Elder D. Andrew Greenman

Our son, Elder Andrew Greenman, has been called to serve in the Mozambique Maputo Mission. He has asked me to create this blog so that you, the reader, can read his letters to home. His current writing address is found below along with the most recent letter.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Audits, Ñoquis and Turtles...

The audit and financial training went well this past week, and by well I mean crazy.   This past week has been filled with long days and all of them in the mission office.  Emily Sehloho, from South Africa came to do the audit and give us training.  Give one whole day of training just to learn how to pronounce her last name.  Just kidding, but her last name is really hard to pronounce, it doesn’t seem like it, but her last name is actually dialect.  I think it’s Zulu.  Anyway, her last name is not pronounce the way its spelled.
Last Monday our training started right after lunch.  We went straight into some training on budget coding and IMOS (Internet Mission Office System)  Little by little it dawned on me that the office Elders are going to be responsible for all the financial part of the mission.   It’s going to be a pretty big load, but I look forward to it.  Next week I should be getting my next companion, and I can only hope he’ll be ready.    Maybe, just maybe it will be Elder Keck.   Let me tell you a little about him.  First off he is awesome.  He and I are going to start business after the mission.  He’s from Kaysville Utah, but also a traitor because he’s not a Davis Dart, he went to Layton high.  And Mom, do you know a Holly Palmer?  Who went to davis high? 
Also dad, did you know an Elder Brogan while in Argentina.  Apparently my companion’s dad also served in Argentina and probably at the same time.   We’ve enjoyed talking to eachother about how our parents served in Argentina, in fact the other day we made noquis which were absolutely divine. 
The other day at the office when Elder Brogan and I were walking in the door, we noticed a turtle out on the grass.  We asked the guard how many there were here.  He said that there were three, two females and 1 man turtle.  We asked him how he knew if they were female or male.  He said something that we didn’t understand so we moved on to ask him if he had named them.  He said no, so we left him with the challenge to name them before the next day.  When we arrived the following day he said he had named two of them Franky and Anabella.  Elder Brogan and I named the third one Arlene.
This letter is little random this week.  It’s because we had no  time to work in our area this week, and its really hard to write a whole letter on an audit.
One plus about working in the office is that I get letters way more often, and don’t have to wait from them to be taken up north.  In fact most of the letters I’m getting are received within five days of being written.  Mail from the US comes in on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Elder Greenman
Missão Moçambique Maputo
1116 Caixa Postal
Correio Central
Maputo Moçambique Africa

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