Wednesday, August 10, 2011

August 8, 2011

Yebo Fam!

Im doing good.
Young woman, eish! Thats kool though, mom can go on the camps and stuff and the activities. kool. :)
Aunt Jackie is doing good, that is sweet to hear. Can you give me her email, i would like to write her and say hi.
Most people here don't know about Utah so what i tell them is we are next door to vegas and they all say wow thats so awesome.
Tell Jackie and Sam that i say hi.


So on my side i am doing very well. Transfers are here again and i am getting a new companion, i will tell you more about him next week when i know more about him. A lot of missionaries here in Durban got sent to Swaziland.
The work is going very well. We have a lot still to do, we are really pushing this branch to grow and to get more Melchezedek Priesthood holders.
I look forward to the next transfer and it should be filled with success. ( a lot of planting seeds as well)
I hope everyone back home is doing good, i miss you and love you all so much.
Take care.

Elder Mdobi

August 1, 2011

Yebo Fam

Sweet! Ya i hope to get workin on a package to send to you all, i will let you know when i get it sent off.
On our side we also got a ton of rain last week. 4 days straight it rained, good thing we have a car :)
Thats sweet, i hope they all enjoyed the race.
I'll try to write more letters, i guess technology is just making me lazy haha.
So just send a black one, his name is Mfundo Malinga, he baptized his cousin a week ago and yesterday she was confirmed. Mfundo wants to go on mission but he is nervous. We will see if he goes.

This week went pretty nice. We had the 2 confirmations. Also this week we went on splits with the Ap's (assistants to president) and we also went on exchanges with the district leader. This week went by fast and it was a nice week. Even with the 4 days of rain.
For today, we got the car cleaned and we are going to the beach with the whole Durban Zone so it should be kool. I hope to get some nice pics of Durban to show you all, cuz it is very hard to say what Durban is like.
All is going well on my side. I hope the family is doing good.
I miss you all so much. I love the work, it is going well here. We still have a lot of work ahead of us here in Kwa-Mashu. Also this week, we are going to have transfer calls, so i will let you know if i will get a new companion or not.
Take care.
Much love.

Elder Mdobi

Thursday, July 28, 2011

July 25,2011

On July 24 Sunday we had 2 Baptisms!!! The other elders in the district also had some baptisms so 6 people were baptized and the service was awesome! The work is going good, now we have to start pretty much all over and find new people and invite them to come unto Christ.

The BBQ (braai) went well, that is good. Thats kool, the tradition is still alive for the 24th parade. :)
Things here are pretty nice, not too cold. Well for me anyway, everyone else here is cold. Today its been raining all day and we were supposed to go to the beach, but i don't think its gonna happen.
Bombing in Norway, eish. We never hear Norway in the news.
The apartment, is ok. I cleaned it very nicely today. The kitchen is very small, thats really the only bad thing. We live in like a back house kinda thingy. The lady in the main house (landlord) is Hindu and she makes very spicy food.
Ya im learning a lot of Zulu, im still teaching Zulu people. Im the only white guy so im pretty popular. The people here are starting to know me, like the members and stuff.

Things here are good. I can't complain at all. I am truly being blessed. However Elder Ward a couple missionary in Newcastle one of my old areas he is in the hospital. I don't know what happened, but they say he is gonna have to go to Joburg. As missionaries we are gonna fast for him.
Mission is going great, i truly am learning a lot from everyday experiences.
No problems here in Africa.
Take care.
Much love

Elder Mdobi

July 18, 2011


Eish, people were telling me that the US girls were doing good. Dang they almost won the world cup. Japan needs something to celebrate about though. New printer, nice!
Ya we had the confirmation it went well. Also on Sunday we had an interview for Mphilo and he will be getting baptized on the 27th! The work is going well, we need to find some more people to work with and it is coming nicely. Ok one that missionary was dumb, two i haven't even seen a lion yet. I hope to see one, we will just have to see.
Things in Durban are good, me and my comp are learning how to get around better.

I hope things on your side are going well. Im glad that the lil ones are keeping ya'll busy.
Take care. ENJOI!!

Elder Mdobi

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

July 11, 2011

Sawubona Fam!!

WE HAD A BAPTISM!!!! Ya!! Yesterday July 10 2011 Bro. Msize Mchunu was baptized by my companion, and man it was AWESOME!!

