Elder McClellan is safely in his first area! We received the following from his Mission President:
"I am pleased to inform you that your friend, Elder Kelly McClellan, has arrived in the South Africa Johannesburg Mission and he is doing wonderfully. We are delighted to have him serving with us in the Mission. Elder McClellan will serve initially in the Seshego Area of the Northeast Zone. His companion and trainer is Elder Shane Ammon Wadsworth, from Idaho, United States.
Uplifting and supportive letters from home are important to missionaries. We encourage you to write or e-mail your friend weekly. His mailing address throughout his mission will be -
Elder Kelly McClellan
South Africa Johannesburg Mission
Private Bag X4
Ansfrere 1711, South Africa
Packages should be labeled “Missionary Supplies” and valued less than $40.00 to avoid high custom charges. For secure items please use FedEx and the physical address: 3 Phillips Avenue, Discovery 1709, South Africa.
We appreciate your support of your missionary and thank you for sharing him with the South Africa Johannesburg Mission. I have included a picture of your missionary with Sister Omer and myself.
S. Craig Omer, President
South Africa Johannesburg Mission"
I highlighted the special directions for mail - Elder McClellan has a limited budget, we definitely don't want him to have to pay high custom charges! The easiest way to communicate is through email; if you do not have his missionary email address, leave a comment and I will send it to you.
I found the following information on Wikipedia (full link here):
* Seshego is a town in the Limpopo province, Capricorn district, Polokwane municipality of South Africa.
* In 2011 its population was 83,863.
* The town’s industries produce food, beverages, tobacco, textiles, wearing apparel, leather goods, wood and wood products, fabricated metal products, machinery, and equipment.
Here is a map from Bing:
I am sure Elder McClellan will have some interesting observations for us on Monday!