This week during my language study I was looking at the equivelant of funny phrases "tear someone apart" and "we ran into somebody on the street" and I found the equal to "just go with the flow." That quickly became my motto as stuff continued to just fall apart and soon I just started serving to serve and didn't care about my level of success anymore. Like for instance we were coming back from a meeting late because someone else had messed up and it was out of our control, then the bus broke down and we missed lunch and pretty much everything else and I just looked at my comp and was like "dude, just go with the flow." After a whole week of that, everything came together in a miraculous way and in 2 days we did everything we had planned for the whole week. Pretty neat. Moral of the story: the Lord does his own work and we are just here to witness it in the end.
In other news, yes I read all letters sent by all men women and children. Especially family. Grandma Velma wins the contest for most letters sent I think. Sometimes I get like 2 or 3 at a time. That is always a good feeling. shout out. But yeah I read them all and I just don't always respond because of time restrictions or the fact that everyone reads my emails and nothing else really goes on during the week other than what I say in my emails.
Also I thought it was way funny that mom said she was saving up money for me. Don't do that, because I should probably earn my own money as much as possible when I get home. If you want to give me money, take all the stereo out of my car and sell the car to a junkyard and leave the stereo in my room with the cash on top of it. If you HAVE to give me something, just buy me more tools. I was thinking the other day and I will probably just join the army to pay for college and be a helicopter pilot or something and then buy broken cars and fix/sell them during the summers to get some extra cash. I figure that will give me a lot of technical knowledge and be fun and if I can get good enough to turn around a couple cars a month I could get like $8,000-10,000 a summer. Then I was thinking the other day as I was stretching, I think it would be way funny to train as a bodyflow/yoga instructor and do that while I am at college to get some spending money/entertain myself. In my head the yoga thing is wayyyy funny.
So basically I don't think I need money, especially given that I always find a way to put stuff together for pretty cheap (car=$900;nice computer=$150;monocle=$-44, because I made $44 off of that somehow.). I am all set with those plans. THEY ARE FLAWLESS. So just buy tools and sign me up for a welding class at CBC when I get home. My life will be complete. Oh, and I will also accept a fried egg.
Recently we got an "assistant to the ward mission leader" and he is really funny. I went to his house yesterday with my comp to talk to him about what we'll do this week and I got him to laugh so hard that he cried and probably almost had a heart attack. He's way old and way fat and smoked about 40 cigarrets a day/was almost never sober/fought a lot about 6 or 7 years ago. Now he is a hilarious member of the church that helps us a ton because he is RETIRED and has A CAR. Those words are sweet to my ears. Also behind his house there are a ton of ugly ducks and chickens that I chase around and that is fun. Also he has a bunch of fruit trees like banana and guava and stuff and lets us eat them. Pretty much the best thing ever. We are best friends.
I got the package. Yay for pictures and cake and smores. We are going to have a zone part for 4th of july and I will utilize the stuff so I don't have to buy anything.
also I am sending a CD full of pictures. There is probably 520 photos on there and I finally got an envelope with bubble wrap on the inside so I can send it. I will send it today.
what else... tomorrow the president switches. That should be cool. Also I am teaching another millionaire and his family. A reference of Carlos Martinz who is SUPER influential in brazil. Sadly they too do not live in my area and after they decide to go to church and be baptized I will pass the reference to their real missionaries. They have a big house. They rent out their property to do church camps of 400 people just to give you an idea. I'll try to get a picture of that.
Other than that, I can't really think of much else.
I love you all. Laters.
P.S. skittles was a good idea. well done.