Elder Grilliot in Uganda

Elder Grilliot in Uganda

Monday, July 21, 2014

Love Teaching People in Gulu

   This has been a nice week. I really enjoy the area that I'm serving in right now. I really like the branch that I'm in, and the people here as well. It's the will of God, but if I were to choose, I would like to be able to finish my mission from here. I've been working hard this last week, and I've been focused on the work. We are teaching some nice people, and I would love to see some of them get baptized.
   The couple that we are teaching (Isaac and Jenifer) are doing really well. The marriage thing is a small problem though. They are both willing to get married, but the wife wants her parents to be there and for her to wear a nice dress and for there to be rings. The husband doesn't have money to pay for any of that (he barely will have enough for the transport to Lira and back). It's causing a bit of tension in the family, because the husband wants to get baptized super bad, and he doesn't care about any fancy stuff at the wedding and he can't afford it. The wife wants to get baptized badly as well, but she wants to have a nice wedding, and doesn't want to have one that is unmemorable. It's just a difficult situation.
   Otherwise things are going well, hope everyone back home is alright.

Elder Grilliot

   I don't know my release date but I do have a clue. My last Sunday will be on the 26th of October. That's what I figure anyway because my final transfer ends on that day. Usually they do the farewell dinner for missionaries on a Wednesday or a Thursday that week, so chances are (and I might be wrong) that I will be flying home on the 30th or the 31st of October. I will get a more accurate release date in the weeks to come.
   Good to hear the family is doing well.

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