French, Hausa at store. Sun, May 13, 2007
05/13/2007. 821. I'm not a morning person. I admit I use caffeine, in pill form, to make it through the Sunday meetings. I usually take 1/2 tablet (100 mg) before leaving home, and then a couple of 1/4 tablets (50 mg) during meetings. This morning I forgot to take some before leaving home, and my pocket pill box only had a single 1/4 tablet. I kept nodding off during sacrament meeting, so right afterwards I went down the street to a grocery store to get some caffeine tablets.
On my way out of the store, there was a man at the store's office counter. He appeared and sounded like he was from Africa. I kind of did a double take, and kept on walking, but went back and approached him, and asked what languages he spoke. He said French. I asked where he was from and he said Niger. I asked if he spoke Hausa, and he said yes. I offered him the Sunday School manual (Gospel Fundamentals, or it's previous title Gospel Principles Simplfied) in Hausa, for free, and he agreed to see it. I said I'd meet him outside, or come back in.
I went out to my car and got the Hausa Gospel Fundamentals. I was out of the English version in my car, but had some back home. I also got out French and English copies of a paperback New Testament, French and English copies of the Book of Mormon, and some recent French and English copies of the Liahona.
Just as I was going back in, he came out and we met outside. He said he already had a Bible, but he accepted the other material. His main language is "Gurma", but the church doesn't have anything in that language.