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Monday, January 3, 2011

Everything here is sweet, starting the new year 2011 right!

Hi family!

Thanks for the sweet email, and pictures...thumbs up bru! I love everything you said in the email, its awesome!  but yeah I took out 100 Rand the other day...thank you sooo much for letting me know there's a 5 dollar ATM fee..good to know!!

Daddy, you keep those grades up young man, is that understood?! hahaha way to go! A's! gotta love HW.  There was no post this week, so no boxes, but I did get that random but nice letter mom sent.hope you like the pictures!
So this week was pretty good. We did a total of 13 hours of service! we painted the less actives wall in front of her house...2 coats! She didn't live too far away from out we painted, then RAN home! It felt good to run and get the blood pumpin! We did that twice, and then the other day we helped this single sister in the ward clean. and I mean clean. Im telling you this house hadn't ever been cleaned before. It was super dirty and we just did it in our shirt and tie! It was hot and this lady was kinda strange...she didnt want her furniture to be straight? and she was kinda bossy too! haha it was all good.

Hey check out in the conference edition of the Liahona, in the middle where they show all the general authorities..flip to the next page and you see a couple of different pictures, well, look closely at the smallest picture of all those missionaries! they are all the zone leaders and president and Sister Probst! ah, those lucky little punks! you can see Elder Moorcroft on the far right! haha.

Well, we had an interesting day on Thursday. We went to this housing complex, and knocked on this door, and the people living in the apartment next door had their door open, and I just casually peered in, and this black dude started CUSSING at me!!! then Elder Larrabee said something, and he started CUSSING at him! the guy got up out of his chair and started walking towards us. He used the S word quite a bit and dropped the F BOMB multiple times! I guess the guy was just having a bad day or something and decided to take it out on us. It kinda got me down a little bit, but Elder Larrabee, being the stud that he is, didn't let it phase him a bit, so we just decided to keep on working and not let it bother us, and that's what we did! It's amazing to see how the Lord works sometimes, cuz right after that we found 3 solid new investigators, and then taught a great lesson to a father led family!! It was awesome. Then, that night for our DA, we had LIVER! It didn't taste too bad, but it wasn't super good either.

We had a "wet" day on Wednesday, it looked like it was gonna be a normal day, but a storm decided to roll in, and really put a damper on our day, cuz we were unprepared for it. We just took shelter from the rain for like an hour, but eventually we had to go to an appointment, and Elder Larrabee said, "The rain is gonna let up" and I thought he was crazy, but sure enough, as soon as we started walking, the rain pretty much stopped! It was a miracle.

Our new years was alright. we stopped working at 6 pm on New Years Eve, and went to bed at 10pm. We were tired. dude, EVERYONE here gets absolutely wasted on new years! Its unbelievable, and sad. like 3 of every 4 drivers are drunk. on Saturday, we just hung out at the chapel with some of the other missionaries in our zone, and just relaxed.

Well, this new year I started reading the BOM from the beginning. someone did the math and if you read 17 pages per day, you can read the BOM 11 times...for 2011! I don't think I could do that.

Everything here is sweeet! have a great week! Miss you!
LOVE,Elder Haws

Elder Larrabee and I were pretending to hitch hike! notice the "no hiking" sign in the background

That was our Chrsitmas feast! in that picture is the Elders Quorum president and Relief Society president


 The Van Skeltmer family. talk about some BIGG Afrikkaners! that guy makes me look like a shrimp!

He got a shirt that said San Diego!

Isn't that baby just the cutest thing ever!

1 comment:

  1. Great pictures and email. What classes are you taking Brent?