Dear Mom and Dad:
Wow, Cooper is going to the Paris France Mission-- that will be a interesting mission. He is going half way across the world. Good thing I will be back before he leaves to go on his mission.
Now with the duck eggs, there was a family from another district that wanted to feed all the missionaries and you have the option to eat the egg. I guess they have done it before and they do it every 4 months or so but it was gross. I have the thing on tape. One of the members taped it for us. The reason I could not send it last week was that I didn't have a special envelope to put it in. So today I am going to get one and send it you. Bring the whole family to watch it, it is something to watch and it is disgusting. I did it!!!!
The district is awesome. I got to teach them two times. It is a new thing to me but it's all right-- everything is going well. We are going to have 2 baptisms coming up in our district. Our district is doing good and working hard. There are 9 people in our district. As a district leader I also do the baptismal interview and it is fun. Everything is going well.
My other companion is Elder Russell and he is from Denver Colorado. He has been a member all his life and he has been in the mission field for 3 months. He was in the Huntington Beach 1st ward and he transferred over to fountain valley 3rd just right next door. In a trio it is kind of tight, we have 3 beds in our room and they are literally like 1 inch apart from each other, so it makes the room kind of tight.
We had a very good Thanksgiving dinner. A young family fed us a good meal and it was fantastic. The young family moved in about 4 months ago so they fed us. It is great to get a nice Meal--l turkey, gravy, all the yummy stuff. It is nice to get fed by the members every single night-- I am thankful for that. If that didn't happen I will be doomed because my cooking is horrible. A good week-- Elder Otis leaves in one week because he is almost done with his mission. He has been getting sick on and off, I guess it the stress he is having.
I don't remember what happened this week it went by really fast. It is really strange that I don't remember a really fast week. I'll send you that dvd of us eating balloot-- it should get there on Thursday or Friday. Prepare yourself!
Thanks for all the updates mom and dad, you are the best.
Talk to you next week.
Love Elder Bowles