Monday, January 19, 2015

Week 73 "Finally Packages"

Hey Mom just to let you know I got the packages!!! Thank You !!!!!! I loved the Dr Pepper!!! I actually loved everything!!!! Thank you!!! It was a good week this week nothing crazy happened had a lot of lessons worked hard this week ate a lot of candy!!! Everything arrived pretty good except Cousin Beth's package a bottle of apple juice exploded in it so a few things got wet but i could still eat like everything because it was sealed!!! It sounds like you have a boatload to do with this new job!!! Well I have no ideas yet for this new company name but I will think!!  The Costa Rica house looked pretty dang sweet!!!! I am excited to go!!!!
I love you and am praying for you!!!!

Monday, January 12, 2015

Week 72 Transfers means Packages!!

TRANSFERS!!!!  So that means packages on Tuesday!!!!! So I was frustrated because transfers are a big deal! It can change up everything but me and my comp stayed the same but the other companionship changed we lost one elder!  I love my area and my companion so we are good!!! Well so the 13 families how can I say this, we cycle through them very fast and I didn't mean to say 13  we have like 7  but we may sit with 5 new families throughout the week but most of them we drop!! Yes I  bought baby powder but I got this cream stuff that helps a lot!  (chaffing from the super hot weather and sweat) 5 MONTHS!! its crazy, its going soo fast!!!!(that is how long he has left on his mission) June 15 as far as I know(release date)!!!! and 3 days(his friend Josh gets home off his mission) !!! holy crap  That's sweet that we got got the job for the farm and that sounds pretty funny about the hypnotist lady!!! Speaking of subbing for primary I did that yesterday! I have not got the letters but I have a new mailing address that will make things get here a lot faster I will send it next week.
This week was a kind crazy week!!!  So the first half of the week was normal but everything changed on Thursday. So in our area is the kings palace where they have all the cultural events and this week they had an event called Incwala (there is a click where the c is and it means the first fruits it is a Harvest Festival) and so in this festival the king takes a shower on top of a dead cow and all the men from around Swaziland come and bring parts of a tree to make a house for the king and then they go and dance for him. After all that the king won't shower for 2 days and so during these two days there are the kings men who patrol our area making sure no one is using water and men have to wear traditional clothes and so do the women and if you are not doing these things they fine you!!! So during this time people will not answer their door because they think it is the kings men wanting money so no one wanted to answer their doors for us during these days so work was a little slow and we got fined 5 times in two day by the kings men (AKA the water people)  and so we come to find out what they do with the money is they make a huge fire and burn it all!!! All in all we gave them maybe like 50 cents!!! So our week was very interesting I have some pictures  that I will send next week. Also we did sit with two really nice families this week!!! So we are excited about that!!!  What is the name of the town we are going to in Costa Rica?  Yes, I am still working hard we are doing great!
 Elder Roberts

Monday, January 5, 2015

Week 71 Still no Transfers which means still No PACKAGES!

Well no packages because they postponed transfers again!!! So today was a very disappointing day!!! No transfers:( ask Sean how not getting transfers are in the mission he might be able to shed some light on this subject! As soon as I get my packages you will know!!!

Teaching in English is going good I can say everything I want without a problem so that's nice! The English here sounds like broken African English but the people here, who are very fluent sound almost like  South Africans. This week we found a total of 13 new investigators and got some to come to church which was nice!! The problem with the marriages here isn't as bad but it still exists but it is way cheaper and easier to get married here than in Mocambique and yes the lobola here is very strong but they can get married without paying all of it so that's nice.  

The weather these days are Hot!!! and yes I am tired of sweating and chaffing!!! No one has an AC but luckily we do.  Most of  the houses here are made of blocks and have tin roofs so inside the house is usually hotter!!I am way jealous that it snowed!!! lucky!!! and it was a preach my gospel survey! Didn't dad just buy a new truck?   Now I am confused, what truck died?

Do the youth have stake dances even though you don’t have a stake yet? they have dances
How was the museum last week? it was good it was kinda dumb but it was worth it
What are you doing for p-day today? well we had nothing planned because we thought transfers were going to happen
Do you ever go to your primary in Mozambique? yes, once  If so is it a lot different? not to much the kids are more rowdy but they sing primary songs and have games and lessons
Are the youth pretty strong their? yes they are very strong!!!