Alaska? Eish thats pretty sweet. I bet they are having fun there. Its always fun having the lil kids over as well. I bet it reminds you of when you were raising me. :)

So this week was sorta tough, our numbers were not very nice, even though we did get a baptism. My comp is having a hard time, and so he hasn't been really wanting to work. I hope this week though i can help him and we can have a powerful week.
All is going well, i know how to get around Durban a lil better so that is nice.
I hope the family is doing well, i have to run now we have a busy P-day a head of us we have to travel and pick up some stuff.
I love you and miss you all.

Elder Mdobi

Thursday, July 7, 2011

July 4, 2011

Yebo Fam!

I am doing well here.
Ya Elder Davis was telling me about the firework thing, i guess his son told him. I guess thats kool.
Pac 12! Man this is goin to be interesting. I hope they do well.
Cj is now married, eish that is so sweet. Im glad to hear that the wedding went well.
I can't wait to see this lil logan guy and also craigs lil girl.

Nothing exciting really this week. Um we have what we call the Traveling Zone Leaders which is just 2 elders who go around the whole mission and see how all the areas are going. So on Saturday they came with us. And i learned that one of em was my trainer Elder Armstrong, so i was able to see him again. He goes home in 5 weeks. We are going to lose a lot of powerful missionaries, soon.
On Sunday we had a baptismal interview for one of our investigators and he passed and is ready to be baptized next Sunday on the 10th!! I am very excited about that.
My watch battery died, but i think next week i will be able to just get it replaced and it is pretty cheap to so thats pretty sweet.
Thats all that is going on in Durban. The work is going well, im feeling well. I have been blessed that i haven't been through any crazy events or anything weird like that.
I can't believe that im going to turn 1 year on mission this week. Man time flys.
I hope the fam is good. I miss them all so much.
Take care.
I love you.

Elder Mdobi

Monday, June 27, 2011

June 27, 2011

Yebo Fam!

Happy Birthday MOM!!!! I hope it was a good birthday. So mom is now 42 right? (mom is always 42) :)
Wow dad ran the 5k, eish. That is so sweet. When i come home we will have to do a 10k together! Free at RMR, that sounds like a pretty good deal.
So we are going to try another Turkey center, um we will see how this one does i guess.
What movie did you see? I saw an advert for transformers 3 eish that seems crazy kool haha. I hope you all are writing down movies i need to watch when i get home. I have dave and cody writing down new music stuff for me.
Sorry to hear about the van again, eish that thing is sure a tough trooper.
I got the package, man i was so excited i wanted to eat everything that same night. My comp has never hear about pop tarts so i let him have some and he loved it. South Africa needs pop tarts haha. Thank you so much for the package.
So on the contacts, im ok right now, so just send them the next time you want to send a package.
It sounds like the mndeni (family) is doing fine.

On my side, we had a good week. We had a wonderful sacrament meeting. We have a brother who is going on mission this Thursday to Kenya. His name is Siya Mkhungo, so his whole family came to his farewell and the chapel was packed full.
We have some baptisms coming in July so im pretty excited. I can't believe im turning 1 year on mission soon, eish time is flying by crazy fast.
We got transfer news last night, no changes in our District except for one elder and also we got a new District leader and also a greeny will be coming to out District.
All is going well her in Durban. I miss you all so much.
I hope everyone is enjoying life. Take care. Remember you have more then most of these people dream of.
much love

Elder Mdobi

Friday, June 24, 2011

June 20, 2011


I wish i could of told ya on fathers day but thats how it goes. How
was fathers day?
Eish a leak over the sacrament table thats not good. Im glad grandpa
got a car, he is getting to old to be drivin something big.
Ok kool i look forward to the package, thanks for including the
contacts, i think i have 2 boxes right now so they will defiantly be
needed probably.
The NBA draft, sweet, you will have to give me the details. Especially
where jimmer freidet that one fella from BYU.
No health issues, just that i have been eating a lot haha. Im not fat
though so don't worry.
How bad was the accident? Im glad no one was hurt or anything bad happened.
Ya it is winter time here, its not really a big difference then summer
haha. It does get a little bit colder, mainly in the evening. Its nice
living on the coast. I do miss the sweet mountains of Utah though and
snow. But i love the coast.
The work has been going great. The only problem is our trunk on the
car is broke it won't open, but that's it.
All is going well, I don't have anything of excitment.
I hope you all are ok. I hope everyone starts to feel better and stop
being sick.
I love you.

Elder Mdobi

Monday, June 13, 2011

June 13, 2011

HEY fam!!

