Monday, February 17, 2014


YES WE HAVE POWER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! we finally got power after 15 days without it!!!! It was a tough 15 days!!!! and it was way worse than camping but we have power now!!! Those two weeks with out power really stunk it made all of us in the house not want to go out it was a tough week!! We would take a shower get out and get all hot and sweaty as soon as we got out and all of our spirits were down because we knew that we wouldn't have power when we got home and what made it worse was it was blazing hot outside and it threw us out of our groove!!! All of our patience levels were at like a one any time someone would say something on the road to us that was making fun of us or were being annoying we just wanted to kill them!!! We would get home and not want to do our daily planning because we couldn't see anything, but we had the generator at the end of day 5 without energy and hooked it up to the water pump and after hooked it up to the Air Conditioner and we all slept in the same room and it was a mess!!!! hahah but we are starting to get back in the groove and the natives don't have air conditioners so it doesn't bother them the only thing they use power for is to watch tv and listen to music so it didn't bother them much!!! The area of Manga is big, there are 3 branches here and 14 missionaries in the area! AND MANGA T3  doesn't exist t3 is and area in Maputo and Manga is here! My comp does not have a blog! and I havent got bitten (by a chameleon) yet so I don't know but all the natives say they can kill you if they bite you which is false! Yes they change colors and about picking me up you can its not discouraged but there is nothing to see here in Mozambique we would have to go to South Africa but instead of you picking me up I would rather go to Hawaii it would be way more fun for the family and cheaper!!!! and you guys still owe me a Hawaii trip because I got my Eagle Scout!!!!
So right now we are teaching three family's Girao and Angela, Alberto and Ugene, and Fernando and Miloca, and these three family's should be baptized this transfer we just have to work on their marriage documents which takes some time
Girao and Angela: they are a couple we found he is 24 she is 18 they have one little girl and they are excited to get baptized and married!!! They are both really short its funny like Aunt Jenny's height and maybe smaller!! 
Alberto and Ugene: this is a nice family that has a little more money than our others!! We were at their house and he turned on the tv and NBA came on so we watched a little basketball which was nice but they have one little boy he works a ton so he is almost never home but comes to church all the time.
Fernando and Miloca: this is a way nice family we found while doing house contacts they have two little girls and they are very cute!!! their names are Jenni and Marry! They don't have much money and she has no documents so she has to register again and that will cost about 1000 MT  and for his job he fixes TVs and he doesn't make much but they want to get married really bad and get baptized!!
Those are our family's for now but we are looking for more this week

 but this week was a little slow because we had to walk in a tripple because Elder Sorenson so we had one day in our area and the next in Elder Goings area so the week went slow and it rained like every day and all the roads were flooded!!! While I was walking down the road it looked like a little stream so I went to walk through it but it was a little deeper than I thought it was and it went up to my waist!!!    but I am out of time today. My birthday was good a made a cake for my self and it was nice! but I started putting stuff on drop box but I ran out of time i'll put more on next week and I start the spiritual things next week!!! love you thcau 

Monday, February 10, 2014

Still NO POWER!! Week 27

February 10, 2014

Heyy family this week the power still hasn't been on but they say it should be on by Friday!!! but every day we hear something different so in all honesty we have no idea when it will be on!! but they say a transformer blew in Chimoio and they just take forever to do anything here!!!  but they say they are working on it!! well our church dosen't have a generator because we have it! but the one in the big city has one!  and yes I know Elder Bender he is in Manga 3. The house we are in now is way nice way better than the last but our neighbors got a dog this week and it just barks all night long but the house is nicer! Well the things that lack here are a lot compared to Maputo I cant find bacon here and the meat is more expensive and everything is just a little less quality here! and the croc was 40 for me but I didn't use any home money don't worry and yes they have chameleons here we actually caught one on Friday and its funny because the people here think the they will kill you everyone is scared of them here!! and I have plenty of time to read the letter. I have 2 hours to email! My package probably wont get here for  a while because I'm in Beria, the office might get it but I wont for a while but I'll let you know and another thing that would be cool to have would be a calender like the ones we get from the Christmas party with pictures in it of family and friends and my mission ends on June 9, 2015 so you could make the calender go till then but one of the elders in my house have one and its pretty cool it has his friends and family all over it but he leave to home tomorrow he lives in Mesa AZ  and his comp is My first comp Elder Going so when he leaves I will be comps with him again!!! We will be in a trio!! and on these computers I cant load pictures it kinda sucks so when we find a new place I will send some! and this week we had 5 baptisms for some kids of a member who was recently baptized but the missionaries didn't teach the kids so we did and baptized them! that's all of Mozambique news, bye, love you,miss you!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

