Monday, November 21, 2011

Monday November 21, 2011: Elder Bowles

Dear Mom and Dad:

We have a lot of work to do in our area.  Right now we are just getting to know the leadership of the ward.  So once we know who is in the leadership then we can visit them and have them participate in some kind of missionary work.  We did not teach a lot but this week we have 8 set appointments with some of the leadership of the ward.  So it is slowly progressing.  My companion is from Idaho Falls and has been out on his mission the same as me.  Yes we cover two wards.  5 hours of church........  Can get kind of sleepy at the last hour.  First one starts at 8:00am in the morning and the second one starts at 12:00pm.  First one is Tongan and I don't understand a word in Sacrament Meeting.  And the second one is English.  Thank goodness I can understand in this ward!

It rained so much it was pounding like it was never going to stop.  Luckily we were in church.  During the last hour in Priesthood Meeting we forgot something in the car.  So we go out of the the room by the gym and we see that the floor is wet.  We are like oh no the roof is leaking.  Then a couple minutes later there was water coming out of the lights.  Just like a waterfall.  There were a couple of lights and water just starting coming out of those lights too.  It was a waterfall in that room.  The floor was getting pretty wet.  So we got some trashcans  to keep it from dripping on the floor and got the floor cleaned up.  That is my crazy experience in church.  We had a waterfall in the church building.  At the same time it is not a good thing for water to come into the building.  So hopefully they are going to do something about it.  That was the one experience that happened this week.  We are still getting used to the area.  Interesting things can happen when you are a missionary.  Tell Spencer to stay strong and it will go by fast.  I want to express my love to everyone and have a wonderful Thanksgiving.  Yes we are getting fed on Thanksgiving.  We have 2 dinner appointments and I am going to be so full on that day.  I am going to gain lots of weight on that day.  I will just run harder!!  I love you and again have a great week.  Happy Thanksgiving. 

Love Elder Bowles

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