Wednesday, November 2, 2016

October 31, 2016

Sorry for not answering questions but i didnt have time, but my MTC president was awesome. very strict on obedience but hes awesome and Sister ashton was so blunt. to the large funny kid she said that the gym was going to be his best friend for the next 2 years in front of everyone we all died laughing but he got a little offended. the kitchen looks amazing and it makes our house actually look new. so cool I love the halloween costume hahahaha and tell jamo not to ruin that truck!! so many good memories in that baby, i bet dad is jealous. (Jameson bought Jake Stephenson’s truck)

So sad you sold my car but thats good it was for that family. i miss home so much but i dont like to think about it cause it makes me tired when i think about it.

These past 2 weeks were crazy! so many changes and to start i got sick in the MTC. it was not fun at all and i missed a lot of important stuff but i got all informed of everything and all worked out. said goodbye to the best MTC group every. i got to know all 30 kids super well and i miss them already. i cut my own hair and i should send a picture home but im not going to tell you how well it went hahaha. it looks pretty good just soooooo short . 
I got to the mission home and President and Sister Merrill are amazing! they act as parents and its was so nice having a civilized conversation to someone older cause i was in the MTC forever but they’re awesome! I stayed the night and got informed of a lot of stuff. In the MTC i lost probably 20 pounds cause i was sick and ive turned a lot of muscle into fat. its rough and i always feel weak but im starting to work out every morning.
The mission field is awesome!!!! its so nice to finally teach real people and experience the culture. the segregation between the Whites and Blacks is crazy here. One town you have a township and the other its condos on the beach. oh btw im in Summerset West which is right next to the ocean and its gorgeous!! soooo pretty. The weather is just like California with humidity. Some days cans be so hot but others can be freezing. So glad i can be in a first world and third world country at the same time. First day i was here i ate a chicken leg and they’re actually good!!! now i have them like every other day cause they sell them in the township for like 5 cents. Look op pictures of summerset west cape town south africa it is awesome and you get a little taste of what its like. 
I miss having food made for me when i get home! so much like its a pain to cook and i go hungry all the time cause they dont give us enough MSF but we get by. Not a lot of people feed us which is a bummer cause dinner appointments are awesome. FEED THE MISSIONARIES it so nice and make lots of food hahahaha we get fed lunch every sunday and maybe once a week. I miss fruit and surprisingly i dont really miss my phone. i just miss being able to communicate with someone right away.
I drive because my comp didnt ever get his licenses and i dont know why. Here in cape town, they drive on the left side and its was hard to adjust to but ive got it now.

My companion is Elder Fonua and hes awesome. He trains me then heads home so hes a little lazy but i think ive whipped him into shape. Hes from Hereman Utah and he is so funny. we get along great
After getting out here, ive realized there is so much i dont know hahaha but i study for like 3 hours a day to try to catch up. i teach gospel doctrine which is good for me too.The scriptures are awesome and i love reading them. I could read them for hours. but i still dont know as much as I should. This week has been awesome and such a culture shock, still getting use to it but i love it so much

Elder Shaw
An all green meal for Caleb's first day in the mission field. (A Greeny) He is eating at June Holmes home.

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