Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Funeral Fun in Bots!

This week in Botshabelo (Bots), we had some complications, including a funeral in the area we live, Tabanchu.  This is where the other 2 Elders in our district work. For the funeral, we used the car to transport all the necessary accessories; food, tables, chairs, people etc. For 3 days we didn’t or couldn’t go into our area, but we helped them a lot. On Saturday, we had a small service in the morning before going to the chapel for another, and we, the missionaries, had to find transport for everybody else. So we drove and sped down the road chasing a Taxi and honking at him to pull over. Super fun!

My companion is Elder Masinga. He is from Mpumalanga South Africa. He is super cool, and we get along very well. We live next door to the other two elders in our district. The 4 of us, however are isolated about an hour outside of the nearest missionaries in Bloemfontein. (We have our own “outer darkness” zone conference.) In this area, I have been driving a stick shift truck. (For like a week and half now!)

In other news, we have some progressing investigators who if all goes according to plan, will be baptized by the end of September. Ria is a 16 year old girl and she really understands and accepts the gospel. Tomelo (I haven’t actually met him) is 18 I think, but he has had all the discussions, except the JW’s were simultaneously teaching him. So we are in the middle of a battle. The other is Pulang, and she has come to church on her own, progressing very nicely. The work is so nice and I am looking forward to the rest of this transfer with Elder Masinga.

Love you Guys!
Elder Preator

The Funeral in Tabanchu

A Sotho sheperd
(they wear a “sotho blanket” and what looks like a chinese hat and a staff. pretty cool.)

 Elder Masinga after falling off a bike

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