forgive me, I have about thirteen minutes left. So all grammar and spelling is about to fly out the window. Sorry :)
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE PACKAGE!!! I really really loved it. I had Chaps record me opening it, so I will send that to you :) Thank you so much. I loved the tree. Even though it took me a while to realize what it was :) And I found c batteries super easily. So it was perfect. Loved loved LOVED the food you sent. I have literally been thinking and talking about all of that stuff for a long time because it is just home to me around this time of year. So thank you. You just do everything perfectly every time. I really really appreciate everything you do for me.
Some things, my personal card didn´t work when I tried to withdraw money from it to buy some things. I only tried to take about 27 dollars out, so I don´t know what happened. If you could respond to this part of the email ASAP that would be good, because I am sending you guys some stuff and I need to know if I can use your credit card to send it if my personal card still isn´t working. I will check my email again in about 24 hours when I am at the capilla, so let me know. I am at nine euros right now for mission money because I am waiting on 110 euros of reimbursals. So I am broke until friday.
Some interesting experiences
So I never shared this with you, but my first night here in almeria I was walking around with chapple just visiting some people to get to know the area. And for some reason I had the WORST diarrhea (can´t spell it) in the world!! I was walking around literally afraid that I was going to lose it all at any second for about three hours. It came in waves. I like felt it rise up in my body and the pressure built and I was like ¨oh no oh no oh no¨ and then at the last second the pressure released and I had about thirty seconds of peace until it came again and the thirty second build up began. My stomach was just churning. It was AWFUL!!! Especially cause it was my first day with Chapple and I didn´t know him at all. So basically his first impression with me was the constant moaning and complaining and he kept asking me if I just wanted to walk home but I wouldn´t. Finally time came around to go home and it was a good thing too because I knew that I didn´t have much time left before all heck broke loose in my pants. I was literally almost in tears by the time I was walking through our apartment complex door. But I made it in time. Thank the Lord. That was a small little miracle in and of itself!!
Don´t ask my why I shared that with you know. Cause I really don´t know.
So I have really been missing movies. I really miss books and movies. A lot. Sometimes on Pdays I just go into bookstores and walk around. But I can´t read any of the books in there. But I just like tempting myself. Anyway. I was in a bookstore the other day and I saw a lady that looked EXACTLY like mom. I had a calendar in my hand and I looked up and about fainted. I literally ran and hid. My heart was pounding so fast, and I was just so confused. ¨Mom would never come to Almeria!!!¨ but even the clothing was spot on!! But then I peeked out and walked closer to this lady and realized it wasn´t you. But man my heart was pumping. Then I was super disappointed that it wasn´t you mom!!
I was also in the home of some of our investigators waiting for one of them to get home and the older brother was watching SUPERMAN (the new one) illegally on the internet. It was in great quality, and it was even in ENGLISH!!! I was dying. Literally the temptation was overpowering. I have wanted to see that SO BADLY. And there it was. literally calling my name. Amy Adams, that really cool superman guy who was in count of monte cristo. WOW. So stinking hard. I admit I peaked once or twice. ¨YOU. ARE NOT. ALONE.¨ Oh man. I have a really long list of movies I want to watch in 15 months. But the first one is the new temple video. I made chaps tell me all about it. But he isn´t very descriptive. So I am excited. I miss the temple a lot. Our ward just did a temple trip on Friday.
We had this choir concert in Granada on saturday. We spent the entire day there and then got back to Almeria around 12:30 in the morning. It was really cool. A band came and they were very talented. Especially the director. But our missionary choir kind of sucked. We sang english christmas carols. Then some of us sang Winter Wonderland in a small group. That turned out pretty good. And then this hermana sang Oh Holy Night as a solo. She was really good. Spencer could have done it way better, but she is very talented. I was missing Spencer a lot that night. And choir in general. I really really loved that. I am so glad that I did it.
Things are going super well here. We are working hard and I really love Almeria. I just love the mission. I have been really happy lately. I really love President Deere. He is such an incredible man. Just being around him is spiritually edifying. He is just so happy and so righteous. You look at him and just think of innocence. He seems so innocent and yet he is a 50 year old man. He is a wonderful example for all of his missionaries, and he does a really good job of making them all feel loved individually.
I am loving the work, and my personal study as well. Life is really good right now.
Last night elder chapple asked me to give him a blessing of comfort, and i did. The first blessing I have given in english since the mtc. And I start off fine. ...¨By the authority of the Melchizidek priesthood which I hold, I lay my hands upon thy head and I give thee....a name and a blessing.¨ Yeah. I said that. I just paused in the blessing for a second and it dawned on me what I had said, and I then said ¨I mean..¨ but it was too late. Chapple just burst out laughing and then I did too. And it took about ten minutes for us to stop laughing and get to the point where we both could receive/give another blessing. It was really bad. But super funny.
I have more stuff that I wanted to say, but I don´t have time. I am going to check my email in 24 hours at the church, so please let me know about that stuff!
I love you all so much.
Thank you for everything!
I CANNOT BELIEVE THAT BEN IS COMING HOME!!!!!!!!!!! Wow.