Sunday, May 11, 2014

28th April 2014

Hello Everyone!
  This email will be short because nothing happened this week and we are rushed! I am going to go play rugby and run over some people! Just like in the good ole days of football 2 years ago.
  Last Tuesday we were unable to go to the area because our car is broken, and it is still broken! So I went to the gym three times and I read a lot of scriptures!
  On Wednesday we got in to some tripanionships (three elders) I went walking with Elder Lund and Elder Khumalo and Elder Bullock went with another companionship. We walked a lot and I was not used to it!  Friday was different. It was me Elder Lund, and Elder Bullock in Elder Lund's area. Three white guys in the middle of Khayelitsha. Everyone was staring at us. Elder Bullock has a theroy that no one will try and rob us unless they have a ratio of 5:1. That is an accurate statement! But Elder Bullock and I got to teach together for the first time and we did pretty awesome for no planning or anything!
  Saturday I was again with Elder Lund and Khumalo.
  Sunday was church and this family that loves Elder Bullock brought us dinner! It was this Africaner Mom and daughter that live like 30 min away. They brought us beef stew, rice, potatoes, MOUNTAIN DEW (I miss that stuff) and a delicious cake. They spent some serious money on us.
  Today we ate at Eastern Food Bizare, just me and Elder Bullock. I ate food from Istanbul! It was like a burrito from cafe rio but bigger! Instead of sour cream for a spread, it was hummus and then delicious chicken! It was called a Shwarma!
Love you all!
Elder Prisbrey

Date: Mon, Apr 21, 2014 at 3:48 AM
Hey Everyone!
  This week has been interesting! I have left my greenie area of Mdantsane and I am now in Khayelitsh! Khayelitsha is a black township outside of Cape Town. Its straight up ghetto! My companion is Elder Bullock from Pleasant Grove, Utah. He is way cool and we will have a fun 6 weeks together.
  So last Tuesday I said goodbye to everyone in MD which sucked. I hate goodbyes. You all know that! It was like I was home leaving on my mission again. But I am excited to be here in Cape Town!
On Wednesday I flew from East London to Cape Town, which is about a 1.5 hour flight.
  Thursday was chill. Elder Bullock showed me the area and some members. We also worked out! In the apartment complex we are in, we have full access to the gym so hopefully I can take advantage of that. Elder Bullock reminds me of Sean. He is pretty darn big.
  On Friday we had District Meeting. In my district is Me, Elder Bullock, Elder Khumalo and Elder Lund. Elder Lund is a Hoss! He is this big strong kid that was raised on a sheep ranch in Ephraim, Utah. He is the nicest guy ever! He looks like "Hoss" of off Bonanza! We all stay in the same apartment. We all get a long very well so its going to be a fun transfer.
  On Saturday Elder Bullock and I trained with this member around 12. Elder Bullock did MMA before mission and knows some Ju-Jitsu and Mui Thai so he was showing me some stuff. That was fun. After that our car just decided to die. Well it started dying on Friday. We have changed like 20-30 tires in the last 3 days! And we don't have a nice jack, we have a hand crank! But we got really good at it and I'm pretty sure we could be on a NASCAR team! The car ended up being broken into and stuff but nothing inside was of any value thank goodness. So we have no car for a couple days. So today and tomorrow and probably Wednesday will be spent studying, working out, eating, and sleeping! Not too fun but what can I do?
  So yeah, not to much to report on but I am safe and will be smart while I'm in the area and not get in any fights! Just messing, that won't happen! I hope you all have a wonderful week!
  Guess What though!? Cam Stratton is serving in Port Alfred with the Wheelers! I AM SO JEALOUS!!! Maybe I'll go there in 3 months and serve with him. That would be awesome!
  Lately I've been reading Jesus The Christ. I hadn't read it in a while but I'm on like Chapter 32 or so. It talks about the Passover and the sacrament. That book is powerful and very good! I recommend it to everyone!
I love you all! Pray always!
Elder Prisbrey

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