Johannesburg Temple

Johannesburg Temple
Johannesburg Temple

Monday, July 28, 2014

All is well in Sebokeng!

It has been another great week here in Sebokeng.  This transfer is off to a great start after having the baptism of Marcus and then yesterday he was confirmed a member of the Church.  We have seen lots of people this week and good things are happening and seeds are being planted.   

As you can see I have a new companion.  His name is Elder Kalani from Kenya.  We have been getting along really well and I enjoy serving with him.  He has been out for almost 15 months, so he is a great help to the area.  He has lots of ideas and is a hard worker.  This will indeed be a another great transfer.

Other then that All is well here in Sebokeng.  Have a great week everybody!

Cheers, Elder Segil

Monday, July 21, 2014

Transfer time and Baptism!

Hello once again everybody!  It has been another great week here in Sebokeng.  Transfers have come yet again and my companion, Elder Arthur will be leaving.  I'm sad, but know that it must be.  I will receive a new companion on Tuesday and the work in Sebokeng will continue.  There are four missionaries in Sebokeng, as you can see below, and all are from different Continents.  The rest of our zone is from different parts of the world as well.  When we play soccer, we call it the World Cup!

Elders Raymond(Australia), Segil(America), Arthur(Ghana), and Kankkunen(Finland)

Elder Arthur and I.

We also had the Baptism of Pheello Marcus Leboko, which went really well. He is my first investigator who has read the Book of Mormon before he was baptized.  He was prepared by the Lord and I am so grateful to have been an instrument in my Father in Heaven's hands.  He will be confirmed next week and become the newest member of the Sebokeng Branch.  Good things are happening!

Elder Arthur, Marcus and I

Well that is pretty much the sum of the week.  I look forward to the future and can't wait to see what's in store.

Have a great week everyone.

Elder Segil

Monday, July 14, 2014

Sharp! Sharp!

Happy Monday everybody.  It has been another successful week here in Sebokeng. We went to the Temple, Celebrated Elder Arthur's birthday and went to Burger King.  I'd say it was a pretty awesome week!

I don't know if I have ever talked about the word Sharp.  It is used throughout South Africa and the sign that goes along with it, is thumbs up.  They have handshakes here and one of them you hold your thumb out and the other puts their thumb to yours and snaps the thumbs together.  Kinda hard to explain, but you can sort of see it in the pictures.  I love it so much because every kid you see, no matter how little, knows what sharp means.  They always gather around me and with their cute voices saying sharp, sharp.  It is one of the best parts of the day.  They also pronounce the word sharp as you would say shop.  It means cool, thank you and bye.  A word that you can almost use everywhere.  So yeah cool stuff!


Going to the Temple was once again, a great experience!  We had to wake up at half past four to make the seven a.m. session.  It was so nice.  Another awesome thing is, it was Elder Arthur's Birthday, I can think of no greater present then that.

Overlooking Joburg at the Temple Grounds

Elder Arthur Turned 23!

After we went to the Temple, we stopped by the Burger King in Joburg.  Oh man it was soooo good!  It has been ten months without a whopper!  I missed it so much.  It is still not as good as the Baconator, but it will do.  Unfortunately there are no Wendy's restaurants here, so I will have to go two years without it.  DARN!

Glorious, free refills!

We are finding lots of sweet people and having great lessons.  We will be having a baptism on Sunday.  His name is Marcus and we have been teaching him for a while.  He has completed the Book of Mormon and knows it is true.  It's funny, all we ask people to do is to read the Book of Mormon.  It is the hardest thing in the world for most to do, but along with prayer, it's the only way to know if it's true .  We just have to put in the work and God will do the rest.  This happened to me and I have seen it happen to countless others that I have met over my mission thus far.  The Book of Mormon is true.  If you have not read it, read it.  If you have read it, read it again!  

Have a great week!  

Elder Segil