Thursday, February 20, 2014

Week #26 ~YES, We do use electricity!

Hello Family,

So half of this week was pretty normal until Wednesday.

Wednesday.  Zone training and zone Olympics.  It was time for zone training but it was a little different, because of the zone Olympics.  The Olympics composes of jug curls, push ups, situps, stick pull, and ladders.   I competed in the stick pull and lost to an elder almost 1 1/2 times as big as me and elder Elison did the pushups and won.  It was pretty fun doing it because almost everyone was in the suits and ties.

 Thursday.  We have new restrictions on driving miles, like I explained last week.  SO we are doing a lot of walking.  We went to Clarinda and walked around from 10 to 4, so pretty much all day. My feet were cramping and my leg hurt from all of the walking and because of my pain we walked even more.  We also walked to Clarinda Academy ( its a juvenile delinquent center) and also the Clarinda prison that was next door to the Academy.  Later that day a member took us out to eat dinner.   While we were walking, a guy came out of his house when he saw us.  He told us that he really liked the wood carving that we do and also that he hates electricity.  We then told him that we, in fact, are not Amish, but missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saint and that we do use electricity every day.  He was not sure what to say to us and just kind of walked away. It was so funny!

I will send some pictures next time because I am emailing you at Bellview right now and don’t have a lot of time.

Happy past Valentines day!!

Loves to you, Elder Vance