Hey GRoar, April is the month of change. Not just for African weather but for missionary work.
Okay so I didn't have the best Easter. Cycling in storms for hours, no one to visit, the joys of it all. I've left Uitenhage though, only after 4 and a half short months I've moved further East to work in a place called Mdantsane or MD for short. This is a very large township, no street names though! I live in a place called East London.
To be honest, right from the 6 hour coach trip, it's been rough (aside from being able to watch How to Train a Dragon on the coach from the first time. It was epic!)
Anyway, when I arrived in East London, I realised I lost my wallet! So luckily my new companion, Elder Sheward from New Zealand was super nice enough to lend me some money while I waited from my new bank cards. That kind of set the tone really. It's been almost a month here now and I cannot say I really like MD at all. There has been a lot of stress and problems for this area and the people.
This might seem like a sad blog entry but unfortunately it's the way I'm feeling. The area my companion and I work in, well I just haven't warmed up to it yet.
The funny thing is, now I'm here writing I've sort of come to the end of things I had to say. I'll share my only cool story from MD with you...
We were travelling through a far village and we stopped by a house of a member of our church. He wasn't home but his mother was. His mother had piles of cow dung on the floor and was spreading it with her bare hands. Luckily we had someone who could translate what she was saying. It was a weird situation.
Apart from that, there isn't much to say. My Cheetah bite on my finger has almost healed. It's kind of scarring which is cool, means I can talk about it when I get home!
So...keep Righteous and rock on,