Thats sweet the kids came up. NO Dallas! Eish man thats lame. Oh well.
It seems like your week was pretty crazy. Im sorry to hear about the van i hope you can get it runnin and it won't be a big deal.
Addie went to the hospital, eish. I hope she starts to recover.
Alright, sweet i look forward to the package. :)

The new area is coming along. The people are still zulu people so pretty much the same, the big difference is that the area is so big, which means there are a ton of people. Which is good, we have a lot of work a head of us. So far no problems, im starting to understand how to get to places now and how to get to Durban, im still learning on how to get back home though but its goin good.
Next month we gonna have some baptisms! Man im excited, also we are working on finding a lot of new people, and hopefuly we can meet a powerful family ready for the gospel.
Last week we had a zone conference, so i was able to see my good friends who are serving in Richards Bay and the conference was very nice. We watched some talks and one talk was by Elder Jeffery R. Holland and it was powerful.
Things over here in Africa are going very nicley. I hope it continues.
I miss you all so much. Take it easy.

Elder Mdobi

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

June 6, 2011

Sawubona Fam!

So now its hot in Utah, i guess that means the rain stopped. :)
Bear Lake, man that sounds sweet, maybe the water will be warmer this time. Wow Justin is doin the army thing. Thats pretty sweet, i hope he enjoys it.
Nope i don't need anything.

Well on my side, we live in a back house thingy. The lady who owns the house is an indian lady who gives us very spicy food on fridays haha. She is pretty nice just very strict. Ya we live in Durban North, so just a few minutes from downtown and that very big world cup stadiam. The ocean is also very close.
Everything has been going good, im just getting use to my new companion. He is a funny guy but ya just need to learn to be patient with him. Its all good though.
I have nothing of excitement to report, everything is pretty chill im just focusing on learning the area and getting to know the people.
My time is short so i hope all is well. I am also working on a package to send to you.
Take care.

Elder Mdobi

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

May 30, 2011


The new area of Kwa-Mashu is going ok. My comp and i are learning the area together so it is taking some patience because we get lost a lot. The area is like driving on a mountain to go camping. We have tar roads, but some parts are dirt roads. The branch here is very big, the chapel is very nice and pretty big as well. The members are pretty sweet so far, we get fed a lot so thats always nice. Every saturday morning we play volleyball so thats been pretty fun and every p-day we play soccer with the zone, and the zone is pretty big so its a lot of fun. My soccer skillz need a little work but im getting better at it haha.
We are gonna have some baptisms pretty soon here so i hope it all works out. Durban is a very confusing place, i hope to learn how to get around here.

NO my thunder :( shame. Oh well they will win it one year i know it.
Dale almost had it, eish no gas. eish you need gas to win what are they thinking haha. i bet stephs happy though with the result of the race. Kungfu Panda 2, wow that sounds pretty sweet.
Im going to work on a package to send to ya'll i just don't know how im gonna do it but i will let you know when i send it.

Mission is going good, i am deffinantly learning a lot here. i just hope i will be able to continue to help my companion and we get things going nicely. I have nothing else that i know of now. so i hope everyone is doing well.
i love you

Elder Mdobi

Monday, May 23, 2011

May 23, 2011

Sawubona Fam!!

I finally in DURBAN!!! :) haha the big city. Man this place is so sweet. I have a car as well. The normal mission car Chevy Aveo, this one is dark gray so thats pretty kool. I live in a 2 man boarding so its just me and my companion. It has a small kitchen but we have a really big room. My companion is Elder Kondowe. He is from Harare, Zimbabwe. He is a short guy but he is very funny. He has been on mission only 2 months.
The area we serve in is called Kwa-Mashu. It is a crazy big town ship, there are 6 missionaries that serve in this town ship. Also the town is on a very big mountain, so it is very hilly, and some parts are very steep. My companion took me to this place and there is a very beautiful waterfall. This place is very sweet. There is however only one problem, my companion doesn't know the area that well, so we are always getting lost. I hope to learn how to get to places. But its all good.

Colton in Cali!! Man that is so sweet. Is there anyone else who left on mission in the Stake?
Dang the Thunder Lost, eish i hope they can turn things around.
Wow you jogged a mile, thats pretty good, keep it up. Don't hurt your self though. Take it lil by lil.
Every thing is going well here, im getting new expirences here and im excited to be here in the great big city of Durban.
You all take care. That is all i got for the week.
i love you all so much and i miss you.

Elder Mdobi

Monday, May 16, 2011

May 16, 2011: Transfers!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hey fam!

