Monday, 2 May 2016

The great uru (breadfruit) incident of 2016

Yeah, Adam Strong is marrying Mackenzie! I didn’t even know they knew each other! That is so weird to me. 

The Tahitian Elder (Elder McGrevy) that was staying with us is leaving next week to go pick up his U.S. visa, then he is going to the MTC in Provo before his mission in Idaho.

The great uru (breadfruit) incident of 2016
Well,  we managed to park under a single branch of an urn tree, while we walked to of one of our lessons this week… which ended up being the worst mistake I have yet made on my mission. An uru let loose and caved in the windshield and shot shards of glass all over the inside of the car, so the ride home was rather painful. Thankfully, the accident was considered my fault. Elder Caldwell and Sister Caldwell who take care of the cars---thankfully Elder Caldwell is the most calming man in the world. When he came to pick up the car he just sat there and laughed. 

It is still being repaired, and we get it back tomorrow. We have been without a car all week, and we don’t even live in our secteur. Our secteur starts up in the mountain, so we have to walk a couple of kilometres up to our secteur, then all our secteur is about a 7 percent slope for 2 or 3 kilometers. The breaking of the windsheild saddened the sky, so it wept every day (really rained this week). 

But in fact this week was my favorite week of all my mission... and with all that walking I feel like I am in such good shape that I could jump ten feet in the air. My quads are as hard as steel. This just shows that right as things start to go too good... Satan throws an uru through your windshield.

Other experiences
We have had a bunch of lessons this week, and a number of them just fell out of the sky. While this week could have been one of the most annoying weeks for my entire mission---our fridge broke again, so we dont have any food at home---our car is still in the shop---and it didn't stop raining at all this week. Despite this I was so happy this week, I don't even know why. 

Elder Goodwin

p.s. we have been working with our boxing coach on P-days for a while, and he has been working with me a lot. I’ve actually started to get the hang of it. He has been teaching us kick boxing and a couple other MMA stuff. My companion has taught me some jujitsu, I may join Stan’s karate class after my mission if it is still running.

It rained REALLY hard all week

 The flowered crowns were just here in the Clerks office at the Church. The crowns for men are usually green and have only certain kinds of flowers in them… so I think we may be breaking some rules!

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