Monday, May 6, 2013

May 6. 2013

I get to talk to everyone in less than a week now. How crazy is it that this will be my last phone call before I come home? I can hardly believe it. On mother's day I will have exactly 6 months left.
This week was a little crazy. It started out last monday with us getting a chance to hold a baby lion which was awesome. We had to get our car serviced in Gabarone on monday but there was something really wrong with it so we ended up having to stay the night with some of the other missionaries because we had no way to get home. It was alright except there was no blankets so I ended up in a little ball under my sweatshirt all night which kind of sucked. Then on Wednesday I had the chance to have an interview with President Omer. He's an awesome man. I hope to be like him someday.
Saturday we had a family reunion. Elder Blake, my trainer, is the new Assistant to the President and he came out with Elder Fraga and I for the day. It was pretty fun, except that you can tell he's really excited to be the ap because he tells everyone.
Saturday night we ended up spending another night in Gabs because we had the first ever Gabarone, Botswana stake conference on Sunday. Afterward some of the senior couples made us lunch which was awesome because we had no food really to break our fast at home.
We found out this week that Elder Fraga was denied for his visa to stay in Bots and is getting kicked out in a couple weeks. Actually it's happening for  a lot of the missionaries. The Botswana government isn't letting very many people stay. President Omer thinks that I'm going to stay in the Johannesburg mission though. So what I think is going to happen is that I'm going to get a new companion and stay in Molepolole for one more transfer then go back to South Africa at the beginning of July. 
I love you all. Sorry that I didn't write last week.
Elder Balmforth

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