Monday, March 21, 2016


This is a monkey who has been named Attila the Hun because he's the leader and he's the most violent and this is monkey food hanging from a tree that the landlord put out for them but he doesn't let anyone else eat from it. Savage. I guess he can be the bug of the week.  


Just some friendly neighborhood airbending.

Tracy, Pizza, Winter

Soubona family! :)

I love you guys. You should already know that but it's true and you can never forget that so i have to tell you every week! ;) 

This week was lekker! :)

So we were teaching Sister Smile (a recent convert) and the lesson was suuuuper powerful btw. We taught the plan of salvation again and just clariffied some of the questions that she had and talked about the temple and it's just so exciting that there is going to be a temple here in 3 years!! but anyways, at the end of lesson her friend and next door neighbor Nosipo came over and we met her and we are going to start teaching her! She has the cuuuuutest little baby in the world and we had a really great discussion about her and learned a lot about her so it went really well! Oh but we decided to call her Tracy because Elder Frederick doesn't like the name Nosipo and so we told her to pick another name and she picked Tracy! hahaha that was really funny :)

We had soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much pizza this week. Like i don't even know how it just so happened that we had it so much. so yeah. yum.


It's getting colder and rainier everyday and it's just hectic. For the first time since i've been here i turned on the car heater and the smell hit me and it just reminded me of home sooooooo much!!! It was crazy! I actually miss the snow soooo much.

 I just want to build a snowman. Come on lets go and play. I never see the snow no more come out the clouds, it's like it's gone awaaaaaayyyy. 

yeah I'm done with frozen music...i'm so sorry...

So we weren't able to see Lucas at all this week...That was really sad. I was really excited about him but hey it's life! He didn't come to church and we weren't able to see him cause he's gone seeing his father and he doesn't have a phone cause he smashed it so we have no idea when he is coming back...but just please continue to pray that he will be able to come to church! :)

During Church we were able to watch a roundtable discussion with some apostles about how to keep the Sabbath Day a delight and i just love that the church has been focusing on that so much! The sabbath day is just so so so important and i've definitely learned that on mission. We can teach a person all the lessons but if they never ever come to church and actually show god that they are willing to follow his commandments and come and worship him and keep the lords day holy, then they can never be baptized! I will be striving to make sure that I keep the sabbath day a delight and make sure that i'm not wasting the lords sacred day! :) GOOD BETTER BEST! :)

Also i'm stoked for Easter! It makes it suuper easy to talk to people about the Savior and the love that he has for us and the eternal sacrifice that he made for us! I love Him and I love this church so much and there is no place that i would rather be than right here in south africa preaching his gospel and bringing people closer to him so that they can live with their families forever. Just like i can! :) I love you all!!! Stay strong! Stay Sweet! Stay Swell! :)

Love Elder Eastmond

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Lesson, caves and monkey attacks


AMERICAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And i guess wherever else in the world you may be! 

I hope that you are all wonderful wonderful!!

I'm wonderful wonderful.

This week has been wonderful! 

Frederick is wonderful! We are getting along so well! This first week we just took him around to all of the members so he could just get to know everyone! It went really well! Everyone loves him. He's super out going and one of the funniest humans on this planet!! He's from Cape Town. He's 25 and has been a member his entire life. He's 18 months on mission and is the best teacher i've ever seen. He's very bold and says the things that need to be said. I'm going to learn so much from him! I'm so excited! 

We were able to Give someone a baptisimal date after being together for 1 day! That was awesome! His name is Lucas. He's 18. We've been teaching him awhile but he just didn't seem like he was that interested. Finally when we went with frederick he was suuuper interested the whole time. We taught the gospel of Jesus christ. Faith Repentance baptism holy ghost and enduring to the end. He really understood it. Then we challenged him to baptism the first week of april. he accepted and was really excited. The only problem is that he lives soooo far away from the church...and if he ccan't come to church then he can't be baptized. So please pray that we will be able to figure something out for him. That would be wonderful.

We had a wonderful opportunity to go and explore the jungle by our boarding! It was sooooo sick! our landlord had to take us down there cause he said that there are a TON of Black Mamba snakes down there! But it was absolutely beautiful! And wonderful. We went to a small cave down there and it was just awesome! Internet is bogus but I'll send some pics if I can. There were some freaaaaky bugs down there too. Eeish I hate bugs but we didn't see any snakes so that was good!

I also fed a monkey a piece of bread but then all of a sudden there were like 20 monkeys surrounding me and I felt like Jane in that scene in tarzan when all the baboons attack her. or in Hunger games 2 when the baboons attack them. There are a lot of monkey attacks in movies. But yeah. I ran away like a little girl before they could attack me.

I love you all and I just want you go never ever take this gospel for granted. It really really really does change peoples lives and it is the only way that we can find true happiness. Remember to smile and laugh as much as you can! :)

Love you all sooooo much! :)

Work Hard Play Harder

Love Elder Easy E. 

Transfers, Temples......turnips...i guess....i just needed another t word.

HELLO ONE AND ALL. And to all a goodnight.

Good morning.

I love you all.

This week has been hectic.

today has been hecticer. 

So I don't have a lot of time today because the power is out at the chapel and so we are at our branch presidents house and he only has 1 computer for like all of us so we just all have to be brief!

BUT we received the transfer news on Saturday! Drum roll










I'm staying in Moloweni! Hahaha obviously! But I will be receiving a new companion! So Elder Waeni is going to Lesotho and my new companion is Elder Frederick!! I don't know if yall remember but I've talked about this guy before and I'm sooooo excited! He's just the craziest guy ever. he's from Cape Town and he's soooo funny! I will get him on Tuesday!

In other news the Temple Groundbreaking for the Durban Temple was announced and it will be on the 15th of April and if you think that's cool just hold on to your hats folks because the best part is coming. Drum roll









I GET TO GO TO IT!!!!! There are only 2 stakes that get to go to it. The Durban Stake and The Hillcrest stake and I'm the hillcrest stake!!! So that's literally the best thing that has happened this week! IT is going to be sooooo amazing to be able to see that! :)

The weather has been hotter than boiling water.

Annnnd my times up so I gotta split like a banana but just know that I love you all so much and I'm so grateful for each and everyone of you!

Till next times boys and girls.

Work hard, Play harder.