"And whoso receiveth you, there I will be also, for I will go before your face. I will be on your right hand and on your left, and my Spirit shall be in your hearts, and mine angels round about you, to bear you up." D&C 84:88

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Elder Obonye's flat, Elder Rickett's cake and Elder Smith's hair cut

Today we arranged to meet Elder Obonye at his flat so we could inspect his boarding.  He had been working in a threesome with Elders Ricketts and Smith for a few days because his companion, Elder Whitworth, was just transferred to become one of the President’s new APs.  That Transfer was a bit sudden so they were not able to get the flat cleaned up as good as it should be so we came over to inspect and help out just a bit.

We fixed all the curtains which were falling down because the plastic clips has become hard and brittle from all the sun and many of them had broken.  They looked much better once this was completed.

There was a great deal of vacuuming and mopping of the floors as well as some deep cleaning of the kitchen.  For those of you that know Sister Thomas, it is difficult to get her stopped once she gets the cleaning bug.  Elder Obonye said that this is like going back to an investigator who is not reading the Book of Mormon and having to read it with them.  It was like having someone come along and help him do something that he should have done by himself.  We can’t help loving Elder Obonye. 

I guess having Sister Thomas hovering around helping is something he would like to avoid in the future.  I understand his pain myself.  However, perhaps this will help give him the incentive to keep it clean.

Elder Ricketts was there to bake a cake that they are going to take to a member later today.  It was his mother’s secret recipe for a “Triple Killer Chocolate Cake of Awesomeness”.  When Elder Ricketts was done, it looked pretty awesome to me.  I can see his mother taught him well.

It was fun to be around Elder Smith again.  He was with us up in Queenstown and we worked in the Sada Ward together.  When we got done cleaning up the flat, Sister Thomas took the time to give him a haircut.  He has let go of his desire for the little top flip which he had when he arrived in the mission field to something that is a bit easier to keep looking good.  Elder Smith is one of our keepers.

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