March 30, 2016
WOW, 20 hours of flying is a long time to be on a plane. I would not advise it unless you are going somewhere as awesome as South Africa. I was also informed that the Atlanta to South Africa flight is the longest in the world. I was able to get a few hours of sleep on the plane which really helped once we landed. After making it through customs and getting our bags, myself and the other 5 missionaries that I flew with were greeted by a man with an ipad. It was kinda sketchy because he didnt have a name tag or anything but on his ipad he had a list with all our names. He then took all our passports and introduced us to our driver. The cars were like a mix between a mini van and a 4 door car. I thought the car was gonna tip over when we went around corners. We had to stop at a gas station to put some air in the car tires. The gas station looked like the pits at a nascar race. there we guys all in uniforms and the road that went up to the station just split off the highway then merged right back on. We finally made it to the Missionary Training center (MTC) at . We were greeted by President Asheton and his wife, Sister Asheton. They showed us to our rooms, got us some food, and we went over some of the rules. When we got into our rooms for the night I decided to take a shower, while I was showering our rooms roof started leaking! Myself and the other 2 elders im staying with didnt know what to do so we threw some trashcans under the leak and went to get President Asheton. He wouldnt answer his door so we just left the leaks for the night. When we told him in the morning he didnt seem to really mind and told us "That's Africa". I have a feeling that we will be hearing that phrase alot. 11 other Elders get here this morning so for the next 3 weeks there will be 17 of us. Hope everyone has a good week!
Love you all!