Tuesday, May 29, 2012

May 29, 2012

hi ho hi ho!

hahah im sorry dad but i think watching you chase down that tractor would be funnier than lyndi crying... now i wasnt there but i can just picture it in my mind hahahhaa. oh what a sight that would be. i just picture it happening to grampy and it looking pretty simular.... hahahhaha just kidding! your not quite as old as grampy yet dont worry.... im just be saingisaingy. but it was ├že bien as we say here if we wanna make fun of the french people.... not that we do that. its just everybody here asumes we are french and starts talking to us in french. so to keep it going i like to spout out every french word i know and see how long i can keep them thinking we are french hahahaha. its fun. and im learning some french in the process wich is cool.

so i bet emily was way busy this whole week! and thats why she had no time to write me and tell me ALL about it hahahha. but im sure with her down time this week she can tell me a little more.... lol but seriously i bet the play was great and that rugby was even better! i wish i was there to watch and play along! and thats way weird that mitch is home already not gunna lie. haha it doesnt feel like he left that long ago. makes me think of how soon i will really get home. the closer i get to my year mark the shorter and shorter it feels... its weird. really weird. haha but how is mitch doin? i bet its even weirder for him being home. you really get used to life as a missionary. haha. wich im sure you dad are well aware of. make sure you tell him i say hey!

i bet robyn and bevan are way excited to move into there new home! not sayin that those dogs upstairs were annoying.... but they were freakin annoying! hahaha speaking of dogs our niebours just got to yappers..... they start going at about 9 at night or so. and wake us up about about 12 -1 in the morning just barkin away. i know im supposed to have charity but i wanna pick those things up and punt them like a rugby ball. they drive me nuts! hahah but im sure yall had fun moving them!

yesterday was pentacost wich is about religion so obviously all of madagascar has to shut down and get drunk..... so that is why i am emailing today. because there was nothing open yesterday. but yesterday we did something even funner! there is a certain type of rodeo here in madagascar called savika omby. wich is cow wrestling. and on easter and pentacost it is really really big in a town called ambositra wich is about 100 km south of us. and because i am a zone leader and because our president is finishing up his mission we planned a zone trip to go watch this cow wresteling!! it is way freakin cool and president donnelly came with us and watched and everything and it was fun. it all worked out pretty perfect wich is rare here in mada. but the cows here have a hump on there back kinda like a camel and what they do is hit it with a bunch of sticks and then liek 20 guys get in the ring and work there way around this cow so that they can jump onto the side of it and hold onto this hump untill the cow stops jumping. i have pictures and videos of it! way cool. i dont have the camera with me today but i will send you a ton of pictures next week i promise. so that is what i did yesterday! things as a zoneleader are going great. i did skip the district leader stage but i could still be one who knows. i dont know. but it will be very interesting to be a zoneleader while the new president president adams comes in about a month because there is alot of pressure put on us to kinda be the bridge and keep work going. but i may not even be a zone leader by then...; who knows. i hope to get transfered on june 21st because i have been in my area a long time. by the time june 21st comes along it will be 6 months exactly. thats a long time hahaha. but i wanna change. change is good. like a coast hahahahhahaha. that'd be nice.

oh ya. so in the package you sent you put 2 gift cards in there. but they dont work... hahaha i dont know but they might not have an international lock on them. but if you wanna give me extra spending money just put it through that mastercard account. that would work best. then just tell me that you put money in there. i took 100 out just yesterday cause i ran out of alotment but that should last me a long time.... sorry. the rest of the stuff in the package is awesome. the camera works great!!! ive been taking a ton of pictures. and those bike shorts were a life saver as the car stayed in tana and we road 270 km in a span of 4 days.... haha elder prochnow just loved that.... well i love you all. and i love this work! thanks for the scriptures mom!

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