I am lekker (good)
Ya the THUNDER! im so happy. :)
Im glad to hear everyone is doing fine. Wow those lil kids are getting older and older eish.
So i do have some news for ya. Im getting transfered. Im going to another town ship, this one is very big though. The name of the town is KwaMashu. I will be very very close to Durban! Im finally gonna see Durban and live there. Im so excited about that. I don't know much about my new companion i will see him on tuesday. So next week i will tell you about him.
A lot of missionaries got moved in the zone and its pretty crazy.
The weather has been perfect here. So today is my day to pack and say good bye and tomorrow morning im gone.
Thats all i got for ya this week.
Take care.
I love you all so much.

Monday, May 9, 2011

May 9, 2011

Hey fam!

It was very nice to talk to the family. I wish i could of had more time to talk to everyone but it was nice to hear from everyone.
Im glad it was a good mothers day. We bought flowers and made cookies for Sister Nuzman and she loved it.
Grandma is doing well, that is very good to hear.
Im gonna send a letter home and in it i will have a letter for Rhonda/fam and the marvive family and hopefully i can see if i can write a letter for grandma and grandpa.

Lakers got swept! That is some very good news. :) I hope the thunder can pull it out that would be so sweet.
So its been raining non stop, all yesterday and today so far. we had a plan to go to the beach but now we can't. its all good though.
I write some sister missionaries that were in my mtc distrct, and also there are 2 girls that i write feliciana and callie. They write letters back and have been sending pictures so it was nice. im working on sending pictures to them and also to you all at home.
I email, Elder Seth Bushman, Elder Jason Young, Elder Nathan Bird, and sometimes Elder Jace Broadbent. From what i got from them they are all doing very well. 3 of them are doing spanish.

So thats about it. Well i hope this week will be a nice one. On Sunday the 15th we get transfer calls so i will let you all know if i get transfered. It looks like a big change will hapen in our zone.
All is going well so far, no problems.
I hope all is well, take care.

Elder Mdobi

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

May 2, 2011

Hey fam!

Things are good.
Ya THUNDER haha that is so kool. What snow still, are you serious. We have been having very nice weather, its been pretty much perfect..... James did what! Is this that Samantha girl that is in our stake? Eish eish, i just got news about some of my friends who are getting married as well and i just can't believe it. So many things have changed and i haven't even hit 1 year on mission yet. But it is all good, im glad im hear in South Africa.

So for Mothers Day we will do the same thing as Chirstmas. Same time would be good. I don't know when you all have church so i hope 12 noon or 1 will be good. So in South African time it will be about 8 or 9 pm. I have the same phone number, if you don't have the number here it is again XXX-XXX-XXXX. I will send a txt message like last time incase there might be problems. If you do have church at 12 im pretty sure we can move it to Monday. But Sunday night here is the ideal time for me.
Im pretty excited to hear from you all again. It feels like i just spoke to ya, time is flying. :)

This week was pretty normal, i went on exchanges on Wednesday, so i spent the day with Elder Fokuo, he is a way kool guy from Ghana. We had a good day and things have been going good in the District. I do have a sorta funny story, but i think it would be funny unless you were there. So me and my companion Elder Kamara, were just walking in Nseleni, we were going to an appointment, and we saw a big big group of girls dressed in traditional clothes, they were participaring in a pre-wedding thingy. (weddings here are a very big deal by the way) so we were walking and they all started doing the zulu dance and singing in zulu and one girl stated to leave the group and was walking toward us i got a lil nervous i had no idea what she was gonna do. So we stopped and she started just dancing in front of us. And everyone just got really really loud. Man it was imbarassing everyone was looking at us. (take in consideration i am the only white guy in this town) eish it was pretty funny after thoug, my companion keeps laughing at me. So the end of the story i guess this girl wanted to impress me.
Like i said you needed to be there.
Anyway the week was good. No problems really except everything keeps breaking in the home. (im not the one doing the breaking by the way)
Mission is good.
I hope all is well back home, i am hopefully gonna get some pics printed and also the key chain i have for Rhonda ready and sent to you.
Take care.

Elder Mdobi

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

April 25, 2011

ebo Fam!

