Monday, January 30, 2012

I Am Looking Forward to this Challenge

I'm glad to hear that you where able to get away for awhile and relax. I am also glad to hear that Caity made it into BYUI. I am very excited for her and look forward to going to school with my little sis in a couple of years. I withdrew some money from my account because I needed stamps to send letters and I spent the last $10 of my Christmas money getting pizza. My numbers have been good and the flat I'm staying in has a weights set so that helps as well.

Things are really different in my new area. My new companion is Elder Larson from Washington and he's a good guy. The City of Randburg is filthy rich. It is not uncommon for me to see at least five Porsche's a day and a Ferrari every other day. The work is very slow though. Where there is money there is pride and so we are doing our best to bring the area back to life. There haven't been too many obedient elders who have been in this area and so president is thinking of closing it down. So we got our work cut out for us. I am looking forward to this challenge in the mission so it should be fun.

Monday, January 23, 2012

I'm Being Transfered

Things are going great here now. My companion and I are both being
transferred tomorrow but we don't know where we are going. I am being
put into a car area close to Johannesburg from what I've heard though. I've
loved serving in Seshego and will miss the people and the members
dearly but that's the way mission goes.
Here is President Omers email address I miss
everyone at home and am glad to hear everyone is doing so well. I'm
still waiting to hear where Caity is going next year but all in good
time. Sounds like Cameron doesn't want to talk about home yet but he's
probably just nervous. One of my flat mates is leaving for home
tomorrow and he is going out of his mind but its all fun. I hope
everything is going good and the rain isn't getting you down. It is so
hot here that I'll trade sun for rain anytime right now haha. I love
and miss you mom more patient and that would help. I'll let
you know where and pray that you won't worry to much. Your right
though, I can be a little more patient I'm going as soon as possible.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

It has been a crazy week in South Africa!

It has been a crazy week in South Africa! First things first. At the beginning of the week we were riding our bikes and we thought we found a new short cut to a part of our area but my companion and the group missionary we were with didn't want to test it. It was a steep hill and a narrow path and there were giant thorn bushes all over the place. So I being the brave one said I would go first. I took my backpack off and flew down the hill. It was going ok until right at the bottom of the hill I saw a one foot drop. I had no time to brake or react so all I did was said a word I probably shouldn't have said (Aunt Judy's favorite swear word) and then wrecked my bike as I was thrown into and did a double somersault into a thorn bush and tree! It was really exciting and didn't hurt all that bad at least not until we went to a members house and he was using a needle and tweezers to pull the thorns from my back. Haha something I will never forget. I also rolled my ankle and had to call president to let him know I needed to take a day to rest it. I told him the story of what happened and he just laughed and told me to be more careful in my trail blazing. It was a very slow week over all though. The other exciting part was at the end of the week when the zone leaders got a call Sunday morning that one of the missionaries in our zone had left early in the morning while his companion was sleeping and stole the bucky (truck). We had to figure out what had happened. About an hour later we got a call from the APs that he was now at the mission home in Johannesburg(four hours away) and that he was demanding to be sent home. So now later today we might have to go to JoBurg and get the Bucky (not looking forward to that drive). But all in all it was a fun exciting week. 
I hope things at home are going well at home and that everyone is getting ready for school to start again.  XOXOXOOOOO
Love your Son,
Elder Caleb Coon