Farming fact number 2: So we have a member that wanted us to help him get a baby pig for 40,000 ariary and then he would sell it in about 9 months for 100,000 ariary. We have learned from great study and researching the members that it is SO MUCH better to start off with 2 chickens, and within the same amount of time you could make over 230,000 ariary within a 9 month period, and you would be able to continually have that grow. Whereas if you buy the 1 pig, and sell it.....It just doesn’t make any sense. SO! Start with chickens, not pigs. :)
This week has definitely been interesting. I had a great split on Tuesday with Elder Galbreath, and we had a great time teaching some swag families, and at the end of the day we taught a guy who is a puspus puller, and had just recently had his wife leave him with his kids, and this guy was just depressed. We had a great lesson with him though where we taught him, and just tried to help him feel love. Then all of a sudden this guy told us that he had stopped drinking and chewing paraky and wanted to get baptized. We were so stoked. Then after the lesson I found out that the entire reason for the split was so that "Doctor Love could work his magic on this dear fellow." It was great. :)
We are still on course with Nirinas baptism on the 7th of march, and then we have Alberto and nety that Just need to get their vita soratra and then need to start praying with the right branch :) haha they are funny. We will need to see if it’s ok for them to pray at antsirabe or if they need to go to Ambohimena. But they are SO SWAG :)
Other then that....hmm...We had some things in the branch that we need to take care of. haha that is always fun :) Oh! We were in the bureau one day doing some MLS Stuff when all of a sudden we heard something equivalant to an earth quake come, and all of a sudden dust and dirt just filled the bureau. We were so scared! We looked outside and saw that a building had collapsed right next to us, and had covered the area around the bureau...Except destroying the bureau itself. So MIRACLE! Haha still not dead yet :)
Sorry this is going to be kind of a short email. But I love you all and thank you for your prayers.
Love Elder Lehr
(Note: When Elder Lehr says “to pray at Antsirabe” he means to attend that branch/ward.)