Much has changed and much has happened.
Hello GRoar! Feels like it has been a long time (maybe I'll sneak in a quick hello one day soon :P)
So much has taken place since April. After Uitenhage, I worked in Mdantsane. It was a big rough patch for me. I suffered depression for a few weeks, making me not want to work and dislike Md. Not to mention the two other missionaries living in our boarding calling me racist for a long time. It all built up. Eventually my mission president and psychologist were able to fix it (well fix me!). Even if I didn't like the advice I was given, it did the job. I was able to get over my depression. Yay!
The work me and my companion did in Md picked up straight away. We as a companionship were able to have loads of fun and laughs. We got that area to get good again. We managed to save it from being dead to about to start pumping.
Then it was time for transfer news! My companion (from NZ) whom was much older than me on mission got a call to become a zone leader. So my companion was going to Cape Town (his first time) much to his great delight. Now the shocking thing was I also got called to leave Md after only 6 weeks! Despite what I went through I was sad to leave Md.
So now I serve in a small place called Queenstown. It's quite far from East London. The first thing about Queens is that it is very beautiful. There are lot of mountains surrounding it. Actually, it's quite stunning. The work is really good here too so we are able to keep really busy, which is cool.
Of course it's not all smooth. Once again I've been quite ill. My first day in Queens I couldn't leave the boarding, it was so bad (just a really bad flu) and I've been trying to recover. Although I've ignored all the doctors advice and haven't been the most diligent patient in taking my medication. Still, I am able to work; I only missed that one day.
Of course I have to mention Mother's Day, I was allowed to skype home for a quick chat. We don't get long (or aren't meant to) to talk to out homes like that but it was nice to see my family. Although they marvel at the fact that to them I sound a little bit more South African than they expected but then again I've always been one for accents. Now considering I'm only been out for 9 months can you imagine what they'll say by the end of 2 years. Still it was a good relaxing Sunday, loads of missionaries for together that day and laughed, played Uno and all talked to family at home.
I'm trying to think now if there is anything else that is super exciting that I can talk about. We have the chance to see Rhinos here in Queens but no luck just as yet (my cheetah bite has healed now too :()
Otherwise all things are going well. Still a long way to go on mission and lots more adventures to have I'm sure. Hope Pottermore is still entertaining (has that locked section been opened yet?)
Oh if there is anything you guys want to
The adventures of StarKnight58 over his two year Mission in South Africa.