Monday, March 27, 2017
Hello!!!! So to start off this email today I will like to start with today PDAY. So today we started a 60 day workout routine that will get us into shape. So we were pretty exhausted after that! So then we thought it would be a great Idea to hit up a place called Bounce. Holy Cow!! That place was so cool! We had a great time as a district and we were able to learn some cool things! Unfortunately we all forgot our cameras and we were unable to take any pictures. But man it was really cool there and now we are completely tired and sore! So this week was a very normal week here in South Africa! We did do a decent amount of contacting and talking to people but we had a few good lessons! The apex of the week was we started to street contact afternoon and as we started to walk we had a member hoot or honk at us. He turned around and explained that he was picking up his son at a friends house and that friend has been interested in the gospel for the longest time. This member did not have our phone numbers and he was living in Bedfordview. Since we just started to open the area and that we are new not to many other Areas have our phone number. We talked to the boy and he was really cool and was willing to learn we set a appointment for so we will see how that will go! So that was our little miracle for the week. We are really excited to start to teach him and his family! He has a good knowledge about the church which is always a good foundation. So all in all this week was pretty decent! Nothing to crazy happened and nothing went wrong. But we are pushing forward in Faith which is all we need to do!! I love you all!!
Monday, March 20, 2017
Well this week was another pretty bland week again!! Basically we had a few appointment and a lot of contacting!! Basically we tracted a lot and talked to a lot of people on the side of the road which is always fun!! We actually got a few potentials but none have gone through yet! Also this week we were able to go on exchanges and I went with Elder Shepardson and we had a good time as all exchanges are! So I went back to Randburg which was really weird but it was cool we saw some of the members and had a really good dinner with this cool Italian family! But yeah this week was kind of saddening but it is fine cause the guys in the district make up for it! Yeah but lets see I had to do a Baptismal interview that is why we were on exchanges! That was really cool and the lady was super powerful!! We had a few dinners this week as well which was good to meet members! They are finally starting to trust us a bit more which is always good. On Sunday we had this less active guy come back to church which was cool his wife died recently and so he wants to get back into the church and get to the temple! So all in all it was a good week! I love you all!!
Monday, March 13, 2017
This week was rough!!! Probably one of the hardest ones I have had on mission!! But at the same time i think it is the most I have grown on mission as well!! We honestly did not have to many lesson this week most of them cancelled. But the ones that we did have were really powerful! We started the discussions with this guy we call Tafa just cause his name is pretty hard to say and I don't even know it haha. He is a cousin of a member that is in the Ruimsig ward! He is from Zimbabwe which is cool and he is really interested in what we teach! So that was really the highlight! We also went to a funeral and that was good but sad! It was a very spirit packed service which was good for all the non members that were there!! I have been in Alma in my studies and I have been really enjoying everything that I have been reading!! Which has been a lot!! But yeah all in all we are surviving! Elder Palkki is still really green but that is a good thing!! He is a really good hard working missionary that has to put up with me so he is doing good!! Anyways I love you all!!
Monday, March 6, 2017
So this week was a pretty average week! It basically was the same as last week in the fact that we basically did the same stuff nothing really stood out to me at least! One thing that was a bit different was that we had our final interviews with President Dunn. That was a really emotional time and day! The interview went really well and we were able to just talk!! It was really nice! After we were interviewed we had a etiquette lunch and that was nice. Sister Dunn and Sister Tshabalala cooked some really good food and yeah that was really nice!! Basically she just taught us manners which are common sense and I dont understand how people can not be polite! Anyways the week did fly by sooo quick like I feel like it was yesterday that I was last emailing which is the weirdest feeling! But in general all is going well! We were unable to visit a lot of our investigators this week for some reason they all cancelled but whatever! Training is going pretty well for Elder Palkki and he is enjoying mission a lot! Also the district is going well as well!! We are still super close which is always good!! So we get a long and dont want to kill each other yet! But honestly I dont know what else to write! I am sorry for such a short letter!! I wish you all the best!! Stay well! Love you!!