Monday, July 14, 2014

14 July 2014 "I love this area."

To all who follow this blog.  Elder Caldwell did not send an email last week.  This was the first week he missed.  We received snail mail on Thursday letting us know that he was okay.  His companion, Elder McReynolds, had some health issues and collapsed at the local Walmart.  Elder Caldwell has been given the opportunity to be a "caregiver companion" and stated that not many missionaries can say they have pushed their companion around in a wheelchair.  You can check that off the bucket list!

Here is his email for this week:

Hola Everyone
     This last few weeks have been intense.  I was unable to email last week.  My companion was sick and passed out in Walmart.  He is doing better now and we are back out doing the Lord's work.
     I was able to get some priests from the ward together.  One watched over Elder McReynolds while I went out and did some tracting with the other. We had one guy answer the door naked (not to worry that's nothing out of the ordinary when tracting in North Town). Also it is not out of the ordinary to see things like McDonalds and Taxidermy combined.  HMMMMMM.....

     We drove on Route 66 and saw a cow on some random house rooftop.

 Welcome to Aurora Missouri!  If you think your neighbors are crazy come here and you will see. I love this Area!  It is a beast and the people we meet are a little looney but that's the best part. 
     We went to one of our investigators houses, he proceeded to tell us he was not feeling well and to come in and we will talk. He grabbed some nasty mayo, macaroni, bologna, and some jalapeno concoction out of his fridge. I am not sure what looked nastier, sitting there watching him throw up (a flood of barf) or looking at that horrible thing he made and ate. 
     It has been an odd week, what can I say?  We have been running all week doing crazy things, and we actually met a man who never got into Religion. Sounds not too exciting.....but hey, its quite the crazy thing here in the bible belt. 
     Transfer calls were on Saturday I will be staying in Aurora for another transfer....WOOOHOOO!!!! 

    Much Love,
     Elder Caldwell

First pair of mission shoes...laid to rest in Aurora, MO!!
Interesting milestone hit today:
500 days til Elder Caldwell come home!!  

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