Hey Everyone, Feb. 9th 2015So I spent last Monday and saying goodbye to everyone in Paarl.
It was very sad to say goodbye to some really awesome people that I had only known a very short amount of time. I hope that someday that I may return there to check on all the people that I had learned to love and respect.
So last Wednesday, I boarded a plane in Cape Town and left for George. The flight lasted for about an hour. I was picked up at the George airport by the Senior couple serving in George. There names are the Kjars and they are a lovely couple from Layton Utah. After that we picked up my new companion at the bus station. His name is Elder Moliki and he is from Johannesburg. He is a pretty chilled guy.
This next assignment is going to be difficult. The previous missionaries weren't teaching anyone. The branch here has going through some real challenges. So we have a lot of work to do here to turn things around.
There are some real perks to serving in George however, We have like the largest flat in the mission. (It was built for six missionaries) The area that we cover is HUGE! So we get unlimited kilometres for our car. Finally, George is possibly one of the most breath taking, gorgeous, places on planet Earth. We are right next to the shores of the Indian Ocean. So everyday I get to look at the sea. Our area includes George, Mosselbay, Wilderness, and everything in between.
Our area is a popular holiday resort for many people and I can understand why. There are vast beaches, hidden coves, sea caves, and we are surrounded by tall mountains. I couldn't ask for a more scenic place to be.
The townships here are fun. The roads are not developed and since the townships are built steep hills. The roads often take steep drops down. The townships here are a lot less developed then those back in Paarl. Cows are often wandering in the middle of the street and there are no names for any of the streets so finding people is rather difficult.
But, I have a lot of faith in this area. I have faith that the branch here will grow and that we can make a real difference for the people here.
Elder Sean Herrick