So heres the deal. A whole bunch of crazy stuff has just happened this past week. First we were english thinging and this lady came up to me and she asked me about english club and then she tells me that she got one of our books 8 years ago and before you know it we were helping her do her shopping and she invited us over to her house where we shared with her the first lesson and she was stoked out of her mind! she loved all of it and she is so excited about praying, especially for her son who is 19 and she wants him to stop smoking. her name is Karina and she is a 45 year old lady from armenia. wonderful, spiritually receptive lady. we are meeting with her today before english club. also, other news. We found out earlier this week that we would have a thi-panionship with elder woodruff, as he has been stuck with a mini missionary so far this transfer. his friend is serving where nana and papa live in new york, and they had his friend over to dinner a while ago. He is from the line of the 6th wife of President Wilford Woodruff. So thats been for the past few days. On sunday, however, i was informed that i needed to pack my bags. It turns out that elder lex's companion is going home mid transfer, so i will serve a half transfer with elder lex in rechnoy branch as zone leader before elder lex becomes AP next transfer in place of our beloved father, who is soon dying, even Elder Nielson. I will remain in rechnow and be zone leader with someone else next transfer, but i dont know whith whom, and that is the farthest into the future i am capable of viewing. Elder Woodruff whe is a transfer older than elder foster will be the district leader in my old area and they will tear up the place, im exciteds for them. I still need to pack my bags and i will be in my new area by friday afternoon. so thats the big news of this past week. we are preparing one of our investigators for baptism, and we are hoping that Karina will be good to go in a couple more...days. yesterday we had mission conference. I saw elder ablett for the first time in a while and hes doing awesome, training down in podolsk.
Its kinda crazy cuz the whole mission is now green. our baptisms have gone down and its a pretty slow time, but in a few weeks or so things should be exploding with all the greeness. Idont even know half the mission anymore, but i suppose i will get to know the north zone pretty well soon enough. in the north zone we have Zelenegrad, Rechnoy, and Arbatski. I will be in the packerds district again, so that should be fun.
I am really excited to serve with Elder Lex, he is a fantastic missionary. and we were both trained by pops so we have a lot of the same appartment and living habits that he passed on to us.
Tell everyone at the family reunion that its probably a good thing im not there cuz i would have showed everyone up on the timp hike. so all of your egos will be unharmed until next years retreat.
Im kinda bummed that I dont get to finish training elder foster, i was probably a lousy trainer anyway, but its like whatever. Im also bummed to leave my are, but its all good. I will probably be back in arbatsky soon enough.
yesterday i heard the juicy details of an LDS Russian Bachelors party. there is nothing better. just imagine Sauna+Male Massouse+shaved leg+50 bottles of Kvas+11 Priesthood holders=greatest thing in the world.
Love you all, Elder Paul