I miss you too mom. I miss everyone there. It is funny the things you start to miss. I have come to have a lot of pride in Utah. It is such a good place to live. England is a good place, but it isn't home. Dad told me a pretty funny story about Grace, the one with Josh. Tell Pat, Bishop, and Josh to write me. I would love to hear from them. There are so many good people in the ward.
I always think of so much I have to tell you throughout the week and then my mind goes blank. That picture of Ali is crazy! she looks five years older than the Ali I remember. Tell her to lose all that make up. She didn't write me this week, that punk. I am so jealous that she got to go to a Red Sox game that would be so awesome. I am glad she is having so much fun.
So this week a couple of things happened. The first and foremost is that a man told me I look like a mix between Brad Pitt and Matt Damon, couldn't be a better compliment in the world. :) It made me laugh. These other peoople we are teaching call me Matt Damon. It is pretty funny. There are so many cool people. We teach this 18 year old named Milan and we are already good friends. Also we taught this really cool guy ????? yesterday. He made us dinner (fish and chips), it was so good. He was a chef for 30 years. Probably the best meal I have had since I left. The dessert was apple pie with ice cream, yeah, he spoiled us. I will try to send some photos. My companion is way into photography, so it should be easy. He has a canon 600d. Don't know if that means anything to you. This week was really good for the work. We had 14 teaches (lessons). Which is really good. Elder Freeman said he wants to get the area to 20 a week by the time he leaves.
The ankle is doing well. I saw a doctor today, but it was usless, he just referred me to the hospital, so now I have to go there. I can easily walk without crutches now which is nice, but the boot is become a pain. I bought a rain jacket. It works great. It is not like a winter coat though,because it is so warm. I am going to try and send Grace a card and dad a letter for fathers day. Thanks for being such a great mom. I will get excited about your food again when i get back.
I have had a great week, so busy though. I went on two exchanges one with the zone leaders, who is Elder Oscarson, he knows Richard they were in the same mtc group. How are things in the biking world? Dad said Bean is in Italy? That is awesome. Ali is going to Boston, that lucky duck. haha.
England is so... different. I don't know how to explain it. Everything is more expensive and smaller. But it is so much fun. When we have a successful day we both just feel like we can do anything. The other day we handed our 8 book of mormons and taught like 3 lessons, which is a busy day in England. We have to do a lot of finding here, because the area is brand new. It is getting me good at talking to people so when I get home I will be like Dad. ha.
The ankle is doing a lot better. I can walk around without crutches. I don't go out without them because that would be slow and I want to take it easy. I think I am more tired than I have been in my entire life. The Leppards cooked us a huge breakfast on saturday, eggs, bacon, sasuage, cereal, beans, hash browns. For some reason english people think it is good to have beans for breakfast, how dumb.
It is the queens jubilee tomorrow so everyone is celebrating. Does grandma still have that map of my mission? I am in the crawley zone and if you see epsom I am just south of that. Well I hope you are well mom. Thanks for everything.
Thank you so much for the parcel you sent! The food is always good to have since everything over here is just ridiculously expensive. I didn't get the star wars fruit snacks that you talked about in your letter, which really stinks. I was happy to see you sent me something. You should send me some ideas for what i can do for cheap, good meals since I have no idea. With the brace i am not sure. I am supposed to set up and appointment to see a doctor soon, but i really haven't had the time. I will let you know. I am still in the boot for another two weeks at the least, so I'll deal with it. I am almost able to walk without crutches. I think i will be able to do that around wednesday. We travel with our feet. Not many areas have cars, only the really big ones.
So here are some of the cool experiences of late. we have had a lot so I will try to just talk about my favorite ones.
On thursday of last week Elder Freeman and I were street contacting and a man came up to us and said, " I have a couple minutes, tell me what is different about your church". Where to begin!? So we told him about the restoration, which he didn't take too well, but then he told us he was in charge of a methodist youth group and asked if we could teach them that night, ( it was a such a hard choice;) but we said yes. So we went and taught them about the plan of salvation. At the end this guy, Raz, told this group of like 7 that we were mormon missionaries. Then he asked them what they thought the difference between us and them was, and this was their answer " well, they know the bible a lot better than us and they have the Holy Spirit". I was so shocked. I just wanted to yell out BOOM! The best part of this story is Raz called us on Saturday and told us that he wants to meet with us, so we are seeing him tonight! awesome! nothing better. Ok that took too long to type.
I love you mom. Thank you for supporting me while I am out here. I will definitely keep all of you in my prayers! Thanks mom. Tell Lar that I sent her letter.