Thursday, November 28, 2013

Safely in Johannesburg!

(The previous posts were written by Shannon.  From here on out, they will be letters directly from Elder McClellan!)
I got here safely as did my luggage. The flights were long, cramped, loud and uncomfortable. I was alone until I had been at Heathrow for about 5 hours. I then bumped into a group of about 15 missionaries. I'm super excited and am already having fun, Today is kind of just an orientation day. My companion is about half my height but super black. I have no clue how to say his name haha, hopefully I'll have it down by the end of the day.
I've been feeling the Spirit super strong, I spent quite a bit of time journaling and reading my scriptures while traveling. I've only slept 4 hours in the past two days so I am incredibly tired. Can't wait for bed tonight! I talked to 3 or 4 awesome people while traveling, unfortunately I do not have the time to tell you all about it at this moment.
ITS HOT! They dun lied haha, I really really wish I could shave and take a shower right now. The mtc is super small, 32 elders and sisters in total. I think there are only 4-6 sisters. The food for lunch today was amazing! No clue what it was but it was tasty. 
I'm feeling fairly sick right now, probably from lack of sleep. Hope you all are doing well! Can't send pictures until I'm out of the mtc, the internet is really bad. I've been thinking about and praying for you guys a lot!
Elder McClellan 


  1. Thank you for keeping this up Shannon, I have been wondering how he is doing and hoping all his travelling went well. I'm excited to read more of his letters as time goes on :) He is going to be an amazing missionary!

  2. Kelly, we are all so proud of you and love seeing your big smile. Hope your having a wonderful time. Can't wait to hear from you Son, love you with ALL my heart! Love Mom