Tuesday, July 29, 2014

28 July 2014 "I laugh at my trials from past!!! The Devil must be frustrated!!!"

Hola mis amigos!
    This week has definitely been interesting and these text options are really making me happy.  First off, we thought that we had bed bugs because we were waking up with a bunch of bug bites and we did not have them when we went to bed.   We went through this for 3 days until we decided to talk to Sister Shumway (our Mission President's wife). She told us to call an exterminator.  So we called this guy and he comes by 4 days after we call him.  He searches the bedding and all the furniture and could not find anything.  We then went and bought bug bombs from Walmart.  We spent almost the whole week at a members house just to get told to buy bug bombs.
     The good news is that we no longer have bugs biting us in the middle of the night.  We also have clean suits and ties and new pillows.  I guess it was a good thing.  Kinda expensive, with the dry cleaning bill, but all is well in Aurora.
     On Saturday, we were riding our bikes because we ran out of miles.  We rode to a less-active member's house and my companions tire went flat.  The same tire that we patched 3 days prior.   We later found out that the patch melted in the 95 degree weather.   So..we have forgotten about patches and walked to Walmart (a good 2 miles) to buy a new tube.   As it turns out, the tube he needs is something special that Walmart does not carry.  The closest bike store is 28 miles away.  This week will be interesting until we can get a member who works in Springfield to pick up a bike tube!!!
      Sunday night we had a barbecue with the Wilden Family.  They had family from Bloomfield, New Mexico visiting them. Turns out that they live on the same street as Rod and Melanie McGee, a good family friend of ours!  We talked and caught up a little on what's going on.   It definitely is a small world!! 
      This week has been crazy.  Somehow we managed to still teach a lot of people and get them progressing.  We had 5 investigators at church and 2 less actives attend.  It was pretty incredible.   I love the life I live.   Heavenly Father has definitely blessed me with a sense of humor.   I love my Mission and I don't think that will ever change.  No matter the trials, I have to laugh when I think of all that has happened this week.

                                         Elder Caldwell
     "A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer."  Ralph Waldo Emerson
Elder Caldwell at a BBQ on 27 July 2014

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