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Monday, May 22, 2017

What a Wreck!

Well this week sucked. Not really, but kind of. It started really bad but then turned better-ish. 

Transfers happened, and I am staying with Elder Condie but Elder Richardson and Parco are both leaving, and Condie and I are getting their area and I am the District Leader. Our area is huge now, and we have no car. So it will be very interesting. But missionary work should be great!! 

 The crew is officially split up! 

Elder Parco and Richardson saying "Goodbye"

 Seattle Mariners. Funny how things end up on the other side of the world.

  What they do to kids in Zimbabwe when they misbehave.

Home Sweet Home...
(My awesome hand washing tool is the blue plunger looking thing on the floor)

   So Monday was a good day, we went shopping and got some things done that we needed to get done. Everything seemed good till early Tuesday morning when I was woken up at 2 in the morning with the worst stomach pain I have ever felt. I laid on the couch for 30 minutes vomiting and crying till I finally woke my companion up at around 2:40 and got a blessing. It was the worst pain I had ever felt in my life. I had gone through a lot of pain before, but nothing like this! So the Zone Leaders picked me up and rushed me to the hospital. It's a 2 hour drive and we got there in an hour. So by the time I got to the hospital my stomach was feeling a lot better, so they just laid me down on the bed and gave me an IV with some medicine and fluids. So I got there at around 4:45 in the morning, and laid there till 2:30 in the afternoon when the doctor finally met with me. He didn't really address the pain I was having that morning, just said I had stomach cramps or something like that. It was a really frustrating but it is whatever! It was a very boring day, I laid in bed all day just to meet with the doc for 10 minutes. Sis. Mkhabela (the mission presidents wife) sat with me all day. After I left I went to the mission office and ran into Elder Bollinger which was cool! 

Pictures from the hospital, and the needle in my hand. It sucked. I felt like dying.

 Ran into Elder Bollinger at the office after I left the hospital, it's been a long time! Either hes getting shorter or I'm getting taller!! ;) 

 At night we were driving home and a dog ran out of the bushes and we hit it. It was really scary cause I wasn't looking then I hear a loud "WACK" and the airbags exploded and the car filled with smoke. We couldn't see out the windows cause there was so much smoke so we quickly pulled over and the radiator was busted so the car was toast.The dog messed up the front of our car and got blood all over the side. So now we were stuck in the middle of the bush with a broken car. Luckily a really nice guy picked us up in his old truck and towed us to the nearest city, Chegutu, where the zone leaders picked us up and took us home. It was a very long and interesting day. 

The dog left a nice mark on our car.... ๐Ÿ˜ถ 

 Packages came!! I love them so much ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š 

 The rest of the week went fine for the most part, I had to get more glass out of my finger which was painful. I am getting tired of all the Holidays here. There is literally a holiday every week. So this Thursday is "Africa Day" so all the shops are closing down. People here complain about money, but will find anything they can to not work. So there is a Holiday like every week. It's really frustrating, but is just how things are. 

Issabel! She is 11, and was crying because she had a braid headache! 

 Did service by plucking beans! It was fun! 

 Mama Sheela and Nelly, even the adults want me to "shoot them a photo" 

 That was my week! Hope yours was better then mine was! Felt like I should share this before I leave. The Savior Understands Me: You can watch it HERE. Love you all. Have an amazing week. You are in my prayers
Elder Cazier

Monday, May 15, 2017

Primrose and Elvis!

This is what the African wasps look like!! Our house is infested with them. No one has been stung yet, but I can feel the time coming close! 

Zimbabwe is so so peaceful. The parents don't worry about their kids being hurt or kidnapped. They just send them outside and know that they will be fine all day long. We were teaching a man who couldn't speak any English and so we asked a Mama (who we did not know) if we could take her 9 year old son 20 minutes away to interpret for us. She said "of course, of course." They just let anybody into their house and never worry about crime. I have seen a few men fighting in Zimbabwe and they are actually really funny cause all they do is flap their hands at each other like they are swatting at flies. They are just such a peaceful people.  Now that I have lived here over 6 months I do not have any fear of being in Zimbabwe. Except the hospitals. The hospital in Kadoma is scary. There are naked pictures of people showing really bad cases of infections and diseases. There are bugs everywhere and the cots and stretchers are covered in yucky looking stuff. 

This is Elvis and Primrose.

 Elvis was just Baptized on Sunday!


Primrose smiling!! She's so sweet!! She's 7 years old.

I had 3 braids put in the front of my hair! It hurts to get them put in, but luckily they can be taken out in 3 seconds!!

Grandma Mathews requested a picture of some adults, here's 3 mama's!! :)

๐Ÿ“ธElvis wanted to take some shots of me!!

The moon was unbelievable!!

Teaching is hard here in Zim cause in the Zimbabwe culture you have to agree with anyone who is older than you. Even if someone is just a few years older than you they are your elder and you don't "argue" with your elder. So if we try to teach some doctrine that they don't agree with it becomes difficult because culturally we can't tell them any different without being seen as disrespectful. I have had guys say to me, "I am you elder and you must believe what I say."

Elder Richardson helped a guy with his car.

I played this boy Nigel, in Draft, a Zimbabwean Checkers game, and the kid WRECKED me every time. He's 10 years old and was beating me in a checkers game. I promised to come back and BEAT him, which I probably never will be able to hahah.

 A typical Zimbabwean American dollar. 

The kids I helped make Chibaki! We raced to see who could get the maize off the stalk first, they beat me quite a bit! 

My hands after the Chibaki.

The Lizard was eating my grape that I threw at it. 

 The grape eaten by the lizard!! 

A nasty praying mantis. 

Sliced my finger open! I was trying to open a door with a glass handle and it shattered in my hand. No stitches, the cuts were small, just super deep.
(The REAL story--- his comps were pranking him and locked him out...then when he tried to turn the glass handle hard enough to open the door it broke... BOYS!)

The monkeys are back!!!! I left my watermelon outside and the monkey started eating it! Dang Monkey!!!

We made a pizza, and it was okay! Cheese in Zimbabwe just isn't the same.

Love this huge frog!! 

An awesome Zimbabwe hat I bought today!!

Interesting Zim fact. Every single car or taxi I have been in, the gas level is always below 1/4 a tank and usually just barely above the E. They pick up people to make a few bucks then put a couple dollars of gas in the tank, and then go pick up more people. They say they save money that way.