Monday, June 13, 2011


Dear Family and Friends,
Greetings! I'm so glad you got my SD card and that you enjoyed the pictures :) yes i/we had lots of fun taking them and laughing about experiences and so forth. Well the week was good, as i said last week it was transfers so i got my new companion, Elder Ramochla. He is funny haha his laugh is a like a little monkey lol i just crack up everytime he laughs at something. haha. he was trained in Gramstown by elder Macharoi and then he went to Gugelethu. he really enjoyed it there and is kinda sad that he left but happy at the same time. he needed a new area. but he likes this area now that hes been a few days and met the ward and so forth. haha he even had to give a talk yesterday in church. he wasn't happy when i told him that bishop had asked him to give a talk and he hadn't even met him yet. not like my story of coming at least one sunday and then having to give a talk the next week. but yeah. hes cool tho i really enjoy working with him so far, hes a really good teacher and only been out 5 months.
We didn't have any investigators pitch up yesterday at church. dang it! :( i don't know why? we even went to the mbambu family to ask why they didn't make it. so i hope when we see them tomorrow things will be better for them and the family will start to progress. they really want to get baptized. jay jay, the 13yr old wants to get baptized before his father and sister haha. we just told them that it would be better for all of you to get baptized the same day. he then agreed to that. he goes to youth every tuesday. so he really wants to progress. Candida, the sister who is 11 really hasn't shown much effort but she's young so i don't really know what to expect from her but yeah.
Anele didn't pitch up either like he said he would. we saw him sat and he told us that he had a friend that past away that was really close to him so we were going to talk about the Word of Wisdom but then after he told us that we read Alma 40 with him and talked about life after death, to help him receive comfort. he felt better after the lesson. hes a good guy just struggling with finding work and keeping appointments. i'm sure he didn't pitch up yesterday because he couldn't wake up.... thats been his reason for not coming before so i even asked him sat if we could call him in the morning and he said no i'll get up. but didn't come.
jacob and pumla didn't come either. yo, it was a bad sunday for investigators i guess. we didn't see them yesterday but we saw them saturday morning and we taught them the 10 commandments and keeping the sabbath day holy. i kind of rebuked them for not reading everyday and just laughing about it. they need to know that they can't get baptized unless they do what the lord wants them to do. wonderful couple but they need to act more as well. we'll see them tomorrow as well and find out more details. they are really struggling financially. so maybe that had an effect on coming to church. those are the main people that we expected to come.
Caroline dropped us this past week. her husband doesn't want us to come anymore. he doesn't like the fact that we are teaching his wife when she already has a church. man, people don't get that it doesn't matter if you have a church or not we are still going to teach you more about the Saviour! so she is sad about it and hopes and prays that he will change his mind in the future and let us come again and teach them. she was really getting excited about our message too! dang it! :(
We visited the Mthembu family on wed evening. and we had a really nice time. they are such sweet people and are so good to us. i think we are even getting close to having bro mthembu come to church...:) he is so funny and had a blast giving elder Ramochla a hard time about Lesotho. haha it was funny. Sis Mthembu is expecting her baby next month so they are excited about that. but a great family. Also visited the hill family friday and then again yesterday afternoon. yo they fed us on friday and then yesterday a sister gave us food at church so we went home after church and had that and then we went to the hill family and we had just ate and they fed us again haha i couldn't say no they wouldn't let me. and then we went to Vickys later around 5:30 and she fed us too! oh my goodness i struggled there haha i look over at my companion and he is just really struggling to get the food down. we were so full when we got home yesterday. haha So mom, yes your son is being taking care of. i definitely don't go without food. haha. no wonder i've gained weight.
we went to Sebastian's and Reins wedding on saturday. it was very nice. just a few couples were invited and the missionaries, because we are teaching the bride. so thats where the photo was at.
Well i love you guys! :) hope all is well and everyone stays healthy. Have a gooder week and remember who you are and what you stand for :) peace!
your missionary,
Elder Robert S Rigby (SACTM)
ps requesting Reeses pieces for sis dollman. :)

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