Im pretty lakker (good)
Happy Easter to ya'll. I didn't really do anything special, just Sunday night as a District we had a Braai (BBQ) it was very nice. Also on Sunday the guy i interviewed for baptism got baptized! I am so happy for this guy.
We were supposed to watch General Conference at church but the power was out, so we had to do plan B which was sacrament meeting and have a couple of people speak, It went well.
This week was a lot better then last week, we were able to see many people, and meet many new people and have many lessons it was very nice.
Nothing exciting happpend though. For our District activity we are planning to go to the Game Reserve again, and hopefully see some sweet animals, cuz last time it wasn't that good.
I am trying to get some pictures printed for you all but time so far has not alowed me. But they will come eventually i promise.

GO THUNDER!!! :) i am so happy to hear that they are doing well, i hope they take it all the way! Who looks really good in the playoffs so far?
Concerning the package, uhh i don't need anything, i am doing good and have no problems.
Oh i almost forgot, i had my interview with President Von Stetten and it went well, nothing special actually. I still get stressed out some times but it is not as bad. Im getting better at this District Leader thing.
The Branch is slowly getting better, they are having PEC and now they are doing home teaching which is so kool. I hope things can keep going up, and hopefully we can find some people who are ready for the gospel and get some baptisms going.

So pretty much all is well here in Richards Bay. The weather is cooling down, too bad im probably gonna get transfered in 4 weeks.
I hope the family is all doing well, tell Grandma and Grandpa i say hi and that i miss them all and love them so much.
I miss you and love you.
Take care. ENJOI

Elder Mdobi

April 18, 2011

Hey fam!

Im doing ok. Im happy to hear that my Thunder is doing very well. Will Ferrel!! WHAT!!! haha wow that is so crazy.
So for me this week, i went to Durban on Thursday for a training meeting, and it went pretty good, i love being in Durban and seeing the big buidings and all of the big hills. The meeting was just 1 day so im back in good ole Richards Bay. This week it has been raining like crazy. Saturday we had a full busy day and it rained crazy hard the whole day and on top of that we got bunked (appointments not home) for every appointment. We got soaked like no other.
I have no plans for Easter.
Everyone we teach is Zulu, so a lot of them don't know english, and they are very strong in their culture. In their culture they strongly believe in ancestors and worshiping them and slaughtering cows and goats and all of that crazy stuf. Most of them are very poor, and build their own housed out of brick and mud. South Africa is interesting, the rich people have huge homes and live maybe 5 minutes away from some one who lives in a shack. Racism is still a problem here, its not violent but you can see how different they treat one another.
Nseleni is a tough area, we are in a slump, but i hope we can turn things around. I probably only have 5 more weeks here.
Everything is going good though, no problems, i feel 100%.
I hope everyone is good. Take it easy.

Elder Mdobi

Sunday, April 17, 2011

April 11, 2011

Hey fam!

Im glad to hear that the week went well. Cj is getting married, nice! haha. Is it to that one girl that we see all the time?
You are still getting snow! Eish, the weather this week was so nice here, we got a lil rain and it just has been nice and cool.
If the van doesn't pass are you gonna get a nice car? :)
This week nothing really exciting happened, i did however eat some liver. At first i had no idea what it was i just ate, then my companion asked what it was and ya it was pretty gross. I don't know what animal liver it was i just know it was liver.
Things are going well, a new transfer just started and im still in Nseleni, there are no changes in the District. I hope to learn to get along better with Elder Kamara, he is a kool guy, but he is just very different then all of my other companions. Today im doing my first baptismal interview for this fella who stays in Mzingazi and he is from Zimbabwe. I hope it goes well.
Today we might go to the beach im not sure it looks like it might rain but we will see.
All is well here, things are koolin down and im learning a lot of things.
The Branch is slowly doing better, it is still very small and struggling but it is trying new things and getting there slowly.
I hope all is well back home. Take care.
kthanda (love)

Elder Mdobi

Monday, April 4, 2011

April 4, 2011

Hey Fam!!

Im doing pretty good.
UCONN and Butler! What, Tom must be happy haha.
I was able to watch a lil bit of conferece live. I've only seen 2 sessions live, one at a members home in Richards Bay and one at the couple missionaries home. I won't be able to see the rest of conference till next month, and if i get transfered in May i don't know if i will see any of em.
Wow it snowed. Eish.
I miss the MTC, i had so much fun in Provo. Ya Joburg MTC is really small, but the other missionaries have said that it is a kool place. It would of been kool to go to the Joburg Temple, i wonder if i will have get the chance to at least see it.
I am taking a ton of pictures, i will try to work on printing some, i just have been crazy busy i haven't had any time to even buy stamps to send letters.
I would email some, but we don't have a lot of time to email.
As of right now i don't need anything, lately i have been missing Pop Tarts and Gatorade haha. :)
Everything is going ok, i've just been stressed out a lil bit with stuff. I just want things to be perfect and go smoothly and its just tough when it doesn't go that way. Being in this small Branch is really getting me frustrated, but im learning i guess.
It is so crazy how big the kids are getting, eish i can't belive it.
I hope all is well back home. Take care
Ek is lief vir jou. ( i love you in Afrikaans)

Elder Mdobi

Monday, March 28, 2011

March 28, 2011

Hey Fam!

