Thanks for the email. Which picture did you send in to that TV station?! Thats cool. but sorry, no one to write letters to over here. Yeah, Elder McDonald is in Namibia and I'd love that CD with good missionary music on it! That would be nice. Dad, you're a stud at editing! Sweet pic of the SD temple. I'll be honest, being transfered would be nice, but I'm fine if I have to stay! Last p-day we went to the driving range again, and took some pictures by the beach.
I'm not gonna lie, this week was tough. We had 3 days that just everything went wrong. Dropped appointments, dropped fellowshippers, and to make things even worse and more miserable, it was fetching cold and super windy! man, We froze. Elder Grow was frusturated and done with the area. For some reason, I'm upbeat and stuff. he's fine now, but this area can be brutal sometimes. I'm not blaming the past missionaries, but there was an elder who was here for 6 months and hardley did any work and kissed girls and stuff. So the members and bishop dont trust missionaries now, so we're suffering because of that missionary..But it'ts all good! on Saturday we had a baptism! It was nice. I'm not sure why, but Ronals really wanted me to baptize him! I was honored, but boy, the water was freeeezing! That day was super windy! Man, the wind takes a tole on you when you have to walk in it all day. That family, the Nyandoro family, are all recent converts excpet the dad, who works on Sunday, but hopefully he'll get baptized soon. They're from Zimbabwe! I love teaching them.
We had a fun night with bishop the other day. Staheli cooked this good lasagna and we played phase 10..but their daughter was getting fake hair, and she was crying the whole entire time! haha. We had fun!
To make matters worse this week, the wind had a affect on the entire area, and like the power went out, so that was no fun. Did I mention it was cold haha. oh yeah, We were knocking doors, and a guy told us to &%$# off! Not very nice. Yeah, that day we just walked for like 3 hours straight. Man. Good thing Elder Grow is so gosh darn funny. He keeps me going. Same with Elder Staheli...Whenever he picks us up, no matter how late he is, he always just cracks us up and makes us laugh.
Yesterday I taught gospel principles. The lesson was on the sacrament. but it was very cold yesterday, and that meant very few people came to church, so only 2 people were in the class, along with the 3 other missionaries! hahaha. Some members of the ward left for the temple! Lucky ducks! I'm happy they get to go. they only get to go like once or twice a year! I cant wait to come home and go like every day!
Well, I dont have much more to report on. just loving being able to be serving the Lord on a mission.
I cant believe next Monday is July 4th!! We gonna do some fun things. Another thing I cant believe is that president Probst and his wife are going home this week! AHHH!
Hey, do you notice I'm always wearing white pants and a tie in the baptism pictures, yet I never brought any on mission hahaha
Cool scriptures of the week =
1 Nephi 19:9
"And the world, because of their iniquity, shall judge him to be a thing of naught; wherefore they scourge him, and he suffereth it; and they smite him, and he suffereth it. Yea, they spit upon him, and he suffereth it, because of his loving kindness and his long-suffering towards the children of men."
"Now they were desirous that salvation should be declared to every creature, for they could not bear that any human soul should perish; yea, even the very thoughts that any soul should endure endless torment did cause them to quake and tremble"
icawa yinyaniso (the church is true)
ndiyaluthanda usapho lwam kakhulu (I love my family very much)
P.S. Aunt Julie...you rock!!
|Elder Grow and I with East London in the background|
|The baptism of Ronald...love him and his family|
|Ronald, Elder Grow, and Me|
|Just hanging out on P-Day eve|
|EL MD June 2011|