I definitely do not feel 19. I still feel 16 hahaha. 19 is way older than me.
Easter in South Africa is really small. I didn't even know it was Easter until like Thursday when the Branch President asked me to give a talk in sacrament meeting.
Elder Mabanga came on Wednesday. He's a real blessing to me because I like him a lot. We traded in our car to the mission office the day he got here because he can drive stick. And we got a manual car and he taught me to drive, so now I can officially drive manual which is dope.
Today was really awesome. We woke up at 5:30 and hiked up Table Mountain which was an absolutely grueling hike. Especially since I'm way out of shape now. It took like 5 hours but it was super dope and it gave us a really nice view of Cape Town. Me and Elder Faingata'a slayed it. All the other missionaries lagged far behind.
Tonight we have 3 DAs planned with awesome people who are just the best, and they are baking me a cake and stuff it's going to be sweet.
President Merrill did call me today but I was on top of Table Mountain so I didn't get it haha
We had baptismal interviews yesterday for our 2 investigators who were supposed to be baptized next Sunday, E and S. S is so awesome. She's probably one of the most powerful people I have ever taught, but she failed her interview. Apparently she has been having some problems smoking cigarettes and she hasn't fully overcome it yet. I didn't know about this but I did have an idea. It made me very sad though. I am sure she will be baptized the next time we have a baptism though.
Letter to Dad:
Happy Birthday, Dad :)
When I opened up my presents I saw the one from Dad and I said to my companion, "It's going to be a book by Hugh Nibley" And he didn't really know who that is, but I opened it up and sure enough. But I'm super excited about that book. I really love the Book of Mormon and I would love to gain a really deep understanding of the Book of Mormon.
I got my companion on Wednesday. He's a really good guy and I like him a lot.
|Elder Mabanga, Elder Dove, Elder Hernandez, Elder Heald, Elder Tucker, Elder Fangita'a, Elder Allred, Elder Greengrass|