I agree with Daniel. It sucks that shops open so early. Pretty soon shops will just open on Thanksgiving and they'll call it Black Thursday. I get Black Thursdays every Thursday so that would be lame. They actually had Black Friday here for the first time this year and it was pretty sweet. A couple of the members here bought some sweet TVs and stuff. They don't do Thanksgiving though so that sucks. I celebrated by making French Toast for myself in the morning and then eating a bowl of cereal too, which was pretty much a feast.
As far as Elder Greengrass goes. He is a very cool guy. I never read his emails but he spends a long time on them and he definitely writes more information than I do. I'm sure my next companion won't have quite so much information in his emails. Elder Greengrass was trained by Elder Wilson who had been on mission about a year when he trained Elder Greengrass. Usually you train after you've been through 3 or 4 companions. Very occasionally a person will train right after they've been trained but it doesn't happen very often. People do train a lot in Mdantsane yes because it is the most fruitful area of the vineyard so you are right about that for sure.
You asked about the primary program a few weeks ago. Sunday was the primary program. You would have died. All the kids in the primary, which is about 50, wore white dresses or white shirts and all the girls had yellow bows in their hair, and it was very cute. Also most of the kids in the primary don't really understand or speak English so they mostly just imitate syllables and so it was super cute. They all know just enough to say a basic testimony. Like half the kids said this exact line for their testimony "I know the church, it's true. I know Thomas S Monson. Amen" hahaha but I loved it it was very nice.
We're starting to get fed a lot. Usually every night we get fed once or twice a night and we eat lots of vegetables.
Next week we have a sweet baptism so I'll tell you about those people then. Also I will be getting a new companion next week.
Also I'll try and get some nice pictures to send home.
Love you Momma
Elder Greengrass will be trasnferred on December 7. This is our last full week together. We will always be friends though.
That's sweet about going to the temple and doing family history and stuff. I really miss that so I'm glad you're making use of having a temple so close. The people here do lots of fundraisers throughout the year and save up and sacrifice a lot just so they can go to the temple once a year. It's really cool, but it makes me realize how lucky we are in Utah.
I'll try and step up my game as far as pictures go. What kind of things do you want pictures of? People we see? The area? What kind of stuff. Also what kind of information do you want me to write about?
Love you Dad