VCU? How did they get to the final four, wow! I heard that the jazz are doing really bad, good thing im not a big jazz fan, GO THUNDER!! :)
I hope Hiroshi is ok, man i totally forgot that he is over there. That Japan thing is really big. It looks like everyone is moving, i hope you don't move haha. If you do California is a good place. ;) haha
Things here are going ok. No major problems just normal missionary stress and stuff. My day, uh well the past few days we have been getting a lot of rain which was cool because we borrowed a car from Elder and Sister Nuzman. Now we are back on the bikes this week. It still gets really hot, but soon it should start coolin down.
The meeting in Durban was very good. President Von Stetten gave an awesome talk and the Zone Leaders gave us all some pretty good tips and stuff. I love Durban, the only thing is traffic is pretty much a nightmare.
All is well here. I don't have much of report, nothing exciting or new. The transfer is almost over so things will be changing a lil bit in the Zone but not too much.
Anyway i hope everyone is doing well.
Take Care.

Elder Mdobi

Monday, March 21, 2011

March 21, 2011

Hey family!

Thats kool, Aiden even gave a talk wow.
BYU is in the sweet 16! Eish they must be on fire. I totally forgot about March Maddness. Time is flying by crazy fast. Someone ask me how old i was and i said 19 then my companion corrected me and said 20. haha
Everything here is going good. I've been feeling a little stressed due to District Leader and just some negative things happening in he area. Like people who are ready to be baptized moving to places i've never heard of and that there are no missionaires there. So its a lil frustrating. But i think i forget that its Gods will not mine. His way not mine. Im learning though. Im going to Durban on Thursday for Zone Conference so im pretty happy about that. Its nice to get out of Richards Bay and go to the big city.
I hope everyone is doing well, i miss you all so much.
Take care.

Elder Mdobi

Monday, March 14, 2011

March 14, 2011

Heita! (slang for whats up) :)

I am doing good. We were able to get the car problem fixed for the Richars Bay elders so things are coming along.
My birthday was wonderful. We had a braai at the Sunchaz families home and so we had lots of food and cake. It was very nice.
I did see the pic of logan! That is so kool, im happy to hear that he is doing well, i look forward to seeing how big this lil guy gets in a year.
I saw the news about japan when i was at Mcdonalds. I couldn't beleive it, the couple missionaries the Nuzmans knew some other missionaries there but they got a email telling them that they are fine.
The teaching is going well, im getting use to my new comp Elder Kamara, he is a fun guy. We are meeting a lot of people and everyday we are biking all over Nseleni. The days are flying by so fast, and i know its because we are busy and working hard.
Its cooling down a lil, today it is raining so im pretty happy about that. :)
My contacts are doing well, so far no problems. I will let you know when i am running low on contacts, but as of right now all is well.
I hope the family is doing well, i miss you all so much.
Take care and ENJOI!! :)

Elder Upawulu Mdobi (paul fisher

Sunday, March 13, 2011

March 8, 2011


Logan is here!!!! So kool! :)
That is so exciting!
The Cd's are good, thank you so much. No more cold, that is nice. Here it is kinda getting cooler, they say at the end of may it is supposed to start coolin down, so im pretty excited about that.
My new comp, is kool. He is very different from my old comp so i am adjusting still but it is good, he is a loud and fun guy. We are doing some service for some GoGo's (grandmothers) we are cutting their grass and stuff so that is good.
Birthday plans, well we are having a braai (BBQ) at a the Sunchaz families home and that should be pretty fun.
Yesterday we went to Hlghluluwe-Imflozi game park as a zone so that is why i wasn't able to write you all yesterday. We didn't see too many animals so that was a bummer but we did eat this really kool place. So it was pretty fun.
Things here are going ok, just a lot of stress being the District Leader. The Richards Bay car is having problems so that is really making things unpleasant, but hopefully we can get that fixed and start getting things flowing again.
I hope all is well with the family. Everything here is good, i am learning a lot here and especially now that i have responsibilty.
Well i have to run, we have to do a ton of things this morning.
Take care, i love you so much.

