A lesson to always follow the Spirit: Usually, I get fed up with people hollering at me. But this one took the cake. Mostly people will yell "Wazungu! Give me ten bob!" But this guy I walked by yelled, from 30 feet away, "Church of Christ!" CoC is another huge denomination here run by white people. I was just about to walk by until I was almost punched by a force that said "What are you doing, Elder Dick? Go contact him!" So I did. I figured he was just like everyone else... "Yeah... uh huh... Okay sure you'll come to church (yeah right)." We left. He came to church. What a small miracle! Most missionaries hate contacting. I usually do too, but I know that I need to do it. And I know that it pays off! He has a baptismal date now. Follow the Spirit!
Some interesting Swahili words:
Moped - baiskeli moto - literally means "fire bike"
Sometimes, people call electricity "moto" since it can somewhat look like fire.
Train - gari la moshi - car with smoke
Fizz - toa sauti kama gesi - give out noise like gas
Some favorite mottos:
"My ward is full of 3 types of people...Saints, Aint's, and Complaints."
"Work like a slave, live like a King."
"The three S's of sustain: Sustain, Support,and Suffer" - Bishop Tim Strickland