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