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Monday, February 6, 2017

2/6/17

Week 50 or 60 something? We did have two baptisms this Saturday and Sunday! 
 They will be getting the priesthood soon! probably next week! They are both great guys, it was awesome to be able to help teach them and get them to their first goal, now we gotta get them to the temple! Yeah this week has been slow because I stay in the flat during the morning till like 2 because im sick and then we leave the flat. But we have had some good lessons, we have to find some more people to teach, so we are going to focus on that this week. Elder Winterton and i are staying together for another transfer! it will be good.

Sickness
I drove around Joberg looking for the doctor and the GPS was wrong so it took almost all day to go to the doctors and back. The doctor prescribed me one last medicine or else its a colonoscopy. So I call the doctor tomorrow for blood test results, and then this weekend I update him on the medicine, so next monday I will most probably now whats going on, they have not diagnosed me with anything, they might not know what it is for sure. But what doesnt kill you makes you stronger ! 
Love you guys! Be safe and eat some pizza for me! 










1/30/17

Wish I could say im feeling better this week but its worse. The anti biotics and anti parasite medicines only seem to be making it worse for some reason. ive been doing my best to stay hydrated, I would drink gatorade but its expensive for a missionary and they only have energade and powerade here, but yeah, im doing my best haha, lots of filtered water and some salt and sugar mixed in.
The toenail removal went well, i sent a pic in another email, but the doc numbed my toe, cut the ingrown part out and then burnt the root with a chemical so it does not grow back, so its permanently fixed, my nails a little less width wise, but atleast I dont have to worry about the toenail anymore.
Im not sure what the mission doctors going to suggest next. I told him this morning it was really bad, maybe he will send me to the hospital, or maybe different medication, he just asked me which city im in, so im not too sure. The meds just haven't helped and its almost to the point where I wont be able to leave the flat for too long haha.  I guess you just gotta laugh sometimes, never thought that I would get sick like this haha.
Thanks for your prayers :) I appreciate them, love you !

Elder Flanagan


Makin Bacon!!!






1/23/17

πŸ™„πŸ˜―Hello People, It is me again. This week was alright lesson wise. We managed to get around 20 lessons. We had 6 investigators at church and we have 7 on date still, so its going good. We are meeting a couple of referrals this week so hopefully they are actually interested. We had a couple of good lessons, most were about the priesthood and im glad the investigators understand why they need the priesthood to bind their ordinances and covenants with Heavenly Father. Its actually rained quite a bit this week which was nice, but one day it screwed us over, nobody would see us, all the members were busy, nobody comes outside when it rains here. So I would say we were left high and dry, but it was more like high and soaked haha, even with the umbrellas. This week we were waiting for our Spathlo, I think thats how its spelled.... I had like a 30 minute conversation with a guy, he kept asking about like who Melchizedek is and why is the sabbath on Sunday and a ton of random questions. Some were odd, and some weren't We will see if he lets us visit him haha. He wants me to read his 'Manuscripts' which apparently have more about who Melchizedek is.... then he said he wants us to play instruments with him haha, so we will see. 
I went on exchanges this week to Hammanskrall. It was pretty cool, they actually live in a house there instead of a flat, so that's kinda cool. We did service in the morning and I wore sandals and got a nice sunburn on my foot. shoveling rock for two hours haha. Then we had some cool lessons. District meeting went well.
My stomach has been killing me, Ive kinda just put up with it this past year, but Im going to the doctors tomorrow for my toe so Im hoping they also see me for my stomach. The Mission doctor wants me to get my stool checked.
So hopefully they find out whats wrong, hopefully I havent had some infection and now my stomach is rotten haha ;) 
So yeah, ill try and send a couple more pictures, but thats been my week so far! 
Love you guys! Stay safe!




1/9/17

πŸŽˆπŸŽˆπŸŽ†πŸŽ†πŸŽ†πŸŽ‡✨πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰✨This week was good, stressful but good. Im all settled into Atteridgeville, and My companion is cool. His name is Elder Winterton, we both wrestled, like the same music and stuff, so we get along. The only bad thing is our Flat is SUPER tiny, its literally the size of Jacob's room, maybe smaller haha. This week we taught a new investigator, , he hasn't had a job in 15 years, but somehow he has survived and he is a really nice guy, we taught him the Restoration this week. It went well, were pretty sure he is understanding it all, we will find out this week I guess haha. We visited a lot of members, Sister F. is cool, She runs a tuck shop kinda, people just sell stuff out of their houses, garages or shipping containers here, so I was buying candy from her haha. We had a Braii on Sunday after church at Sister N.'s It took like 2 hours to light the fire because we had no matches but we got it lit after awhile, im not sure why it would not light anyways, It as SO hot yesterday! Then we went to another Sisters house. she is the funniest old lady i've ever met, she pulls so many jokes on us. Church this week was only 30 minutes. We had the sacrament, me and 2 members bore testimony and then we were done. It was crazy and only 40 people at church. It was a ghost town. Everyone is on holiday visiting family, so maybe this week they will all be back. So atteridgville is divided by one street and then its saulsville, so we serve in pretty much neighboring little towns. Kinda hard to explain.  We share the car with Saulsville, so we switch off with the car every other day. Becasue of the Holidays we have played a lot of card and board games since we are not really supposed to leave the flat unless we have a set appointment. Sister C  is having me schedule a doctors appointment for my ingrown toenail, its painful and getting worse, so we will see what the doctor says about it.  Oh yeah, for new years we bought some non alcoholic champagne and appletiser which is pretty much martinellis cider. Elder Winterton sprayed probably half the bottle of champagne out in the yard. It tastes like crap, but it was the spirit of celebration that counts haha. Then we got the bad taste out of our mouth with grape fanta. 
Yeah, this week has been good. Ill take a lot of pictures for you guys this week! We are going to climb a mountain, more like a hill and take a nice picture of it all. Thanks for the Christmas Presents by the way! I wish i could have went bowling, that sounds fun. Haha you probably saved those missionaries lives, and made their day giving them pizza! food wise im alright. 
Love you guys! Dont party too hard without me. Talk to you next week!πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽˆ✨πŸŽˆπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰✨
New Hair styles. :)