Wednesday, December 10, 2014

This has been a fun week...

Dear Family,

This has been a fun week though. You were right that because of thanksgiving it would be a little tricky in terms of the work, but we did the best we could. The start of the week was pretty good because school was still in. And then on Thursday we had an awesome Thanksgiving! We had a Zone Turkey Bowl and so our whole morning was taken up with football and hanging out with Missionaries. After that we got to go the mission home and for the next couple hours we played a bunch of different games until the meal. There were about 16 missionaries there and it ended up being a blast. It really felt like we were at home and that is something that means a lot to a missionary during holidays like that. I realized too how many friends that I have made out here. I feel so comfortable around all the missionaries here and they really do feel like family. I love all of them a lot.  There are definitely guys out here that I will stay friends with and I almost feel like we are brothers. It sounds so cheesy haha but oh well. We are blessed to have an awesome mission. 

On Saturday we were able to have a Zone Service project and we just did a lot of yardwork. It is always nice to get out missionary clothes and do some work outside. We got to use machetes to take down some brush and vines in the backyard and the 8 year old Devin loves to do that kind of stuff! We were really blessed to because they gave us all of the left over food after it was done. We have been blessed with food lately and I couldn't be more grateful. That day too we decided to hit the bikes and trek over to one of our less-active members houses. We had a lesson with him and were able to get to know him better. I will send a picture that I took with him. His name is N. That day was awesome because I felt productive with our time, I like that feeling!  

I don't have too much to report on this week I guess. But I am happy and things are going well. Looking forward to seeing you guys soon! I love you!

Prayers and Thoughts always,

Elder Soper