Elder Mdobi (the young one) :)

Thursday, March 3, 2011

February 28, 2011


Things are good. My new companion is Elder Kamara, he is from Sierraleone. Its a very small country by Ghana. He is pretty kool, he is loud but sometimes i can't understand him cause is english is very different. I think his language is Criel or something like that, its broken english in away. Being District Leader is chill so far, it is a lil frustrating especialy today so im kinda stressed out buts kool.
I got the package! It was so awesome. Thank you so much. It made my day. Im so happy i can listen to some music and hopefully find some peace.
So i looked through the pictures and it looks like Mark has a mustache?
Eish, no more D-Will!! What, i thought the jazz were gonna build around him. Oh well. If he wants to go its probably best to let him go. Man thats so crazy about Richard. I hope everything is ok with that situation.

So pretty much things seem like they are going too fast, im trying to keep up. I hope that this week, i can get somethings to change, i guess its just gonna take some time to get use to Elder Kamara, its gonna take a lot of patience and charity on my part. All is well though, im taking this as learning expirence and i hope things just go ok.
Well i gotta run, we helped some members move this morning and it pushed our whole schedual back so i have to run everywhere and try to get some stuff done.
Take it easy, i hope everyone is doing well and that the weather will heat up for you and cool down for me.
I love you and miss you so much.

Elder isiXobo Mdobi (Paul Fisher)

Monday, February 21, 2011

February 21,2011

Yebo fam!!!

Unjani? I am doing great. Wow a rookie won, thats crazy. Blake Griffin, thats sweet, i wonder if he will get hurt again and never play a game haha.
The baby is coming, ya logan!! That is so exciting. Eish, she rolled the 4 runner, that is crazy, im glad she is ok though.
This week went by crazy fast and yesterday we got the transfer news and my companoin Elder Hall is going to KwaDabeka and i don't know my new companion yet but he will be here on tuesday. Also i am going to be the District Leader!!! Crazy right, i feel way to young on mission to hold a leadership calling but im just gonna run with it and see how it goes. Also my trainer Elder Armstrong is going to be my new Zone Leader, so that is goin to be pretty kool to see him again.
Nothing else besides that, oh wait, i did see some Zebra last monday and we got some kool pics i'll work on sending them to ya. It was pretty kool we got really close to em. :)
Anyway all is well here in the hottest place of South Africa, it should be coolin down soon i hope.
I hope everyone is doin well. Take it easy and thank you so much for the emails.
I love you and miss you so much.

Elder Mdobi

February 14,2011


Eish, this week was a pretty hard, but not too bad. I went on exchanges with Elder Castleberry in Richards Bay then 2 days later i went on exchanges with the Zone leader Elder Jensen in Esikhawini/Port Dunford. So that was pretty sweet. It was a hot hot week, but thankfully today its nice and we have a lil rain.
So Sunday was a lil different, the Branch President was gone, the Elders quorum President was gone, and so that put everything on me and Elder Hall. So i conducted sacrament meeting, and it was pretty new for me. It went well though, all of the people giving talks were there, and we had a ton of people at church so it was pretty exciting to see that. Besides that nothing new, nothing exciting.

I heard Jerry is gone, it has been a big topic with us Utahns. Who is Ty Corbin.
Ok the package i do need you to add some things. I need Ibprofin im all out. Also day quill and night quil.

Oh Mark and Steph moved out, wow. How is the new place?

Well im glad to hear mom is doing better and that all seems to be going ok. Im doing good here, the work is moving a long, just taking a lot of patience with some people but its good.
Well i gotta run we gotta get some stuff done so take it easy.

Elder Mdobi

Monday, February 7, 2011

February 7,2011


Eish! wow Green Bay. Thats kool i guess, they haven't won in a long time. Thats good that mom is getting better. Steph got a new car sweet!
Another Marvive kid, what that is so crazy. haha thats so kool though. I guess they like being busy with the kids.
Before i forget, i bought Rhonda a key chain. Im planning on sending it soon. I will let you know when i do but ya just a lil heads up.

