Tuesday, January 26, 2016

top of the Mornin to ya

I don't know why I capitilized mornin and nothing else in the letter heading...also I don't know how to spell capitilized either....and it's too hard to right click on the word and fix it so there ya go. capitilized.

This week has just been swell! :) Typically it should be the last week of the transfer but because of weird things that I don't understand, this transfer is 7 weeks long. So 1 more week! 

So first things first, we had interviews with mission President! That went really really well! It's always great to see President cause he doesn't come to Richards Bay that much! The interview just went so swell and something we talked about was if he thought that I was ready to leave this area. Sooo most likely I will be going to a new area at the end of this transfer! Which is good and bad! It's my first area so obviously I will ALWAYS love it! I love the members so much here and I'm going to miss them like CRAZY! However I'm SO ready to start in a new area and see what it has for me! :) Change is always good! It keeps you on your toes! I've realized that problems always seem to come up when a missionary gets to comfortable! So by next monday I will know if/where I am going and next tuesday is when I roll out! 

So something pretty scary happened to one of our members this week. It was Tuesday and we got a call from Sazi Mthalani (an RM whos waaaay cool) and he said that his mom had been having seizures and asked us to come give her a blessing. We were not around the area at the time so we couldn't make it at the time but the next day we went over to see what was happening. Sazi said that His mother was taken to the hospital. She had 8 seizures in the course of the day. She's okay but now her memory is suuuper fuzzy. She couldn't even remember who my companion was and he's been her for 6 months now...so we gave her a blessing and we are praying that she will be able to recover. She's the sweetest lady in the world and always takes care of us. She feeds us every week and is just the nicest lady ever. If I can ask for all of your prayers for Ma Mthalani that would be wonderful! It will help so much! :)

So i don't know if any of you remember Quiniso. Me and Elder Aygeman were teaching him and we even had him a baptisimal date but then he had to leave for a loooong time for the holidays so we thought that it was just not going to happen...however he just came back and me and Elder Chitate have been teaching him and I just challenged him to baptism again! He said yes! He will be baptized on the 14th of Feb. So I might now be around to see it but it's just nice to see hard work pay off! :) 

One of the biggest things that I've learned on my mission so far is to just completely rely on the lord. I think it's just really really come into perspective for me that everything truely is in God's hands. I think giving blessings and stuff like that has just helped me so much. It's amazing to see the miracles that come from blessings. I've literally seen pain stopped INSTANTLY because of blessings. God really does know us and care for each and everyone of us and knows exactly what we are going through! But anyways just thought that I would share that! :)

I love you all so much! I'm having the time of my life and mission is just swell! :)

Love Elder Eastmond

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