|Chicken Feet Taste Weird....|
|Look...they have tiny fingernails.|
Just another week in Africa. Where to begin? Spring is beginning over here in Daveyton. This week it rained and rained for a couple days- flooding the streets with mud trash and water. I really can't wait for the summer though, wayyyy too cold right now. Winter's kinda rough if you don't have any snow; And since there's no such thing as Heating systems over here, everyone burns wood in their stoves to keep warm- and I'm kinda sick of getting back to our flat everyday smelling like we just smoked 12 packs of cigarettes. But regardless, it's going well. Lots and lots of challenges, but lots and lots of happy moments as well.I did a lot of new things this week- I learned to drive on the left side of the road, which is an adventure in its own. Seriously probably one of the weirdest feelings in the whole world. I also ate chicken feet for the first time, which is preferable over worms and cow intestines I'm hearing but still none the less it was pretty wild. These locals chow down on these things like it's nothing. This 18 year old member named Nature, who is also the Young men's first counselor; gets these feet and seriously after he's done with them there's nothing left except the ankle bone. He eats the toes, toenails, everything. It's funny because back at home when I would eat chicken, I thought that I did a good job of getting the most out of it- but I get shambocked (scolded) over here all the time because you eat EVERYTHING. My fellow African missionaries even chew on the bone like a dog. Definitely gonna take some time getting used to- but hey I wouldn't have it any other way.
Anyways, big big thanks to everyone who has sent me pictures through the mail. Keep sending them!! Seriously it means so much. Anyways, also if you wanna be enlightened or uplifted or whatever the word is, read the story of the prodigal son. Gives me lots of hope. Have a great week everyone. Saligahle from Africa.-(Elder) Tanner Clegg
|sunset after a rainy day|
Area 1: Daveyton
Trainer: Elder Spencer Smith
|Sunset in South Africa|
|P-day activity with the Zone|
|Elder Kewuti in an old abandoned structure|
MOM's NOTE: Thanks for all your support on behalf of Tanner. He's not loving the food over there. And his companion, Elder Smith, wrote this last week in his blog.
"As far as funny food stories go, Clegg doesn’t like pap so he has a long 2 years ahead of him....
I can remember that as well haha but he'll adjust! "
|Pap (also known as mieliepap) is a traditional porridge/polenta made ground maize (corn.) It looks like mashed potatoes in the photo above. They eat it with almost every meal.|
In fact, he wrote several things about Tanner...that were really cool to read. He's a great trainer, and he even irons Tanner's shirt for him every morning. What a stud!