Monday, July 25, 2016
This week was actually a pretty average week!! Just still learning the new area which is always pretty rough! We have some really cool and powerful members that come out with us a lot. We never really have to worry about having a member present at our lessons which is cool! Another good thing here is that we get fed every single day and then twice on Friday and Sunday. It is awesome because I dont have to cook at all! This week we were able to put two of our Investigators on date for baptism. The first is Earnest who was taught by the old missionaries in Katlehong 1 and the next is Mxolisi who is a young boy that has failed to interview like twice due to forgetting everything he knows and has learned. So we are going to work with them and get them ready! My birthday this week was just a normal day in the mission field. I basically forgot it was my birthday until President called and said happy birthday! So it was weird. But yeah not to much to report here from South Africa just that it is really cold today. Have a great week and I love you guys.
Monday, July 18, 2016
Well this week was transfers and I am now in Katlehong with Elder Shava!! This week was a good week though! We had a lot of dinner actually every single night! So that is the best thing that happened this week! But yeah there are not to much investigators here sadly due to laziness of the missionaries in Katlehong 1 that just closed so we absorbed them and the area as well as with Katlehong 2. So we have a huge area!! So this week was alright just trying to learn the area. Not to much to report! It has just been a long but good week! I am struggling with Elder Shava due to him always talking during lessons and me not getting to many chances to talk and if I do talk he cuts me off. But oh well we will get through it I am sure! Anyways that was the week!!! Not much sadly anyways have a great week!! I love you all and thank you for the birthday wishes!
Love, Elder Cowan
Monday, July 11, 2016
Well I will start with the Title! This week we found out our transfer news! I am Leaving Rustenburg!! I am going to a place called Katlehong which is close to a place called Germiston and Bedfordview. I am excited to head over to that side! I will be in a flat complex with at least 6 other missionaries!! It will be a fun transfer!! My new companion is from Zimbabwe his name is Elder Shava! He was actually in my MTC group which is super cool! I am stoked! So yeah I am leaving here so there should be some pictures with members in the ward so yeah!! Last week on Monday we went back to Sun City!! It was fun we did the maze this time and it was quite lameo!!! But it was good to actually do something for P-day!! Today we also went out to a place called Pilanesburg! It is a game reserve and it was pretty cool! We got really close to some animals as well as almost hitting a Zebra!! It walked right in front of us!! We did not see any lions though!! Which is sad! But yeah this week was really really long!! We had a lot of cancellations this week as well just as last week but it is okay! Anyways this week really was not eventful other than the temple trip which we had on Friday! The temple is always such a great place to go!! I love it there so much! Anyways not much to report I hope everyone is well!! Love ya!!!
Thursday, July 7, 2016
This week actually had some really good parts and some really long parts. But let us start with the good parts!! On Tuesday we had what we call the F.I.T. Elders. Also know as the Finding Investigators Team. Essentially they come into a area and Blitz the area! It was really really Awesome!! I love going around talking to people on the road! Which is literally all we did!! With two lessons places through out the day! It was so cool! We talked to over 161 people that day and I think we gave out over 50 copies of the Book of Mormons. So that was really cool we have over 27 Potential Investigators that we need to call as well! So the area is picking up now which is great!! I actually would love to be part of that F.I.T. companionship and go to all these areas and talk to people!! At the end of the week however the work really sucked!! We only had like 3 lesson from Wednesday to Friday.. which was really bad. So yeah this week was eh! We did have like 4 investigator lessons on Saturday which was super awesome!! But yeah not to much to write about this week! Just kind of the same old same old! Happy 4th of July as well!! WOOO!! Haha Love you all!!
Fun Pictures from a Member in the Ward Clara Smith