Zimbabwe Harare Mission

Monday, July 17, 2006

Hi All! Sorry, this blog is no longer working properly...
But don't dispair! A new blog is there!
The new blog can be found at;
Happy reading! (=

Monday, June 12, 2006

Hi Everyone! Wow, the last two weeks have been amazing! Last saturday, the zone baptised 10 more people! There are 8 missionaries in the zone, and between all of us, everything is going really well! There's another baptism in about 2 weeks time, where we'll be baptising another 15 people or so! The people in Malawi are very willing to hear the message of the Restoration, and as soon as they set foot into the chapel, they absolutely love it!

This Sunday was fantastic! 14 of our investigators came to church and enjoyed it! We are teaching so many wonderful people at the moment, I'm so excited for them! The work is progressing faster and faster here in Malawi! It's great!

Heavenly Father blesses us everyday with someone new, someone who we can help to find the truth. These people are already God fearing, they all have bibles, and most people go to a church. But when you sit down with them and show them what they've been missing, they get so excited to listen!

For all the YM back home, thinking of whether or not to serve a mission...stop thinking about it, grab your papers, fill them in and send them off! You won't regret it! Have you ever met any return missionary who has? (= It will change your understanding of this life, it will change the things you do, it'l open up doors you never thought existed. Trust me...trust Heavenly Father

Monday, June 05, 2006

Last Saturday, was my first baptism! It went really well, the spirit was there, and the new converts' testimonies were really strong! After seeing this, it just makes you want to work harder!

I attended my first zone conference last week, and it was amazing! Pres. Jenkins taught us so much, it was wonderful. We started at about 9am, and it went till about 6 or 7pm! But now Pres. Jenkins is about to be released from being our mission president...and we'll miss him.

This morning, Elder Ling and Elder Detweiler left us. They have both served their 2 years, and are on their way home to be back with their families. Im really excited for them! They both taught me great things, and help me grow. They were great missionaries, and brough a wonderful and unreplacable spirit to this Zone. We'll miss them.

(Myself, Elder Detweiler my comp, Elder Weeks, Elder Ling)

Despite so many people leaving, on Wednesday, some new missionaries will arive! Im excited to meet my new companion, although no-one could ever replace my trainer.

Monday, May 22, 2006

Our Pets

This week's been great! We worked hard and had fun! This coming saturday I have my first baptism(=

Since I've arrived, we've had various pets..well, animals who just hang out with us(=
First we had a spider, we fed him grasshoppers daily, but I guess he didn't like being lazy, so he left. (probably went hunting for himself, for a change!)
Then we had a cameleon, he was fun, coz we'd put him on our arm and take him hunting! He'd shoot out his tongue, and catch flies! He got tired after a while, and decided he'd rather live outside that with us, so now he lives somewhere in out garden.

So...I wonder what pet we'll have next?(=

The work is going really well here in Malawi, in the few weeks I've been here, sacrament attendance has gone up form about 50 to about 70 people, so It's growing really fast! Our investigators class has about doubled, and I think our class consists of about a third of the branch(= We all take turns teaching, so it's really fun when it's your turn!

This is the last week for two of the missionaries here, Elder Detweiler (my comp) and Elder Ling (the zone leader). There flying back home next week! So...I'm going to be sad, but excited to see what new missionaries come into the area!

Come, come ye Saints

(= Dispite many teaching appointments falling through this week, we got soooo many referals! There are now about 10 people who we think will be baptised in the next month(= It's really exciting to see how happy and excited they are!

I'm getting to know my way around malawi better, and beginning to greet people in chachewa, which is the native language here. the little kids walk after us, chanting "amzungu", which means "white man", to which we reply, "sharp" or "zapo", and and they say the same back and stick out their thumb(=

We've been getting together as a zone quite often, about 5 times a week. We consist of 6 Americans and 2 South Africans (both me and Sister Nortje from Cape Town). Our bunch of missionaries are really good, and it's fun doing stuff together!

Food here is very different to back home, however they have a Shoprite, and it sells imported stuff from South Africa! So last week I got myself a 1kg box of All Bran Flakes! We eat a lot of mince, rice and pasta, otherwise, lots of french fries! coz they only cost about R1.5 for a plate(=

To all the elders in Kenya Nairobe Mission, Hi! To all My friends back home, hoe gaan dit? and to my friends elsewere in the world, Howdy!

Monday, May 15, 2006


Hello everyone! and welcome to my Blog!

This blog is all about my mission, the experiences I have, and things I have to share.

So for now, we'll start off with who I am:
My name is Elder Du Plessis, born in South Africa, and lived there in Cape Town for most of my life. Shortly before my 19th birthday, I received a mission call to serve a Zimbabwe Harare mission, which includes Malawi, and Zambia.
My call date was for the 6 April, so i've been out since then.

(My MTC group, with Pres. and Sis. Hill)

I went to the Johannesburg South Africa MTC for three weeks before entering the field. When entering, I spent about 2 days in Harare with Elder Pugh and Elder Feiber (spelling!) So..what's it like to hold $600 000? Thats what I was issued there with just for the 2 days(=

(8 of us who flew up from Jo'burg to serve a Zim Harare Mission)

After proselyting there for a day, I flew via Zambia to Lilongwe, then swapped planes and flew here to Blantyre, Malawi. I've been here for just over 2 weeks, and am enjoying it thoroughly! My companion is Elder Detweiler, from Idaho, good comp, but he's going home in 3 weeks!

So I'll keep updating this blog, as long as you keep reading!
...Elder Du Plessis