Monday, December 15, 2014

A Little Christmas Spirit from South Africa

So I have to be very honest with you! I have like no time now because the guy is closing the place down....SORRY! But I'll tell you my new companion is a Xhosa from South Africa. He is Elder Guy :) I have also spoken to Elder Mathebula.
Oh and this week we had a sweet Christmas party with near 200 people in attendance. :)  I did a bunch of cultural dances and stuff :P hahaha It was sweet. :) But as well we went on a hike today but this time we had it announced over the pulpit and we had about 50 branch members join us :) It was Really really really nice.  :)
 Hey so I hope this picture brings a little African Christmas spirit.  :) Know that I love you a lot and think of you often. Can't wait to speak to you  :)  
Name:  ngikukhombula khakhulu! haha kodwa Ngiyajabula khakhulu ngoba wena uyazama ukukholumanami ngisizulu :) Ngempela mama :) Ngijabulile!!!!!
I love you! Sala kahle!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Sawubona mngani wami!!! Unjani?

Hahahahaha Merry Christmas to me. :) I’ll show you what I got another time :) hahaha Anyways........haha I won't see the Christmas Devotional because we usually don't get it here....Oh well, but we have a Christmas party this week and I'll be performing some African things :) haha 
Yea so my brother, Elder Mathebula, completed his mission and went home.....4 1/2 months of great memories....THAT was the hardest goodbye I have had on my mission....He called me right before he left for home today but I guess that he is with his mama right now and she is VERY happy to have her son back...I may hear from him later :) As well, I am getting Elder Mbusi. He is a Xhosa (yes a click) and he is from the southern part of South Africa. I'm glad, but tonight are transfers and I get to stay up all night running people in the district to and from the bus 2 am in the morning :( There goes my sleep haha eish.
So I prepared to send a picture today but these computers don't have the appropriate connections.... :/ Oh well. Anyways...I think I could live in a township forever to tell you the truth....pretty sure that heaven will be one big township because everyone will know everyone and be like WOAH!!!!! Hey how are you!!! Every time you pass....but they will be speaking Zulu cause it's the language of heaven :) Ezulu is heaven so isizulu is the language of heaven ;) haha so you guys are WAYYYY behind! You better learn ;) When you pass the angels will be like Sawubona mngani wami!!! Unjani and you'll be like...wha?? hahah :) Just kidding....kind of ;) hahah Well, I love you all VERY much :)
Elder W. Clay Petrie

Monday, December 1, 2014

Study the words of Isaiah

Hey mom!!! Don't worry about sending Christmas stuff....ummmm I might get uh something.....Tell everyone don't worry about it :P haha
I would feel like I was cheating you all if I didn't continue to urge you all to study the words of Isaiah.....I have learned SOOOOO much!
So mama wami I was thinking about you all sooooo much over Thanksgiving but guess what, next year . . . I'm there ;) haha I have missed you all too and I will miss no more. :) Hahaha My clothes and shoes and things are starting to show wear and tear, haha,  but it'll last me :)
So this week was nice. We had a meeting with President and saw the couples....doesn't happen much. :/ But our area is moving a little slow now because of some things that happened, but everything is fine just eZakheni for you..... Umm, my beloved brother/companion is going home next week and I'm going to be VERY sad. I've been with him for over 4 months..... My Zulu brother is leaving :( But he is ready and has done a great job....everyone will miss him.
So today we had to spend most of the day fixing our shower because the tub had some kind of a leak beneath it.....Wow....there were like organisms living there like mold and stuff so we had to clean that out and what not...YAY! “P” day was FUN! :) haha Psych, but it'll be alright.
 I'm glad you all got to meet at the Mesa temple lights! :)
So we decorated for Christmas this week with the decorations from last year and Brother and Sister Herrington saw it and were like, " guys beat us even on decorations....we just stuck a tree on the table..." hahaha We went all out ya know....tinsel on the ceiling and fan and what not :P Bells in the hallway and Merry Christmas penguins dancing around the walls. Oh, and pictures from my family and friends :) Yep :) hahaha Side I'm starting to be a really good cook if I do say so myself....Well, I love you and I hope you have a great week! I'll talk to you soon! 25 days ;) Love you!!!!! :)
Elder W. Clay Petrie