Monday, August 11, 2014

start the day off with an adventure

     So we start the day off with an adventure. Transfers came in this
last week and it ended up being that in our ward and district
everybody ended up being transferredexcept for me. they took out the
sisters and my mini went home. So it left me with getting 3 elders
today. The best of it  was today in the morning. They had told me i
would be going to the bus terminal to pick all 3 of my companions up.
Well it got to be about 1130 and we started to worry that my companion
wasnt there. He was supposed to be there at 930 and we had heard that
he actually had arrived there. After 2 hours of waiting no one knew
where my companion was and he was without a cell phone and no way to
call anyone or get in contact with us. So i was worried they had sent
my companion to some weird spot in the city where he was lost and
scared in the big city. Well gladly after 2 hours and a few frantic
phone calls, a member passed by the pension and found him waiting
patiently in front of the apartment door. we then flew over there so
he wouldn't be alone for too long and we finally got settled in.
   My new companions name is Elder Lactoure. He is from Parker
Colorado, about an hour away from Denver. He played tennis in High
School and loves to ski and mountain bike. an outdoorsy type of
person. i haven't had too much time to get to know him but i have a
feeling that we are just going to get to work and that we are going to
have some of the best times of our lives together.
   This last week has been filled with service projects. We had 3
different service projects this week and sadly i didn't bring my camera
so i couldnt get some good pictures to prove what i was doing. but it
all started tuesday when we cut down a willow for one of the members.
There are some branches that are precariously perched and he wanted to
cut them down before they fell into his house in the wind. so my
companion went up the tree and cut the branches and i was on the
ground breaking them into smaller bits so we could fit them into
garbage bags, we didn't finish that part because there are still a ton
of little branches and there isn't the great convenience of having
trash bins in your house.´
  other service was this friday we had to opportunity to sand the wall
of a member who is going to paint his house this week. the best part
about it was that while we were doing it, i cooked cinnamon rolls and
he was cooking an Argentine Asado. So pretty much we enjoyed the whole
Gringo Argentine experience with a good ole service project and
barbeque with a good fattening dessert. We were covered in dust
though. My clothes were completely white, it looked like we had
snuffed cocaine as well when we took of the masks because some of the
dust had entered in our face covers and only had the white powder
around our nose. it was super funny.
   and the final one was the same project we have been dong for the
last 3 weeks. we have been trying to put this electrical tubing in the
house of a member and we finally got everything placed and ready for
cables this last week. We got so much done that day. we had 4 people
or 2 groups of 2 people doing different rooms and we got things done
so fast. we cleaned up all the walls, and put the plastic tubing in,
and cemented them into the wall. this week they will be getting
someone to do all the connections and i will be finally able to see
the complete project and i will feel so happy just to see a light
switch multiple appliances running at one time. i will try to take a
picture of it sometime this week.
      Well i love you all so much and i am so excited for this
transfer and the weeks to come. i hope that everyone has a wonderful
week and i hope that everyone just has a happy wonderful time.
     Elder Cook

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