Thursday, October 15, 2009

Finger almost bitten off by chiwawah

whats up everyone? so today is a pretty depressing day in reading PA. its been raining all day, we arent going to be able to do anything fun today like play volibol or basketball, just eat write and eat some more so we're going to have to work out hard tomorrow morning to burn this off. but other than that all is well,

earlier today at 9 we packed up our stuff for studies and also our clothes to wash and walked down to this members house. she lets us wash our clothes there and then while our clothes were being washed we study in the basement. then at 11 we went with a different member to Giant which is just like albertsons to buy food. he has a mercedes and is a really awesome guy so its fun being with him, but after we bought cookies, doughnuts, pop tarts and candy for the week he drove us back and we dropped our stuff off at our house. then he drove us down here to the library and now we're writing you guys.

but after this we're going to these outlet stores right across the street that are suppose to be really awesome and we're gonna buy scarfs, and other winter stuff. because yesterday we had a problem because it was probably a high of 50 and was pretty cold just walkin around. my stupid bike broke so we cant ride em anymore. just walk. but my back rim was bent a little bit and then from all the bumps in the roads and sidewalks and the patch we put on the tube, we think, has caused the rim spokes to loosen and some of them break. so my back tire yesterday was wobbling all over the place so it was bad. but p days are always like this in the mornings and then from like 2- 6 is up in the air to what we're going to do depending on the circumstances. but then at six we start proselyting again and have appts with people.

but the trees are starting to change colors and its pretty bonita aqui en la area. but not all of em are turning, its still pretty green, give it a week and it'll be muy bonita. but as for meals we probably average like 2 meals a week at a members house, but most of the time we cook our own stuff.

it was cool on tuesday we went with elder merrill on splits and he wanted to go to this chinese buffet that he said was really good. so we went and it was 7 bucks a person and was an awesome idea. it was the best chinese buffet id ever been to and everything was clean, there was a sushi bar with a bunch of different rolls, and then every other chinese food you could think of was there. so after stuffing ourselves we were eating some ice cream and one of the waitresses came up to us and told us that someone paid our ticket for us. so some old guy did it and we were all excited and stuff it was pretty cool.

but ya we cook everything ourselves mostly, i eat a lot of eggs, sandwiches, and pasta. we have a branch in our area thats it. so its pretty fun and its going to be a ward soon so we'll see what happens this stake conference in a week or two. for stake conference Elder Nelson is coming to it and also coming to talk to our mission so that is going to be sweet.

Sundays we have a meeting with the leaders at 1130 so we do our studys till 11 and then leave, then church starts at 1. then from 4-6 we have break or dinners sometimes. then from 6-9 we teach and find people. we have a meeting every wednesday and sunday with our ward mission leader and we teach a couple lessons with him a week so ya we work with him a lot id say. ive only had to give one talk so far and have never given my testimony or anything else in sacrament, they do make us participate in the doctrine principles class because the past few weeks they've been talking about eternal marraige and families and stuff like that so they make fun of us and tell us to pay close attention for the future.

but ya all is well, we are teaching some really awesome investigators right now and it is awesome to see the changes in their lives and the joy they feel from it. we havent had any crazy experiences but i did almost get my finger biten off by a chiwawah yesterday so that was funny. but we are doing good and the transfer is almost over so thats crazy, hopefully we'll be getting a car in a few weeks but we'll see. we have had some great learning experiences though and are doing good, it makes you feel good when someone tells you that the way you taught them helped them to clear up a lot of stuff and they can understand it now. but all is well in reading PA. the gospel is perfect, just not the members. read the book of mormon.

love you guys. norman -----

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