This past week on Tuesday morning we were doing service for an old couple in the ward (who were my favorite, by the way..) but while we were doing something in the back yard, I feel the phone ring.. so I look at it and see that its President Merrill... first I think nothing of it.. but as I started talking to him he explains that there has been an issue with some other elders in Port Elizabeth and ( which is super far from where I am at ) and tells me that an Elder is being sent home and needs me to go to Port Elizabeth to help in the situation.. so yeah I packed Tuesday and left Wednesday.. so now I'm in Port Elizabeth or PE.. with none other than my old companion Elder Herrick... hahahaha yup I'm companions with Elder Herrick again for the remainder of the transfer.. funny thing is we both are new here... he was only here for about a 3 days before his companion went home and I replaced him.
So we both are new to the area and have no knowledge of anything here. So its been a little tough trying to get to know the area... Oh the area is called Zwide.. its actually a super nice area.. not in the sense of money but just super cool and the work is going really well!
Zwide is a township but its a really nice township! I got to meet the branch on Sunday.. its a great branch and the members are super nice! We meet in a school building in Zwide.. there are also a bunch of returned missionaries in the branch which is awesome its super cool to see all these missionaries in the branch basically running the branch and still active being faithful to the gospel with there families!! It gives me great hope and excitement for when I go home and have a family! I can really see how a mission has helped them!
Elder Herrick and I are doing great. President was telling me that he felt impressed to send me there.. and jokingly said maybe there was something that we didn't do together or learn from each other before, and that God said "give them another try" haha! So yeah its actually been nice to be with him again!
Everything is great we are basically what we call "white washing" which is when the area is wiped clean of the previous elders and then they stick 2 new elders to build it up.. it sucks in ways but the people in the area are very receptive to us so its great! The sucky thing is that one of us is going to leave in a couple of weeks.. President doesn't want us to stay together for another transfer, so I could leave in a couple of weeks or Elder Herrick could leave... we don't know.. which is the sad part.. but I love this area already! We are trying our best and working hard which feels great to be tired at the end of the day! haha but yeah this week should be better and less hectic then last week!
All is well with me and I will continue to pray for Singa and their family!
I hope all is well with everyone!