle that has the baptismal font. but our chapel is in the process of getting its own so hopefully that is all set up by our next baptism!
So as of today, Angola is its own mission!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!! finally!!!!! So all the Elders have been, calling today Independence day. Its the day we gain our Independence from Mozambique haha. It is such a blessing to finally become our own mission, and have our mission president here in the country. Speaking of which, President and Sister Merrill got here on Saturday. They Are awesome!!!!!!!! I already love them so much. All the Elders do. They are soo nice and funny and caring. They are exactly what Angola needs. Angola is going to grow so much more and have soo many more opportunities and blessings now that it has its own mission president and mission.
So for this week with the 4th of July coming up, I wanna talk about gratitude. Angola is great and all, but it is nothing like America. Angola has taught me sooo much about gratitude and to be grateful for the things we have. Especially as Americans. A couple things to be grateful for that you might take for granted:
-Garbage men and Garbage cans
-Police who enforce the laws
The list goes on.... There is sooo much to be grateful for, especially in America. This morning before we played soccer, we sang The Star Spangled Banner. :) I love the scripture in 1 Nephi 18:23-24. it talks about the promised land, and i love the last part that says ``we were blessed in abundance``. So this 4th of July, be grateful for all the things you have and are blessed with. I am soooo proud to be an American. God bless the USA!!