Friday, January 29, 2016

Safari in Richards Bay

Things down here are going very well. We had a baptism last week. His name was Aarond and he was confirmed yesterday. He is 20 years old and white. Not someone that I thought we could baptize. But, he has a solid testimony, and his parents, are returning less actives. 

Richards Bay doesn't have it's own Stake (yet). It was part of the Durban stake, but now it is its own district. Basically a Stake, with no keys. President Zackrison holds the keys for the district. The missionaries are all pretty close by. They come to town every Monday, and Saturday to play soccer and email and whatnot. We get to see them all the time. 

They switched out our tiny Aveo, for an Isuzu Bakkie (truck) stick shift. The same one I was driving out in Botshabelo. Super big for this town, but no one else could drive stick, and we didn't want it getting stolen in the township. Thats been our last couple of weeks.
Obviously, we went to the game park, and we got to go with two bakkies, so we went on this long 4x4 path. We bottomed out, and took some sketchy runs anyway, but it was worth it. We saw hyennas, and vultures, and tons of things we didn't think we would see. After 2 pictures at a time per email, I have shown you most of what we saw. There's a lot more pictures, but you can wait to see those. It's only like 9 months anyway. #eatenbylionswouldbeexciting

It's cool to see that you didn't sacrifice performance for looks this time with the pine wood derby car. Nathan must have won some award though. With the church activities and their celebration of mediocrity, there must have surely been a separate prize for each person. #pinewoodderbyrocks

Ok, love you guys! Hope all is well. Just know that I'm over here sweating every day, all day, everyday, allday. #renderingtheflesh

Elder Preator 

Missionaries from the Durban Zone

Pictures from the Game Park:

Monday, January 4, 2016

New Year's on the Beach!

So for New Year's we physically couldn't do much. Everyone in all of
Richards Bay goes to the beach on New Year's and spends the night. We
were there that night until midnight, but the next day was more than
ridiculous.  #partyondude

We live in a nice neighborhood right next to the beach. So
everyone was packing in, driving on the grass, parking on the grass
and walking. We waited to get INTO OUR NEIGHBORHOOD for 1 hour. We
went back to the beach on Saturday because we always play soccer there
on Saturdays, and there were still people there, and this one man said
he had been there since Thursday. They drank all night and all day,
and we even played soccer against tons of drunk guys. I have a
testimony about alcohol and the idiot it can make you become. #mission

Love you all!

Elder Preator


 Elders Schraedel, Doney and Preator