Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2015 10:33:46 +0200
Subject: Re: this week
Hey Family!! Its crazy to think that THIS WEEK i hit my year mark. All the elder around me have told me that mission goes by way faster after the first year. I was kind of shocked at that because honestly… mission has already gone by fast. Every day seems to fly by but it wont slow down, especially now. Its kind of sad.
Also something ive been thinking about this past week… Since i dont have a visa to be in South Africa i cant even leave the country!! So if the time comes for me to go home, yet i still have no visa… I may be serving a longer mission than is normal haha Which i would be fine with!! I think the only person that would stress about that situation would be mom. So please Mom, stay calm haha.
So this past week was really good! On new years eve we were told to stay inside during the celebration, so my comp and i went to bed a little early. But around one o’clock all the firecrackers that were getting set off woke me up. It honestly sounded like the people in Thaba ‘Nchu were going to war out side!! Even later into the day you could hear crackers going off every now and then. But other than that New years was pretty uneventful. It was a pretty good way to spend the holiday haha.
Also My companion Elder Ng’ambi left me yesterday (sob) and i got a new companion by the name of Elder Willombe who is also from Zambia!! So this will be my second Zambian! Previously i served with him when i was in the Newcastle zone when he was getting trained, so we are already the best of friends. And that will make the work easy haha.
I just wanted you all to know though that i love you and That Heavenly Father Cares for you Very very much!! Stay strong in your callings and know that every thing good comes from heavenly father!
Have a good week!1
Elder Seth Payne