Sunday, July 17, 2016

Anjanahary week betsaka

Well the last couple weeks have been good. Sorry it's been a while since I've written. It's been a combination of me being sick and lazy and being really busy. But everything here is going great. I've had a little bit of a cold the last week and a half which makes missionary work a little hard, especially when you lose your voice. But it's all good. I'm on the upside of the cold now. 
The past two weeks a lot has happened, but I'll try to keep it to the most interesting things. I already wrote about taking Nate's group to the airport which was super weird. Then the day after we dropped them off we left with president to go to Mahajanga. That is a beach city about 11 hours north west of the capital city. It's a really pretty town. While we were there we got to go on splits with all four of the missionaries there which was fun. We also got to attend their baptism in the ocean which is always a priveledge! I got to go into the ocean and take pictures for sister Foote which was fun. It is still really really hot there! But when we came back to Tana it was freezing cold! All of the missionaries are wearing sweaters and warm socks to try and stay warm! It gets really cold especially at night. It's not too bad in the daytime if the sun is out, but as soon as you go into the shade it's really cold. Then this last week President Foote has been in Mauritus so Elder Wiscombe and I have taken advantage of it and avoided the office like the plague! We have gone on splits pretty much everyday. It's been so much fun! I love getting to go and work with so many different missionaries and meet their investigators and members. The church is so cool! No matter where you go it's exactly the same!
The missionary work here is going great! We have a family that we have been teaching lately named Christian and Haja. They are super cool and always do the reading we give them. They hadn't come to church yet, but they were progressing well. This week they said they were going to try to make it to church, but they didn't sound so sure so we didn't think much of it. But on sunday we walked out of sacrament, and guess who was sitting there in the hallway! Christian!!!! We were so excited!!! Sadly he missed sacrament meeting, but he stayed for the other two hours and loved it! He was answering all of the questions about the plan of salvation in the investigator class and making us proud! He is a great guy! His wife didn't make it, but we're going to try to get her to come next week. They have a baptismal date for July 30 and we are really hoping they will be able to catch it! I'll keep you posted.
 Anyway, I hope you all have a great week! Oh, I almost forgot...
We aren't really doing anything fun for the 4th. We might make hamburgers or something, but other than that I haven't really even thought about it being the 4th. I know, I need some American pride. But in all honesty, I'm so grateful to be an American. I grateful that I was born in the land of the free where I have the freedom to choose to be whoever I want. I'm grateful to not have to worry that the police are going to stop me and ask for a bribe while they are holding an ak-47, I'm grateful for the ability to worship God how I want, and I'm grateful for all of the other amazing freedoms that we often take for granted. God bless America!!!! Hope you all have a great 4th of July!
Love, Elder Glazier

We traded soccer balls with all these little kids in the middle of nowhere. They were using a ball made out of old rags. 

This is a common form of transportation in the ambanivoatra (om-bon-ee-voo-hee-cha) countryside.  

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