I’m Not Sick!

oh how exciting it is to be feeling good again. being healthy feels 10x better after not being healhy. haha but things are good! nothin really knew on the investigator front. didnt even get a chance to meet with any of them actually. met a group of guys at the disc golf course – thats pretty big around here and my comp absolutely loves it. but we went as a contacting effort, and played with a group from utah. the oldest guy was like, “are you mormons!?” and i was like “yep!” and he said “atta baby. arent too many of them round here much more” hahaha he was from utah and made us promise that we wouldnt be trying to recruit. but he was interested in how our “recruiting” is around here. he said he got too much of it when he lived in utah. nice guys, it was the old guy, – mustve been ex military – his son – juuuust got out of the military – there friends a dad and son that kept more quiet. haha i think at the least they got to see that mormons are people too. we can enjoy the sport of disc golf and just be nice and talk to them. werent quite ready for a gospel lesson but maybe one day.

we have continued to meet with members and teach them lessons kinda for “practice” but still for them too. we apply it to them the best we feel we can. but yeah im excited once i get used to this altitude ill be able to run forever. theres this hike they have here, called “the incline” bum bum bum…. but apparently its a mile hike up, but a 2000 foot increase in altitude. my comp said he wont take me till i get more acclimated. a good thing im sure. itd be a little awkward if i passed out completely. haha but one day. one day i shall. that charge on my account actually wasnt a helmet, but i did get to borrow a helmet from the mission office atleast for now. the charge was for disc golf discs. my comp has like 9 diffferent ones and ive been learning. i can not throw a disc normal for some reason but i can forehand pretty darn well. so we stopped in at the store that sells discs thats right by the mission office, after going there. so i bought two discs, there like golf clubs, drivers, fairway drivers, approach (like an iron or wedge) and putters. i got a fairway and putter, but im pretty sure thats all ill ever need. haha were gonna be playing later today. with some sisters. there are courses all over and theyre usually free. its pretty sweet.

but for dad, yeah the goals are a good idea probably. we have a daily goals thing and those help, but we might need more specifics, like were gonna spend x amount of time contacting new people somehow.

i should be buying some winter clothes today, and maybe a pair of cargo shorts. haha we do service allll the time during the week and apparently we actually can wear normal shorts. everyone does. ive just been wearing gym shorts part of the time and my cargo pants other parts. ive got a few things to have you send if you can, ill add the little list in later. i really packed light, but it was nice for the plane ride.

i got the package and that was awesome! so exciting. thank you for everything. the snacks are awesome! i was feeling like i didnt wanna pay for snacks like granola bars and stuff so it was perfect that you sent some!! i love the mints too. i eat them all the time. my comp is a snacker and he always has a little butterscotch thing in his mouth. and the mints fill my random munchy desire all the time. its great. ill probably eat like 50 cans of em by the time im home. haha

but yeah i heard nathans talk was absolutely amazing. i cant believe he goes in so soon. time really flies out here. its insane. ive almost been out a month. and looking back its like wow, thats been a long time and a lot has happened. but its flown by so fast…

speaking of fast. dad i got to sit in and rev a 2008 corvette z06 and a 2015 corvette stingray. aaaand i got a ride in a 1998 corvette. there are a lot of corvette people around here. haha theres a member that is moving and on friday we went to help him. got so much done for him. he had 2 fridge/ freezers and a big flat freezer box thing. and they were taking a fride with them, but leaving one. so we did some fridge moving and they had to unoload a freezer. so we got 9 frozen pizzas, 2 gallons of ice cream, and a bunch of hot pocket, and little italiain pasta pot pie things. haha it was awesome. his name is brother n. and he ran a corvette center (i think his dad is taking it over). so they buy sell and fix up all sorts of corvettes. i saw those from afar and they have a couple old 60s stingrays that looked gorgeous. but hes in between corvettes of his own, but his 16 year old son jsut got the 1998 corvette because he wrecked the old one he had…. not fair – apparently he races. which is pretty cool. so bro n. took us for a ride in the corvette because i had never ridden in one. but the ones we gott o sit in and rev were through a less active weve been working with. hes got some rough family life situation and is raising two little kids on his own, and trying to get more custody time with the third that is a little baby (from a diferent marriage). he works at a dealership in springs so we stopped by to say hi and see how he was doing and he let us start up and sit in and rev a couple corvettes. totally awesome. i was bummed that i didnt have my camera with me but i do a have a pic in the 98 corvette i rode in. ill send that. but brother n. advice for us was to stay in school, get good grades and buy a corvette as soon as we can and dont let our wives talk us out of it. hahah dad they are amazingly roomy inside and are totally awesome.