To Hell and I don't know if we are back yet!! Week 26

Heyy family how is everyone doing? This week has been a week to remember, and not for the good reasons!!! hahah
Monday: today was a day of relaxation!! We just slept and chilled in the house because we were dead tired!!!! but that night we had a pretty successful night we taught 3 lessons and found I think 2 new families!!
Tuesday: Zone Conference!!!! We had zone conference which was awesome!!! We had Elder Hamilton of the 70 come and talk to us and we learned a lot!!! One thing he did say was the Africa south mission area had the highest baptism rate per elder in the world!! That's pretty awesome!!! Elder Kitchen and I pretty much walked home which sucked!! We didn't have money to spend to catch a chappa! but we finally made it home but we came home to no power and that's when it all started!!! But we went out and had a few lessons in the blistering heat and made some contacts!! but we got through the day!!! and luckily we got home to power and had a cold nights sleep!!!
Wednesday: Woke up to no power!!! blah!!! and our cellphone was turned off and had stopped working, its very hard to do missionary work here without a phone!!! so we went out to our lesson that we had marked for the morning but he wasn't there and we couldn't call him because of our phone!! so we went back home to do our studies but it is very hard to study when its like 90 degrees in our home and humid so we ditched that plan and went to the city to fix our phone!! and as we got there we realized that it wasn't just us out of power but the whole city so we couldn't do anything to our phone!! So we did our best and worked through the rest of the day!! We finally get home and we still don't have energy, no shower no lights and the worst no air conditioner!!! but that's not the worst part our neighbor decides to have a party until 3 in the morning and they live right next to us their house is connected to ours so we can here everything they were blasting music until 3!!!  and mixed with our 10000000 degree house none of us slept that night and when morning came still no energy!!!!
Thursday: well still no energy in our house,phone, and our bodies!!! haha but we worked as best as we could that day and when the night came still no energy!!! but we got smart and went to the church and took their generator and got some gas and I hooked up one air conditioner to the generator and we all slept in the same room!!! the only problem was we ran out of gas at like 2 in the morning!! hahaha but we made it through the night
Friday: woke up still no energy and no phone but we worked all day as best as we could and got through the day and got more gas for the generator so that night I hooked up the water pump to the generator as well so we could shower finally!!!
Saturday: still no energy but that day we finally got our phone fixed!! and we were going to get some more wire to hook up our whole house to the generator but the hardware store never opened so we went to the city and got some and went home and had an electrician come and hook it up for us but the people who hooked up the house did a crappy job and there was to much resistance to power the house so we went back to the room and to one air conditioner!!
Sunday: still no power still hot and all of our food went bad!!!! but we were looking forward till Monday!
Monday: not p-day because it was a holiday and nothing was open!!! but what we did do was go to a restaurant and ate freaking crocodile!!!! it costed 1200 met ( 40 dollars) but it was the best meal I had ever had!!! It was a restaurant way out in the jungle in the boonies' and it was awesome!! the food lifted our spirits a little but we still didn't have power!!
Tuesday: today!!! still now power and it wont be on until the end of the week is what we heart but it could be longer!!! longest week ever except for the crocodile!!! but we still don't have food and anything because we don't have a fridge!! but we still work!!

Here are answers to a list of questions that I have asked Taylor, My questions are in Yellow

question answering time
Have  you seen Tyler and Marissas Blog   yes i saw their blogs
Can you wear sandals because it is so rainy No we cant wear sandals
Do you have a fan in your house do not have a fan in our house
Did you get Lori's package yes i got loris package
Have you received any letters or got our Christmas letters have got grandmas letters but none others
Just letting you know I didn't send Dr. Pepper sad that i wont get dr pepper
Are you taking pictures taking pictures yes
Are you teaching anyone yes we have 5 families progressing
How many branch members are there 150 is in our branch
What is the hardest thing in this new area hardest thing in our area no power and its way more humid
yes i am in a computer place that is running on a generator
Did you think that Brian was going to be the new Bishop  knew Brian would be the next bishop