This week was a little different. Let me just say first off I am really sorry that my letters from last week are taking so long. We just never had time to send them off and then I thought I had sent them but then I saw them. I am really really sorry. HAPPY FATHERS DAY!!! It's really different being away for Mother's and Father's Day. I hope that all of the fathers had a great Father's Day.
Elder Voeks had more sickness problems this week. He feels way better now though. Our investigators are doing well. They are all good people. The missionaries here are working really hard and are doing so well. Overall everything is going really well.
President and sister Allred are leaving in a week. Everyone is really sad about it. They are both so great. One of my zone leaders, Elder Funk, and my district leader, Elder Taufa, are leaving this week. I haven't sent my memory card home yet because I want to take pictures with Elder Taufa before he leaves. We are going on exchanges tomorrow. He is awesome.
Not much to tell about this week. I went on exchanges with Elder Whipple who is one of the assistants to the president the other day. We drove through a neighborhood with the biggest and coolest houses I have ever seen. I wish I would have had my camera. The houses were huge. They had gates and were mansions for sure. A little big for my taste but really awesome.
The weather down here hasn't been too bad this week. It really hasn't been humid even though it has been hot. There hasn't been any rain or thunderstorms. I haven't seen rain for 2 months!!! Life feels so strange without rain. It's just a completely different world. We are not going to have rain or thunder anytime in the next week according to what we have heard.
I love our ward. There are some great familys and the bishop is a wonderful man. Almost everyone is genuinely kind and loving toward each other. There are some interesting people however. It is just a fun ward to be in. Some of the members in our ward are such amazing cooks. I have had some delicious meals while I have been here. However I miss my parents cooking so much. It was always really good.
Anyway. STORY TIME!! Elder Voeks has been having trouble falling asleep for the past week and a half. So he was told by President Allred to start taking Tylenol P.M. In some cases the first night you take it it can make you a little loopy. So Elder Voeks decided to take it. About a half and hour later I turn off the light to go to sleep. Elder Voeks then starts saying how he can't go to sleep and how he just wants to talk. He is so loopy at this point. I don't want to say he was high (sp?) but he totally was. He started saying the most random and hilarious things. He would start talking about one thing and then he would talk about another thing completally different than the previous subject. I was laughing so hard at some of the things he was saying. Yet I was trying to be quite because I knew that eventually he would fall asleep.
He said so many things that were funny but I will talk about a few. He started talking to me about how we can only pray in one place. Then I was playing along at the time and told him that we could pray anywhere. He then swore at me. It was hilarious. Elder Voeks is such a good guy and is always so respectable that I was shocked when he said what he said to me. He had no control over anything he did or said. A few minutes later he started throwing things at me from his side of the room. I had to take all of the stuff off of his table next to his bed. Then he tried to call President Allred to tell him that he wasn't asleep. I had to yank the phone out of his hands. I was so worried that he was going to do something really stupid because he was so unpredictable. After a few more minutes of talking he said he needed water. I told him I would get it but he said he wanted to and sounded more mentally together than he did before. He takes one step off of his bed and falls to the ground. I say his name a few times then turn on the light. He then says "I think I am on the floor." I help him back into his bed and turn off the light. A few minutes later he gets mad at me and asks me why I pushed him out of his bed. Eventually he fell asleep. I wish that I could have had a tape recorder for all of the things that he said. It was so funny. So long story short he slept wonderfully and has been feeling progressively better ever since.
Our investigators are doing well. Cathy is really working hard to get baptized. It is a great area. I have said this a million times but it really is. Most of the people are great and the missionaries are all awesome. This mission has alot of really great missionaries. I am so blessed to be in this mission.
So life goes well. I was going to write more but my journal is in the car. I will send home my memory card this week. I really just want pictures with Elder Taufa before he leaves though. Again I apologize for sending my letters late. Especially my Father's Day card. I love you all and have a great week.
- ► 2010 (54)