|Package from Richard (his brother) Peanut butter wrapped in a roll of duct tape|
Well, there's now 11 days left in January and it's going to go quick. We've had some cool experiences this week as well as the training that we had in Bratislava on We
dnesday. It was cool to be there but when we came back it was just nice to be home again. It was rather funny on Tuesday when we had to leave for Bratislava because the sisters here were on a diet where they wouldn't eat any starches or sugars and they didn't have a cheat day. However on trains it becomes rather difficult not to do that because you're in a seat for 6 hours and you're starving and you have to bring some food for the train ride or else you'll starve and die. I was going to make cookies for the ride but they told me the night before not to so they could keep their diet. So Tuesday morning we go and buy our food from the grocery store and we prepare to get on the train and all of a sudden the sisters bring out their food and told us that they have abolished the diet and they're not following it any more haha. Probably partly because of the lack of sugar and partly because of all of our teasing (probably the most of it being mine). And then the rest of the trip both sisters were constantly asking us for chocolate or something, But we had already eaten all of our sugar stuff. So because of them being off the diet we were all able to enjoy a nice juicy big burger on Friday, which I am so very grateful for. It is so delicious. We've already decided to go there several times the last week before transfers just in case one of us (Elder Christensen) leaves. I also received the package from Richard, 3 packets of seasonings and a giant duct taped roll of something, which took me probably 45 minutes to pull off,( if only I could buy duct tape here to get him back for that.) But when I got all the duct tape off, it was a giant jar of PEANUT BUTTER. I was so happy when I found out what it was. Elder Christensen had bought some peanut butter from here and it's just not very good, and peanut butter from America is just magnificent. I am also stocked with enough taco seasoning forever so thank you for that too. So that's the food report for this week.
The rest of this week was also awesome because we had a meeting with a young girl who was just very open and really cool and didn't have a lot to say or questions so I figured she wouldn't talk to us again but I would still try to set up with her. So I called her yesterday and she is very willing to meet again and is coming to FHE tonight! So it's just really cool with her, she's actually only 16 so we'll have to be careful with her. We're trying to get her mom to meet with us because she says her mom knows all about us meeting and actually wanted to come to the first meeting so we're looking forward to that. It's nice to teach lessons and actually talk the language. I always feel better when I have the oppurtunity to jsut communicate in Slovak without any worries of people grading my Slovak or anything so I'm pretty content with that.
The rest of these last 2 weeks I'm looking forward to really finding more people and building up this area for the next group. I want to leave this place better than when I found it and I have faith that it will happen. I'ts been a little tough at the begining to really see what effect this mission will have on me and why I'm out here but I've finally caught it and understand. And I'm grateful for it, that's my favorite thing. I'm so grateful for it already. I love all of you and hope you're safe. Good luck with everything!