Friday, December 10, 2010

E-mail 11-29-2010

well hello okay so answers... 1st mom, I love how you number them hahahaha its very helpful!
#1 so we eat lots of curry! wich would normally kill me but if i take my pills im totally fine and i love it! we also eat alot of potato and rice and pap and chicken yes like fried chicken. preatty normal, enless i eat a smiley which is a head of a goat cut in between the eyes and you eat everything! thats gross but the meats okay.
#2 the people are either black, colored or white. yes black and colored are two diffrent things. colored people are like a mix of every race you could imagine and we usually teach blacks or coloreds, there are very few KIND white people! bless them anyways
#3 yes i am getting letters so thank you too mom, Grandma Harward, Laura, katee, kelsee, calee, Liz, Brooke, Courteney, Amanda, michele and emily!!! you seriously make my days! im trying to write back but its hard! but keep it up:)
#4 christmas call will be early ish your time like 11 or 12 and im not exactly sure and probably like an hour hopfully more!!! i will call from the church building!
#5 i email from the church in the family history center
okay so on P day we visited the afrikanz monument here in paarl where the language was established but it wasnt that great! here they speak mostly afrikanz and some speak xhosa (clicky thing) which im picking up a little but im mostly learning Afrikanz but they most all know english to they just hate it. katee, yes i did go prosolyting in the mtc it was a great experiance! lets just say joburg is scaryer then here hahaha
So family i sent you a small package and accidentally put your letters in there sorry they may take longer then everyone elses but just be happy i can email you! liz and brooke i sent letters to my house before i had gotten any letters from you so just dont write back to those because there are others on the way and they will go to your addresses.
the weather here is hot! hotter then you know where!!! so i tract in all sorts of areas! paarl is very nice mostly white areas and so is franshhoek and a couple others! however i also teach in townships like chicago, groenheuwel, mbkweni, new orleans, new york ect. a town ship is basically litte shacks with coloured and black people! there the nicest but we rarley go there on weekends because every one and there dogs and children are completley drunk and crazy and way to dangerous!
Someone asked if i can drink the water, yes i can we are just carefull but its clean.   our flat is very clean we live in a posh white neighboorhood. so thanksgiving......just another day and halloween the people are to superstisious and to scared of it.
we got a nice phone call from the APs they said they were very happy with our work and they thanked us, it was a nice phone call.
thanks for sending the jellybellys i realized how ungrateful it sounded like i just expect you to send me stuff i felt bad but im glad there coming! so tyson Albertson is gone! brooke said his farwell was great which is no suprise! hes a spiritual giant that one! he will do amazing! hows tawna? and mom whos the new YW presidency?? mom can you also just copy paste what my account looks like so i can just see, i havent spent hardley any money except i bought a new suit today! the wool one was just too hot and you cant wash it and the dry cleaners here are NOT good! but grandma said she was giving me some xmas money (which is very very nice grandma) so i just bought a new suit there cheep here!
Thats nice to hear people have been so genourous to help with the mission payment i love the people we know! i also love Mers letter and to hear about the girls! im getting more and more dissapointed im gunna miss out on my nephews 1st year and half of his life but thats okay! i think they should name his middle name Colton because they had plenty of time to have kids while i was here! its only fair! im serious!
MOM AND DAD GOOD JOB LOOSING WEIGHT!!!!!!! im gaining it hahahahaha which is good. Laura thank you for the advice! its soooooooo funny how well you can relate but yes i just close my eyes and eat or drink what they give me! but alot of places are nice and so its good! thank you for your letters! and good luck with the baby i hope its not as big as Ella was for you!!!!!!
Brooke Cockayne WOE unto the jesus stickers ya only need one to scare of the africans! you probably gave some of them strokes! hahahaha it killed me! when i saw them i said " holy jesus" and sister herbert just laughed haha i had to explain myself!! also THANK YOU for the pictures my gosh there great! i love getting pictures you are the best!
So let me tell you about TI-TI she is the cutest 80 year old women in the world she was baptised awhile ago like 5 yrs?? and she feeds us every wednesday at 130 haha then we also go ever another time in the week to visit and Elder Leach and I are teaching her how to read! i freakin love TITI she always says "oh my dears my dears" and giggles! she loves us!
well im am doing very well. this week we have excahnges on tuesday and ill be with Elder Maja hes awsome. then wednesday we have Zone Confrence. so it should be a fun week! im loving being on a mission most all the time! the spirit is great and i know i say this alot but ive never felt closer to my heavenly father! i love learning more every day! sometimes i think i learn more then the investigators ha! we have two baptisms on the 19th and 3 on the 36th and 3 on the 10th and hopefully more! the transfer ends on dec 23rd but hopefully i just stay with Elder Leach! but who knows. well there are letters on the way! i love you all! keep the missionaries in your prayes. i never knew how much pray works until know i know he cares and truley listens! well love ya!
Elder Balmforth

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