Monday, September 17, 2012

new transfer to Bulawayo near Victoria falls

Nah, that's just what Elder Stephensen would say. I would say something else. . . don't know what. Anywhosawhatsit. . .

This week has been quite enjoyable. I am really enjoying my time with Elder Nellesen, and I can say that this is for sure going to be a fun transfer.

This week, we have set a goal to do service every week. On Friday, we went and saw the Mupasi family (20yrs less active, none of the children are members). We had a lesson, and then made an appointment to come and clean the yard (The father is blind, and the mother is very near sighted, children all in school, ages from teenager to early 20's). It was awesome, and then when we went to see a convert who had just had her baby, we helped her get water from the borehole. Water has been gone for 3-4 days every week, depending on the part of where we live, so we have been bucket bathing somedays, and then mexican bathing in emergencies. . . =P It has been fun, and also gives us lots of opportunities to serve others! by hauling 25 liter buckets back and forth! good times.

We had Zone Conference Yesterday, (P-day was changed to tuesday) and that was crazy. President Cook was down here, naturally, and also we had elder Ulisses Soares, of the 70 here. It was powerful, and we learned a lot. The goal I have with my companion is exact obedience, and in just the last week, it is already showing fruits. We are making sure that even the smalles things don't go unfixed. It is quite a cool time, and I am excited to see the longterm blessings which will spring from this. 
well, onto the questions!

Aunt Michelle
SO  you say you all have a tent now? is the tent for church or is it for you all to sleep in?
We meet in it for sacrament meeting unless there is lots of wind. We also just got part of the meetinghouse itself tiled, so it is getting better in there. Hows the weather now? changing? same?
Well, it has been getting hot now. Although I have heard (and do not doubt) that Bluez gets less rain than Mutare. But hey, It's all good.How is time kept there is it like at home you go by the clock to meet someone or is it a round about.. noonish kind of thing?
Everyone has clocks on their phone, but there is something called Zimbabwe standard time in which 'I'll be there right now' means anywhere from now to 2 hours. and 'He's around' means within about 5 km. When you add Zimbabwe standard time to Mormon standard time, there really isn't a way to be 'on time' without trying to be 1hr early, which often, the mission plans for. "be there at 11:00" (we need to be there at 11:30, and the meeting starts at 12:00) (Phones also have torches. . . er flashlights on them because electricity isn't constant)
Have you been enjoying the nature there ? since  the last walk with the lions?
I haven't had many more encounters with nature recently, so kinda boring.are you getting to know the native plants and herbs that grow around there and their uses?
I don't know any of the plants here really.I like hearing how you learning new dishes to make and try. It seems one thing you know for sure there is.. change! wow  ya kinda just roll with the flow and expect  the change.. its a good thing to learn and perhaps do you feel alot of what you do is spur of the moment stuff or spontanious? and do you feel thats the same as  your life was  before  you started your mission?
Well, change is all around us, whether we like it or not, all we get to decide is whether we accept it or fight it. As long as we accept the change that is good, and leanr to fight only the negative 'attempted' change, life finds a nice flow. 
 how do you work the computer thing , is there a library  you go to or are you all able to have your own computer?
We go to an email shop in town

Do people raise animals for their own food? 
Chickens sometimesWhat else do they do that is self sufficient? 
That, I honestly don't know. Just growing food and chickesn mostlyDo they use their gardens to eat or to sell?
A little of both, depending on who, where they live, and how much they grow.Does the average person have their own cattle, pets etc.?
Cattle, no. Pets, many have dogs or cats, but that is about it.

Well everyone, I love you all so much! Thank you for your prayers, and thank you for your letters. Keep on keepin on, and have tons of fun!
~Elder Williams

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