Tuesday, August 21, 2012
20 August 2012
welp, i hit my year mark and nothing blew up so i guess i'll stay here for another year :P actually im getting kinda nervous for december, if the world ends we only have about 4 months left to live. i talked to someone who believe that the Mayans got it right. she said if obama gets reelected then "of course" the world will end! haha, she was serious though lol.
elder weaver and i are still trying to figure out our area. i think we've got the ZL thing down, but two new wards is giving us trouble still.we'll figure it out though.
we went to a baptism in the samoan ward on saturday and then after the baptism the whole ward hung out and had a party. all day. we didnt stay the whole time but it was pretty fun! all of them were really good at volleyball! even the old ladies were playing and kicking booty. they had weirder food than at our dinners though. they had these thick transparent noodles that looked like worms, they tasted ok but looked weird. and for desert they had cake with scrambled raw eggs on top. i didnt eat that.
but they are really fun loving people. we didnt understand a lot of what was being said, most of the older people dont speak any english, but when someone told a joke, EVERYONE laughed, and somebody was always telling a joke. or doing a silly dance move! i learned some great dance moves from some of the old ladies lol.
this coming week we have zone conference, which should be fun, and we have samoan dinners all week! pray for us lol.
and we're going to be knocking a lot of doors. i hate knocking doors! i love teaching, but hate knocking. i think i dont like it because its so ineffective. we're working on becoming better at it so that it becomes more effective. plus its hard to even find people at home, between weird work schedules that everyone has around here and summer vacation, no one is ever at home. we're excited for school to start so that people come back to town. i dont blame them for leaving though, who wants to be in vegas during the summer?
hopefully it cools down soon. we figure we probably still have another month of 100+
we're trying to think of fun things to do on pdays with our zone. the people in the zone dont like sports and there are not very many of us, so we're struggling to come up with things to do. let me know if you have any ideas.
i hope everyone is ready for school again, have fun! i'll send some prayers your way :)
elder donovan :)
oh, and next week i'll be emailing on wednesday, it'll be temple day next week :)