Thursday, March 25, 2010

Cockroaches and More Cockroaches

Hola hola hola,

sounds like you guys are all doing good and working a lot. the transfer ends in 2.5 weeks so time is flying by. but no thats ok, you dont need to send any steaks or hot dogs. i got a lot of food and but italian spiced sausage every week so please no. but speaking of food, about two weeks ago i bought 10 mangos for 5 bucks at the italian market and bananas every week. but every morning i have a protein shake with mango and banana, ice cream milk, and the protein powder. im not gonna lie dad i think our little blender works as delicious of miracles as the blender you got. theyre really good shakes.

but also we have found these dominicans here in south philly and they own a corner store. and in all the corner stores they have a little kitchen in the back where you can order cheese steaks, hamburgers, and everything else. so the people we are teaching have friends who own a store a block away and they sell cheese steaks for 2 dollars. so elder glover and i have had 2 cheese steaks this past week which are pretty good for 2 bucks. but south philly food is the best man we got everything here.

this past sunday we had stake conference and of course no one showed up from our little branch because of traveling about 20 blocks but it was really cool and they released one of the counselors to the stake president. the counselor they released i have had the opportunity to know and have a relationship with him because he speaks spanish and has come to our branch a couple times. but he was released and the area 70 member was there too. it was President Eyring's son Elder Eyring and i had a good talk with him before the conference because he speaks spanish too. but that was cool to meet him and learn about him.

The most exciting thing that happened this past week was on monday and tuesday. we have district meeting at the church and so Elder Glover and I get to the church on monday early before we start and we turn on the lights and are going to our room when i see this thing in the middle of the hall way and its about 2 inches long an inch wide and dark brown. we get closer and see that its a cockroach. haha someone did a bomb in the building and killed a lot of the cockroaches in the building so we went around and there were about 10 on monday that were almost dead, still alive a little bit. but then we came back on tuesday night for mission correlation with the ward mission leader and before we had the meeting we got on the roof of the church with our branch mission leader and looked at the city. but then we went down and as we turn on the lights down the hallway again, theres the cockroaches. there were about another dozen that night and the best part was my companion and the other english elder freaking out because they were so scared of the cockroaches. they would look at em and then one of em would jump or flinch cuz they thought they saw another one and then the other would freak out and run. it was rediculous and i thought we were in girl scouts for a minute. it was like waving a dead badger by sarah and her not wanting anything to do with it.

but as for the work, things are going great and we have found a lot of really sweet people to teach and unfortunately a lot have sifted themselves out. but things are going great and we're excited for conference. we have had some great lessons though where people have opened up and you can see the Spirit working inside them and answering their questions. its been rough though trying to go back and see them and they are never there because of work schedules. but all is well and we're doing great. hope you guys have a good week and thanks so much for the package. im saving it for sunday to have a nice sunday meal.

tengan la fe para superar los problemas que tienen y Dios les ayudara. hasta luego.


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