Monday, May 26, 2014

Same Old

Well it sounds like you guys are having fun back in Gilbert.  I am having just as much fun in Sa'lone.  The time is flying.  Can you believe I have already been out for over two months.  

My companion thanks you for having taught me how to cook and for the package full of food:).  Tonight I am going to make pesto garlic pasta with grilled chicken.  Sounds good for me tonight. Now all I need is some parmesan mmmmm.  

Everything is starting to cool off here and I don't feel too hot when I sleep.  It is funny you guys are going into summer and I'm going into the closest thing they get to winter here.

  How is everyone doing back home?  I want to know how the boys'  school projects go.  How is everyone doing with school winding down?  Keep me updated when the kids start swimming.  I want times and everything!  

I'm not going to write a big long e mail this week because not much has happened this week.   It's kinda same old.  I broke down a brick wall with a thor hammer, that was fun, and then I made and installed gutters on the apartment to collect rain.  No crazy animals this week, just same old. 

 I'm doing great, staying healthy and staying Clean!!!!  Love you all so much and miss you.  Looking forward to the next time I get to call! 

Monday, May 19, 2014

Snake In The Tree

Well the rainy session is here.  The roads are turning into rivers and I am almost constantly wet. The mission gave us rain boots but they get in the way more than they actually help, so I just use my sandals ( half backs).  

We found a big snake in the compound and I beat it with a stick then we put it in our mango tree so people don't use the tree to climb the wall and steal our stuff.  

I had two baptisms this last Saturday.  We had to bucket brigade rain water into the font so we could do the baptism.  The two girls that where baptized did not like the water at all.  They gave new meaning to "and he came strait up out of the water."  They practically jumped out of the font.  I thought it was funny.  

Last night I found a cricket the size of my hand.  I could only imagine the noise it would make. 

I went and got all my shirts tailored this week so they fit nice and tight now and not baggy.  I think they look good.  I’m still working out.  I’m in better shape than when I left thanks to my all natural diet and hiking up and down a mountain all day.  

Transfers are over. We are all set in the apartment.  There are six of us now and the Americans are companions, the guys from the two other countries are together.  I think this is going to be a good transfer but we will see.


Your African missionary,

Elder Gebauer                      


Monday, May 12, 2014

Happy Mothers Day

Well another week in Africa and I’m still alive:) 

We got transfer news this week I will be staying in Allan Town for the next 6 weeks at least and Elder Losee will be my companion. This week we were preparing two of our investigators for baptism on Saturday the 17th so that went well. Elder Losee and I installed a gutter system on the house for the rain that took forever and I hit my thumb more than once. We also cleaned the apartment and prepared to receive two more elders this week. 

Other than that it’s the same old stuff in Allan Town. Sorry this isn’t that long I don’t have time today. Love you guys all so much it was great to talk last night hope your week goes great
miss you all. 

Your African Missionary,
Elder Gebauer

Monday, May 5, 2014

Big Bugs

Another wonderful week in West Africa has come and gone, I have survived my first transfer only 16 more. :)
The work in Allan town is going great, the branch is growing. Last Saturday we had the baptism for M* who is a polio victim and has no use of her legs, the ordinance was interesting. I got to set her apart the fallowing Sunday (yesterday).
This week was kind of same old same old, we got a full tank of water so that’s some good news.
The other night I woke up with a cockroach on my face and this thing was BIG it was one of the hissing ones I flipped out!!!! Had a hard time sleeping after that. The next morning I found a spider the size of my hand on my desk no joke, the size of my hand it took half a can of insect killer to get rid of it and a sandal. The ants at our apartment are the size of your finger nail, and apparently there is a bee here that if you get stung it feels like your being!
I’m loving the food it’s mostly rice and everyone wants to feed us! I am learning more every day. This week I got to take over as senior companion so I did everything, it was kinda fun.
Today is super p day and we are all going to the beach to play and eat, it’s going to be fun because I get to see all my MTC buddies. I’m realizing now that no one in America will be able to understand me when I get home.
Next Sunday we get to call home for Mother’s Day it’s going to be great to talk to you guys. Still loving everything about what I’m doing it’s definitely an experience of a life time!!!! I’m staying healthy and well fed. :)
Your African Missionar,
Elder Gebauer