Monday, December 2, 2013

Week 31:

Things are still pretty chilly out here.  Still not freezing but pretty nippy.  The russian darkness has settled.  Its about 9:15 here and the sun still isn't up yet.  It Gets dark around 5, and that is just the beginning, will be getting darker and darker.  People seem to be peaved at the weather and darkness making them less likely to talk to us.  It's funny because nobody lives in the cold like russians, but nobody hates the cold like russians.  They are babies about it sometimes, and if you don't dress right you are going to get yelled at by somebody.  This week was pretty decent, last monday had a lesson with a guy who we already knew was weird but now we are pretty sure he is in love with the taliban.  Which is bad.  Then the next day we met with a super cool guy who was awesome.  Young guy that dresses fresh as heck, builds furniture with his bare hands, likes camping, has a great understanding of God and stuff already; and most importantly... He's not crazy!!!  Cool guy, hope we can meet up with him again.  After that the lessons stopped, which was a bummer.  Happens though.  Antropov is doing aight, still not peachy.  This week the branch put on a sweet activity that was like a show  overview of the 50's through 80's and everyone dressed up accordingly.  My boy Вася cut his hair especially to look like the beatles and showed up in a velvet suit.  That man is too cool.  He then later sang hey jude with the branch pres. After the little program ended there was food and dancing, and I got to dance with my favorite russian gypsy бабушка.  She's like 70 something but she's still got some fire left.  Was cool to hang out with the members and get to know them better, unfortunately none of our investigators came, bumma.   We have an awesome branch here, will be sad to leave them.  Russian party food can be kinda scary, they had beet salad and bread with pickles and anchoves on them.  The bread anchoves thing was actually pretty good.  Man I wish I could send you guys pictures and videos, had some funny ones from this week.  I can't really think of anything else that happened super eventful.  Yeah that's about it I think.  Our area is doing awesome, well Me and Antropov's part is dead but our ward is doing great.  Our sisters are doing work and the other elders have got a solid guy who seems to be progressing well.  Cool when missionaries find people who are ready and need what we've got.  It's cool because I think the wards seen more new people coming to church than they have in a while.  We love new people, especially missionaries.  Sorry if sometimes I get on here and make life seem dark and depressing, sometimes russia just kinda gets to ya.  Missions is good, just got ups and downs is all.  Kind of a bipolar lifestyle.  Anyway that was  my week, can't think of anything else.  Oh its gonna be thanksgiving this week, they don't really have that here.  Everyone eat a lot of food for me, happy turkey day.  Send letters friends, they keep me alive, or emails, because then I can actually respond.  That is all.  Good day.  

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