So this week has been crazy. I've been sick with a cold and have been stuck inside all week. I was starting to feel a little bit better around Friday but other than that, I've been sick and been inside. Being inside really really sucks because you can't do anything, as in missionary work. On Wednesday or Thursday I felt like I was going to "die". I did some personal study and then I laid down on the couch feeling like the world was about to end. Everyone else said that I looked like bad. I just laied there and didn't have enough energy to open my eyes. I laid there trying to figure out what was going to happen. Everyone else told me to take a hot bath. So I mustered up some enegery from some where and took a hot bath. By the end of my hot bath I felt better already. So these past couple of days I've been taking some hot baths and everything has been going good for me now. I feel like I'm about 85%. I've been taking some vitamin C pills and some other stuff. Hopefully it will help and I'll get better soon. Now I have a cough which brings up some phlemn but I'm getting better.
As you know, I'm with Elder Lott. He has a Southern accent like from Georgia. It's amazing. He's lived in New Mexico, California, and Georgia. He's just amazing. I'm excited for this transfer. I would really love to have two transfers with him. It's weird but I think that it's going to be better with him. We've been doing evening planning more which usually didn't happen with Elder Duke. So we're doing things. We've already had a miracle too. We were contacting on the streets and we ran into this one guy. He started talking to us in English slash Russian. It was pretty cool. We talked to him about the Book of Mormon. He was like "Okay you give me book now?" But we just said where to you live and we'll come and give you the book. So we got his address and set up a lesson with him for Sunday, because we found him on Saturday. So after chruch we make dinner and then rush off to his house. We get a little bit lost but eventually we find his place. We get to his door and he comes out. We start talking to him in his stair well but it wasn't the most spirit friendly environment. We asked if we could go inside to his apartment. He went inside and asked his mom if we could come in. He came back out and said that we couldn't and that she was Против which means protiv or against us coming in. So we managed to our best. He asked again if could get the book but we said let us tell you about the book and then we'll give you the book. We started talking about it and then I bore a quick little testimony about it. When I finished he said that if he were to read the BOM then would he have a greater faith and strength? Of course, is what we told him. We then told him about prayer and we told him the first two steps of prayer, of opening the prayer to Heavenly Father and then thanking Him for everything. Then before anything else his mom came out and said that we had to leave and that he had to come back inside. We stood there and tried to plead with her, but that was to no avail. I was furious. I made a fist with my other hand and started hitting the fist of my other hand. I was mad and started getting angry with the devil. We walked out and didn't know what to do. We looked at each other and just were confused. We made our way home and I made some cookies. Hopefully we'll be able to meet with him again or find him on the streets. I would really really like that. He has potential. So the moral of the story. If you're like late 20's or early 30's don't live at home with your mom.
Well.......that's a deep subject.......ahahaha.......I'm excited to be serving with Elder Lott, We are going to have fun and work hard and do everything that needed. We haven't had comp study yet because there hasn't been time but tomorrow will be the first time and I bet that we will do comp study. I'm so excited just to do everything right.
For food adventures this past week. I made German pancakes once for breakfast, I made french toast another day. I made cookies, and I made mashed potatoes as well. I'm getting better and everything is going to get better. Thank you oh oh oh so so so so much for the package that you sent me. It was wonderful and amazing. I loved opening it and looking at all of the food packets. I'm excited to make some good delicious food. Elder Lott showed me some pictures of some food that he's had and that he said that we're going to make some good food. I'm excited. Oh some more news about Elder Lott. He was trained by Austen Allred. So we have some thing in common.
Thanks for everything that you have done. Thank you for your prayers, and prayers are being sent back to you as well. I'll probably write a letter this week and send it home. I hope that you got my other letter that I sent a while back.