To be honest, it has been tough. Sometimes being so far away from people and everything you know is tough. Ironically, I had a bad day on October 30th - when I had six hundred and sixty six days left :P But as always we must get over it and keep going. Don't want to seem gloomy so happy stuff now!
I've done some more hiking since my last entry. Lions Head! A small peak 10 minutes from Table Mountain! Dudes, I got so sunburnt during that day, I was bright burnt red! Lol though it has made me slightly tanned, which is nice. One of my goals out here is to get a fantastic tan. It also prompted me to buy a cool hat.
The weather here is getting worse, there is just so much sun it's crazy. I mean, how do people survive in it. Though I'm sure by the end of my mission that I'll be loving it just like everyone else does! I may have mentioned that in the area I work in we use a car because it's massive. However, one day that all changed. I was on an exchange with another missionary and since we both can't drive, we had to walk! 9th November will always make me shiver! Lol. It was in full sun too! It was tough, to get from one place to another once, which took an hour. Oh the pain. What didn't help was that people kept cancelling on us, kind of sad really :( One goog thing about the sun is that we can have lots of braais (barbecues), which are always tasty. But South Africans braai for everything cool.
In regards to the work I'm doing, well it is slowing down here in Bellville. It's a shame really and it also means we have to go and knock doors (called Tracting) more, which I absolutely hate to do! It's just, I don't know, I'm not someone who likes to Tract, mainly because people react aggressively towards us. Ah, it is sad stuff. Missionary work is difficult.
Every 6 weeks on mission, a companionship can change. This is called Transfers. So the Elder I work with will change throughout the 21 months I have left. So by the time I send my December blog entry, I will have parted with my current Elder and I'll be working with someone new! Hopefully more fun too! Living and working with someone boring 24/7 is tough but I've got to try and make it as fun as possibly. December 5th is transfer day, there'll be big news then!
Oh, I must tell you the funniest thing that happened the other day. It was Monday, our day off, and we went to play sports at a field. Though lazy me never does! So an Elder comes over to us calling us wimps for not playing, next thing we know, he drops to the ground screaming like a girl, we all naturally think he's joking around. Eventually we decide he really has cramps, "Charlie Horse" he called it. I got the funniest video of it though!
Missionary work is hard all the time but occasionally we laugh and those memories last forever. Despite the hardships, I'm glad I'm out here.