Monday, December 2, 2013

Dec 2nd Letter

Sounds like everybody's weeks were pretty great. I had an incredible week! Thanksgiving was pretty crazy. In the morning we did some deep cleaning, at noon we had a dinner with the G's, a fun middle aged country couple. Sister G made some strawberry pretzel jello pie with whipped cream on top, and it was the most amazing stuff I have ever had. I think it's my new favorite dessert. Then we had another dinner at 3:30 with the L family, and she is a really good cook as well, so we were pretty stuffed. Her two kids are a lot like Amy and Beth when they were 7 and 9. Its super fun. We have dinner with them a lot. After dinner we just waddled on in the house and laid down cuz we weren't supposed to proselyte. I was full for the first time since my sophomore year of high school (unless you count Joy Wok chinese buffet when I had 12 full plates of food with the Helds... plus I think my stomach is about 3 sizes too small now)

Elder McHan fell asleep during our companionship prayer two nights ago. I was appalled. But not really. It was pretty funny though.

On Wednesday, I got the Thanksgiving package! I am really excited for that so thank you all very much. I love the cd, I really needed those pens (they are really nice too) and the candy is like manna. I haven't gotten to read the notes yet, since we are not supposed to open letters til Monday, but I will get to them today. I appreciate it! And the Greenwoods are gone?!?! That's so sad :( That's okay though they are closer to me now. I really appreciated the shirt they gave me and the support. I love them.

Also on Wednesday, our phone died at about 5:40, and we didn't get back to the apartment until 9. I was on my toes the entire night, because what if there was a hurricane!?!?! Nobody could warn us. Luckily nobody called though. And now we have a car charger. That day we were on exchange, and I was with Elder Hopkins. He is a lot like my friends in high school with his personality and hobbies, but more spiritual. We have way too much fun together. We accidentally stayed up til midnight laying in bed talking, so it was more like a sleepover than an exchange... Oops...

Then on Friday, I was on exchange with a missionary that has been out 3 months, is from Mexico, and is learning English. That was a great opportunity to improve my Spanish, and my leadership, and my teaching, because that's what I had to do all day! Haha. He made me feel good because he said that I sound like a native speaker when I read aloud in Spanish. That was while we did language study; he studied English while I studied Spanish, and we helped each other. It was a lot of fun. I wish I could do that more.

On Saturday, we had like a 'super-service' day. In the morning we got called to rush out and help somebody move, so we hurriedly changed to service clothes, moved them, then changed back to missionary clothes and taught a lesson, then we changed to painting clothes and painted, then we changed back to missionary clothes for dinner. After dinner, one of our investigators/friends' car broke down, and brought it up at the beginning of the lesson, so the member we were with said "Let's go fix it!" so we did. Let's just say we change clothes really fast.

Well, more and more people think I look like Superman now, and it's only fitting that my last name is Clark like Clark Kent. So that's what a lot of the ward calls me now. "Hey Superman come teach our friend the Gospel" or "Elder Kent can you lift my car please" but most of the time they just sit there and stare and wait for me to rip off my suit and take off my glasses and soar away or something.

Anyways, thanks for all the support and love and prayers. Sorry this week's letter has been really long it was a fun week!

Love you all,
Elder Clark the younger (aka Superman or Elder Kent)

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