Monday, January 30, 2017

Not Much News

Nice helmet!

This guy was pooped and landed on me so I gave him some apple and he started drinking.
You can see his tongue. 

This fellow also landed on me.  I named him Joseph because he was "praying."

Emailing today.

Namibian nights

January 23, 2017

Dear Family, 
This week was good. The father led family has not worked out but we found some more this week. We go to flat complexes and tracked in there. It seems to work well.   Also, there is a scout office right down the road so I want to go there and do some service. Maybe help out with a merit badge or something. Something I am learning is in D&C 4 is it is not really about how many people you baptize but how hard you "thrust in your sickle". We also had a Zone Conference this week which was unexpected. It was really last minute but good. President  didn't bring my Christmas package up. He will next transfer though. Hopefully my B-day stuff will be here as well.  It cost 800 Rand ($60) to pick up the package. They took it from my allotment so I will probably have to use my home card for some food next month. The food here is pretty good, a member gave us some pumpkin leaves (with other stuff of course) but they were good! Not much news this week. Best of luck in Ecuador!
Your Son

January 30, 2017

Hello Everyone,
This week I don't have too much time. We are on a new system for finding. We will be finding the best way to find new investigators for the future work in Namibia. It will be fun! We also have a new missionary schedule and key indicators released from the first presidency.  Other than that not too much happened this week. I hope you have a good week! Love you all so much, sorry for the short email. 
Elder Voyles

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Enduring to the End

January 9, 2017

Elder M. and I walking down the street

Me and my fellow missionaries

Namibia sunset

Me and Elder K. after a bike ride in the rain


Some springbok I made for lunch

Apartments where we went looking for investigators

At the internet haircut

Dear Family, 
This week has been difficult. I went from a "hot" area in Mamelodi (about 30 lessons a week) to a "cold" one here in Windhoek (about 10 Lessons a week).  It is slow because people have gates with buzzers and they just don't let you in. I am having to live the principal I teach, enduring to the end. We are tracking to try to get a bigger teaching pool but it is just slow.  We did have a sweet experience finding a father led family and we visit them again on Wednesday.  Any way, just send a prayer my way.  But all is well. Thanks for the update and the pics.  
Your Boy 

January 16, 2017

Dear Family, 
Things are getting better here. We are staying in a place called Suiderhof. It is an apartment.  My companion and I are getting along great! We just kinda click. It is still  slow... We only have about one or two scheduled appointments a day... maybe... So what's hard is filling the time. Tracking fills some of the time, I am trying my best!  What makes it hard is I just feel like I am not fulfilling my purpose. I am going to try harder to just be 100% obedient and leave the rest up to the Lord. Any way, I love you so much! 
Your Son

Monday, January 2, 2017

Happy New Year!

January 2, 2017

Touchdown in Namibia!

Me and Elder R. (from Utah) at Mug & Bean before takeoff

View from O.R. Tambo International Airport

On the way to Windhoek from the airport 

Lots of mud from the rain

Hello Everyone,
I touched down in Namibia (NAM) on Wednesday and it has been a blast! It is practically a ghost town this time of year. Everyone leaves Windhoek (Vind-hook) in December.  First because it's hot and second, to visit family. So this week has been quite slow. The members here seem promising and from what little exposure I have had to people, they seem curious! I have a great companion,  Elder K.  from Johannesburg.  He is a fun guy to be around. Our flat is OLD. It is from when Namibia was still part of the Cape Town mission. It is hot here but it has rained soooo much recently. It is absurd! It hasn't rain here in forever apparently. We are walking right now which consists of a lot of taxis, haha. We are supposed to get cars here soon so pray that's true! This is a good place with great members. It is such a weird part of the world here. I feel like I'm on a different planet! It will be interesting for sure. The members here LOVE missionaries so I have been fed almost every night!!! 

Your Son