Elder Benson - South Africa Jo-Berg Mission

Elder Benson - South Africa Jo-Berg Mission

Monday, January 25, 2016

I am now officially "Tshepo"

It's been a hard couple of weeks.   I've been robbed.  I've gone to the ER (don't worry, I only had my fingernail ripped out).  I'm going in for blood tests to see if I've contracted some creepy-sounding African parasite. . . 

Now the good news!  We went from 30 people in sacrament meeting to 60.  We're receiving more referrals than ever.  We went from 0 people on date from baptism two weeks ago to 4 on date.  Many, many reactivated less active members of the branch.  I was given an African name (Tshepo-trust).  I've developed a closer bond with my Savior than ever before in my life.  And I love it all!  The whole picture, bad and good, is highly addictive and is just plain fun!!

The mission is the greatest.  It is the worst.  I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy.  But I definitely wouldn't want my best friend to miss out on the experience.

Please just keep me in your prayers.  I'm going to need it.  I love you all so much!!

-Elder Benson

1 comment:

  1. So proud of Elder Zach!!! Sending love and prayers.