10/6/2014 - New investigators, flight plans for return home!

Dear Family!
Another monday here already.  This was a pretty great week.  We had a couple of solid days to work in our secteur [area] and found some new investigators, which we desperately needed.  we drove a guy named Gregory Van Duyse to Togo this last week.  He is from Canada and knew President Morin before the mission.  he came here awhile ago and started a little university and he comes back from time to time.  He is a successful entrepreneur.  It was interesting to be able to talk with him on the way over and back about his success and counsel.  He is really smart.  He has read a lot of books.

Today we had an activity at the beach.  we played soccer and volleyball and had a bbq.  it was a lot of fun.  I love the beach.  

Elder Oliverson is one of the office elders.  so i see him a lot.  we've been around each other for a long time.  we served in the same ward in Attiegou but not the same apartment and then he was the next secteur over in Anfame and replaced me as zone leader in anfame when i came here then followed me here to be in the bureau.  

Elders Desvergez, Oliverson, Rybin, and Kognani.  

[Note:  I found these two pictures of Elder Rybin on Elder Oliverson's blog.  The Elders were celebrating with ice cream before Elder Desvergez returned home to France.  The big group were together after a double wedding ceremony in Benin.  

Double wedding group picture

yeah i just got a look at my flight plans too.  Weird.  I'll be with Elder Potter and Elder Hales the whole way and Elder Garza most of the way.  but from Chicago Elder Garza goes to Texas. other than that i leave the rest up to you (stake president, talk in church, etc etc) 

Also you asked about the university.  I’m not too picky.  i think that you’ll do fine choosing classes.  is there a way i can test out of French classes?  how much credit can i get?  i think i am a Bachelors of Science.  will testing out of French be better in BA? if i can test out of it.  how much more to make it a minor? basically what are my options there about the French. i think I’d like biology.  other than that i don’t know.  i really can’t remember what’s needed and all that so just do your best.  we’ll worry about it when i get there.    

thanks so much!  i think that is just about everything.

i love you all!
Elder Rybin