Friday, April 9, 2010

People are Like Mama Cows

Hola hola,

"Oh the weather outside is humid, and the heat is so exhausting. But since we've no place to go, let it blow, let it blow, let it blow."

I wish we had the 50 degree and windy weather like you guys. man its been hard changing to this type of weather and having to sleep when you're sticky. but its good and there are a ton of people outside so that helps a lot. but this week is the last week of the transfer so i have no idea what is going to happen. either one of us could be gone so we'll see. but im thinking im going to stay one more transfer and then leave but we'll see.

But this past week was really good. we had a great time at conference, i hope you guys enjoyed it. my favorite talk was President Uchtdorf on Patience, and Elder Hales. Also the member of the 70 who gave the story of the cows and the Snake River was a great talk. but with President Uchtdorfs talk I felt like he was talking right to me. the day before we had interviews with President Murray and it was a great interview, but we talked about patience and President Uchtdorfs talk was the icing on the cake.

but speaking of cows and how calves stick to their moms. since i have been on my mission ive thought about this relation a lot. the people here remind me momma cows and how they just moap around and then freak out if someone messes with their calves. but also people here look like em too. there is this one guy who we see off and on who looks just like an old black angus. but its funny to see the similarity between people's actions and features, and then cows. you might think im weird but theyre actually a bit similar.

this past week we have taught a lot and been able to help a lot of less actives feel the Spirit in their homes again and help them see what they need to do to get rid of the dark cloud that covers them. We had an interesting experience in a lesson on monday with a less active who i get along with pretty well. As soon as we started teaching and asking him questions, something hit him and he just sat there and started to cry a little bit. we just kind of ignored him for a moment and talked to his wife. then he began asking us some deep questions about humility and personal questions. after we answered the questions and read some scriptures, he seemed clear. he looked as if he felt free and wasnt worrying about work or the struggles in his life. he just felt as if he was at peace because he knew what he needed to do. but he then was talking to us about what he wants to do and he said that the city is making him go crazy. all the stuff the goes around here and his schedule is making him turn into an animal and he doesnt like it. he said all he wanted to do was go back to mexico to where his wife is from, sit on the porch and read the scriptures while looking out into the fields. so i thought about that and then how blessed we are that we dont have to live over here in the east coast and that we have a background of farming and being outside a lot in dirt, not concrete. also how we are part of this tiny percent of people in the world that knows the fullness of the gospel and we were chosen to come here at this time. its pretty crazy that we were chosen and not some other people. what are the chances that we were lucky enough to have grandparents that worked to come to america and then cross the plains and accept the gospel. i dont know man its pretty cool and we are really blessed with what we have and who we are.

so i hope you guys have a great week and stay out of trouble. hopefully next time i write i'll still be here in philly. thanks for the package and the food. i havent made the curry yet, but the crackers and cheese are already gone. you guys are "doing a great work and cannot come down."



oh and no we dont have cockroaches in the house. but write down that i need to tell you about my companion and his fear of mice. also pigeons. And a cheese steak is just thin beef that you fry with out oil and then chop it up and mix it all together. the bun is a long roll, like an italian sandwich bread. while the meat is on the pan and is about ready to be done, you put the cheese on top of it and let it melt a little, right after you put the cheese on the meat, put the sandwich bread on top of the cheese and meat and it heats up the bread a little bit. then when its melted and the meats done, put the spatchula under it and get as much meat and you can in the sandwich. then put the rest in after you got it out. but a lot of places put cheese whiz on the sandwiches and its pretty good so you could try that. but you can get onions, green peppers, red peppers, jalepenos. i always get banana peppers, ketchup, and cheese.

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