Things are going well here. The weather has been nice, but this week it is supposed to be really really hot. About 39 Celsius and that is 102 Fahrenheit. Im just happy the AC in the car works really nice. :) Last monday we went to the beach and had a Braai (BBQ) today we are going to another beach. Im so excited, the beaches are very nice and there are no people at the ones we go to, its like a private beach. Its awesome.
The work is going good, i feel 100% healthy, i bought a new alarm clock\ cd player its pretty nice and it was not too expensive either. So im pretty happy.
I don't have anything else to report. All is well in South Africa, i miss you a lot. Tell everyone hi for me and i hope everyone is hangin in there and doing ok,
I love you.

Elder Mdobi- 2 Samual 12:7

Monday, January 31, 2011

January 31, 2011


Things are well. Only one thing that is not too cool. President Von Stetten was in town and he told us that are car will be moved to Ladysmith. :( He also said that they will send up some bikes. Im not happy about this but i guess you don't get the whole mission excpirence till you ride a bike around. We will have the car till the end of Feburary. Thats the only news. Things are good though, no problems. We found a big family and they are way awesome.

I bet watching the kids keeps mom busy. :) You have to get certified. Eish, you will do alright, im pretty sure with study and time you will know everything you need to know.
So is Sis. Crookstons grandson, serving in Joburg? Im just curious because i know 2 elders who are in that mission.
Anyway i hope all is well with you and the fam. Take it easy, and ENJOI!
I miss you. Everything here is well, i love it.

Elder Fisher (english)
Elder Mdobi (isiZulu)
Elder Visser (Afrikaans) :)

Saturday, January 29, 2011

January 24, 2011

Yebo fam!

I am doing awesome. I did my first confirmation! It was pretty kool.
Thats kool, is Westminster pretty strong this year? Green Bay what? Thats is crazy, who is the quaterback for them? Everyone is sick, thats not kool. I hope they all get better soon. Thats nice, the missionaries are teaching people. Do you see the missionaries more now? I feel bad for Sis. Baggaley, that is not fun at all. Eish.
Anyway, everything here is going good. I don't really have anything to report, noting exciting has happened. We did meet some new families so that was awesome, i hope we can start teaching them and see how that goes. Life is good.
I hope all is well with you and Mom and everyone.
Take it easy.

Elder Mdobi

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

January 17, 2011

Sawubona Fam!

Im doing awesome! We had the baptism! All worked out fine, Ma Sunchaze didn't have to stay in the hospital so we were able to baptize the whole family together it was awesome. Elder Nuzman (the couple missionary) baptized baba and his son Shaga, Elder Hall baptized Ma, and I baptized the daughter Mellissah. The baptism went perfect it was so amazing i loved it.
Thats kool, the Marvive family is so awesome. :) Ya i got some good pictures, i hope if we go again i can see some lions that would be sweet.
Sorry to hear the DVD player broke, but thats way kool you got a nice one now. Hopefully they don't brake this one. haha

So ya pretty much i am doing great, our car was having some problems but we got that fixed so now it is running good. We have been working hard and i feel the area is growing, the church attendence is going up and i hope we can keep it that way and also add to it.
Thank you so much for being able to send me that stuff. I guess i don't really need anything, it just would be nice to have Alex Boye and those tide pens do come in handy.
There is this Ma that is from Umlazi (whish is pretty close to Durban) and she moved here to Nseleni, she is way kool, she feeds us and she might teach me how to cook some Zulu food, so we will she how that goes.

Anyway take care. I hope the family is doing well. I miss you all so much. I love it here, i love the Zulu people (at least some of them haha) but its awesome.
I love you so much.

Elder Mdobi

Monday, January 10, 2011

January 3, 2010

Yebo Sawubona

I am e-grand. Wow that is crazy cold. You now have snow, thats good haha. For newsyears we went to a members home then to the couples home we ate a lot of food it was pretty sweet. At 11:55 i woke everyone up and at 12 we cheered, a lot of fireworks were goin off so that was pretty kool.
I thought of something that i need. I need those tide to go thingys. You know that lil thing that you use to clean your clothes it looks like a lil orange pen. Im on my last one. So if you could send that one to me the next time you send stuff that would be great.

Well nothing much is goin on, our car is having problems so we are going to have to walk for this week and probably next week. Something with the clutch or somethin im not too sure.
We have a family that is going to be baptized on the 16th, this family is awesome.
Im glad to hear that all is going well. I don't have much to report.
I am doing great, i just hope that this crazy heat and humidity dosen't get to me too bad. Im getting a nice tan, so thats kool i guess haha.
Anyway i gotta run, thank you for the e-mail.
I love you and miss you so much.
Take it easy.

Elder Mdobi