Monday, August 30, 2010

Week 15 - Answering Questions


Africa, Africa, Africa. I LOVE it here.
1. So with pictures, I’m going to send some printed ones home sometime this week. So pretty soon, well in like three weeks, you should be getting some pictures. There, well, pretty different from what your used too. I was thinking, if you’re going to send me a package, maybe you can send a memory card reader to me. President Spendlove said they could possibly work here. So that would be nice. You all can send some smaller cards if you want too. But with the one dad sent me, I can put almost 5,000 pictures on it. So yeah. Depends on you all.
2. From what I can tell, most elders are in an area for 2-3 transfers usually. That’s 3-4 and half months. But it really depends on President. My companion was in Beira, the same zone, for like 8 months. But with president Spendlove, who knows. He is sending two people who are only in their third transfer to Angola ja. I mean already. So who really knows? My comp is going there soon
3. Here, we don’t have wards. We have branches. Our chapel used to be an old chicken coop they renovated. And there are other buildings for primary and young women’s. We have priesthood in the chapel. Well, over all, President Spendlove presides over the church in Mozambique. He is the presiding authority here. But each branch has a branch president, and his counselors. Some branches have elders as presidents. We really don’t teach a lot here. We kind of help. But yesterday we taught the primary. So that was fun. There really good kids.
4. The weather is starting to get hotter. But it only gets hotter. The hot season starts like October, and that’s when it rains and really humid. If I have lost weight already, just imagine how the hot season will be.
5. We see rats, dogs, cats and lizards in Magoanine. Oh, and goats too. Lots of them.
6. On p-days, we email first in the city. Than when that’s done we go play a sport or something. After we go eat lunch, go shopping for groceries than go back home. Nos temos noite familiar cada segunda fiera. We have family home evening every Monday night at the church. And that’s usually what happens.
Last week we went to Nachaama. That’s some waterfalls that are in the mountains around us. It was so beautiful. I really enjoyed it. It reminded me of Snoqualmie Falls.
I was thinking for letters, you can use the ones that come straight to Mozambique. I didn’t know you could. Chris sent me a letter trough that one. So from now on, you can use it.
We have an investigator named Edson, and his family sells chickens. And he showed us where he keeps them. Oh my gosh. I have never seen so many chickens in my life. There were like 100 of them. It was the worst smelling place ever. I almost barfed. Ha-ha. Some lady also bought 12 chickens from them, put them all in a basket, and put it on her head. Kind of strange
We also found some inactive members this week. We have been trying to help come back to church. Yeah we are trying.
They have the best bread in the world. Dad would LOVE it. They make it fresh every day. We buy it all the time. It’s so good. This week we also heard a boy who speaks clicks. I really wanted him to teach me. It was the most awesome language in the world. I had to put on new garments this week. We were digging a hole and mine ripped in the crotch. So yeah. I never knew new garments felt so good. We were at a members hose this week and I went to sit down, and I sat on their cat. I pretty much put all my weight on it. Ha-ha. And I also have a rash on both my arms. I think it’s from my medication. I’m going to try different medication this to see if it goes away. It’s for malaria. Next Baptism we will hopefully have two baptisms. I’m really excited. Both have been waiting a long time for it.
I was thinking, for the package, can you put Frito scoops in it. I don’t know why, but I have been craving them. And m&m’s too. I also need some regular T-shirts too. Most of mine here have holes in the arm pit. And pictures. Pictures of anything. Ha-ha. I think that is it. Oh yeah, like a memory card reader for a camera memory card.
Until next week. I love you all with all my heart.
Elder Sirrine