oh and the less active at the car dealership was telling us about the new chevy colorado coming out.. its coming out in a diesel thats suppose to be totally awesome. dad check that out too.. ahaha

we also got a 10 lb rack of ribs from a food bank we do service for. and one of the counselors in the bishopric is super into smoking meat (him and adam would have some gooood ideas to swap) he was telling me all about the goodness that he makes when we dropped the meat off yesterday for him to smoke this week. i was drooling like crazy. but th food here by the way is pretty darn good. it seems to usually be mexican, which is great! haha people make some goood mexican food here. haha its a surprsingly diverse town and feels like home sometimes. not quite the same as the yoch but definitely more similar than i expected.

oh so i got that helmet, but we stil havent ridden yet, we probably will this week cause i think were gonna run out of miles we can use on the car if we dont. haha oh i sent a letter the other day, it has a little gift inside, but lemme know if you get it, if not, i think i know why…. hahaha ill tell ya if you dont get it.

thats so awesome for jordan. when does he start playing at stanford? thatll be insane…. so apparently the girl my comp is writing is a grade younger than me, but she is an insane volleyball player and is getting recruited by a bunch of schools. so we talk about volleyball too and i help him understand some of the stuff she says like how she was hitting ten footline. haha so we play sports saturday afternoons with members for them to bring friends with them for us to meet. sometimes people bring friends but saturday was our first go around at beach volleyball and we didnt have any nonmembers. but a family – the c’s – came and played. that was awesome. haha we also had one other girl from the ward that played in high school. we had a super fun game and are gonna play every saturday now. so thatll be fun. i need to get a ball. i kinda liked the ball nathan had bought for outdoor but idk how much that one cost…

ooh i forgot to tell you a funny story in last weeks letter. so two saturdays ago we did service helping a mud run take down their obstacles (doing a lot more service projects than i expected) it was cool to see some of the course even though the jist of it had been done already. but they gave us a cool tshirt which is good cause i didnt bring that many… haha – like i said more service projects than i expected. but anyway the final thing we were helping with was the big cargo nets. they were metal a frames like 20 feet tall and had massive cargo nets draped over so you had climb up and over. the nets are hooked on the corner and the for the first one they used the fork lift tractor thing to raise a guy up there to unhook it. they moved the tractor away and we started pulling off til we realized the other corner was hooked. there was a support beam probably 25 feet long (at a steeeeeep angle, going up to 20 feet height) going up to the socket where it was hooked. so they realized we couldnt get it off until we unhooked it. at this point the net was hanging floppy and loose no longer attached at the sides. just that top corner. so when everyone was like ahhh dang it. i jumped and grabbed the pole,and climbed up it to the top and hanging on with just one hand and my feet (slipping) i reached and unhooked it from the corner. then fireman slid down the pole.  haaaha everyone cheered (itwas only like 5 people) but it was super fun and reminded me of ninja warrior. haha

love you guys so much, and hope for the best for you guys

elder stark

this is the corvette i got to ride in. it was preeeety sweet. esepecially for being a 1998... makes the saturn look like a little bit less of a speed demon from her days... haha
this is the corvette i got to ride in. it was preeeety sweet. esepecially for being a 1998… makes the saturn look like a little bit less of a speed demon from her days… haha



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