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