Monday, January 26, 2015
So this week was pretty good. After email last Monday we went and played Rugby. It was a new experience and it wasn't like any other sport I had played. It was really fun though. On Monday I was feeling out of it all day but at 6 we go to the area to teach people. We go to this one old ladies house and read the book of Mormon with her. It was amazing how the book of Mormon comforted me and helped me by bringing the spirit. It is more than just a book. On Tuesday we went on exchanges and we walked all day. It was so exhausted and I got burned and wasn't in a good mood ha. It was a good learning experience though. I have been babied by my last vehicle ha. We drive every other day here and walk the other. Later in the week I got sick. I got a cold and everyday since then hasn't been the best. We stayed home on Friday to help me but I'm still sick even now. There is a family in our area that is from my first area. They moved here when I was in Limpopo. We ate dinner at there house on Sunday and it brought back a lot of memories. Sunday night we were invited to a ysa activity. It was about encouraging them to go on mission. One thing I learned this week as I read the book of Mormon was treat people how you wanted to be treated. It is the golden rule and it will benefit us in every aspect. Thank you all for your support. Have a good week.
Monday, January 19, 2015
This week was pretty good. It was an average week. I'm still meeting a lot of new people and learning the new area. It is a lot cooler here than it was in Limpopo. It is not even close to humid here. My eyes and nose are drying out ha. I was really used to the place of there even though it was really hot. We are teaching a lot of families which is pretty awesome. It usually is pretty hard to teach a whole family and have them interested. We had one cool experience this week where we gave service that was much needed. We went to this recent convert's home and found that she was crying. We thought that someone had died but that wasn't it. They had been looking for a job and couldn't find one and then they were broke and didn't even know what they were going to do for dinner. So we went and bought them groceries and they were very grateful. It was a very cool experience. I read this week that the key to happiness is your attitude. It is the way we look at our circumstances. So always make the best of it. Being a member isn't enough so make sure you all work on your conversion and be true to the gospel. I hope everyone has a great week. Thank you for all the prayers and your support.Elder Hepworth
Monday, January 12, 2015
So I am in a new area now. I am in Tsakane 2. It is a township and a really cool place. I'm not quite sure where we are on the map but I'm back in Gauteng. We are pretty close to Joburg.There are other Elders in this township called Tsakane 1 so there are 4 Elders attending this one branch. There branch is a pretty good size. I was surprised when we had 10 investigators come to church. My companion has been on mission for only 3 months so I am follow up training him. He is from Chile in South America so he speaks Spanish. We get along great. We got to go to the temple on Friday as a zone and that was really cool because I hadn't been for over 6 months. I am learning a lot of new things here and I'm back in Zulu country so I have to start learning some of that. I don't have much to say this time. It is always weird to switch areas because you have no idea what is happening. We were talking about faith in Priesthood and I heard something really cool. Faith can move mountains but doubt and fear only build them. Don't let doubt and fear get in the way of your faith. Have a good week everyone.
Monday, January 5, 2015
This week was good. It was my last week in Lenyenye, Limpopo, South Africa. I'm being transferred somewhere new this week. I will find out where and who I am with on Tuesday. I'm definitely going to miss this place. I have had a lot of good memories here. It was sad to say goodbye to everyone. This week was new years and I hope everyone had a safe good one. For us we had the day off and had a zone activity. It was pretty sweet. I can't believe it is the new year already. Anyone got any good new year resolutions? This is the year that I'm going to be on mission the whole year and I'm going to give it my all. It is great to be on mission. In fact it is great to be a member of the TRUE Church of Jesus Christ. Take some time to count your many blessings. I hope everyone has a good week.