Monday, July 6, 2015

Happy Birthday Elder Carpenter!!

Hello everyone!!! And Happy Birthday to myself!! (I hope that doesn't
sound too conceited) I had a great day today! We started this pday off
with a combined zone sports activity, once again north against south
and we came out victorious once again! We won 4-3 and it was a nice
way to start off the day. We also barbequed some stuff while we were
there which was great, I was so tired that we went back and showered
and fell asleep for a little and now here I am!! My parents were so
kind as to send me a MASSIVE birthday package which I got a couple
days ago. They will be proud to know that I was indeed patient enough
to wait until my birthday to open the wrapped presents that were
inside. Not going to lie it was pretty difficult but Elder Prestera
kept me strong. I love the other missionaries here and we get along
great! Everyone sung happy birthday to me which was pretty funny and
we had a great day all around. When I first started my mission my next
birthday seemed so far away I never thought it would come but here we
are!! The time is flying by, but it seems like so much happens while
I'm away! I almost feel like its the speed of light effect where I'll
come home 20 and everyone is already old and gray! Hahah but I've
loved the time out here so far and it's been a ton of fun!! I've met
tons of awesome people who I would never had a chance to meet
otherwise! Also to help people in the capacity that I do and help them
make some of the changes they've made have really made me happy in a
whole different way I've ever been used to! We have a couple of cool
investigators who we're working with and me and Elder Prestera are
working really hard to see as many people as possible and help them
realize what they're missing in their life!! He's really motivated and
so far I think we work well together, we've been seeing a lot of
success and even miracles with a couple less actives who have come
back to church and so I think we're doing things right!! Thank all of
you for the birthday wishes and everything you guys have done to help
support me!! You guys are the best!! I love you and I'll talk to you
all next week!!!
 Calvin's dream car? keep dreaming!
 Calvin's companion Elder Prestera at the police parade

 We had a whole email conversation today about how he has SHOES on the counter on the wall behind him with FOOD.  I brought attention to it because I zoomed in and saw a container of marshmallow fluff, and he said,
"I'm sorry mom but you have no sway here, our apartment is just how we like it"
Then I replied, "Well, when you're fluff tastes like feet, I hope you're going to be able to stomach it! haha"
He said, 
"It's going to taste like freedom."
I said, "Freedom tastes like feet."
 Elder Prestera
 Calvin got a new raincoat.  It's monsoon season, and he was tired of being soaked.

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