Para minha família amado,
I got your guys' letters today! I
was very excited to be the first missionary here to get 4 letters at
once! I have the record! Thanks for all of the encouragement that you
sent. It was very nice!
So, President and Sister Walton left. We are currently without a
mission president. We're waiting for President Thompson to arrive, but I
heard he only got a temporary visa, so we might not see him for another
week or two. Scary! But on the bright side, I am still loving my
mission. Elder Chandler is a very fun companion. Things were a little
slow this week, because people constantly fell through, so it was a
little slower harder of a week. But, I think if we do things right, this
next one should be a really good one.
Angolans: I love 'em. They're wonderful, kindhearted people, many of
whom are ready to hear the gospel. Here's the story for the week: We got into a ''mini taxi''
(very sketchy, never do that after dark), and he drove us our route,
but didn't fill up the taxi. It was like our own private ride! However,
when the trip ended he tried to charge us 500kw instead of 200kw, so in
other words, he wanted us to pay for all the empty seats. Elder Chandler
and him argued for a moment, so I came in and told him we would settle
for 300kw. He said 400kw. I said 350kw. He said no and started playing
the religious card haha. So Elder Chandler said. Ok, we'll give you
350kw, and a book that's worth 200kw. The book, of course was a Livro de
Mórmon, haha. So, we'll see if that seed ever sprouts.
We grilled some chicken last night. It was awesome.
all your pictures. I have voice and pics for ya, but once again we went
to the wrong café. I promise you that I'm taking my recorder and camera
with me each time though, so that when we go to the right one, I can
send 'em to ya.
However, I have a little bit of bad news... I lost my camera charger.
It got lost somewhere during the 2 moves I had to do. I think another
elder may have picked it up, but everyone says they don't know where it
is. I can last a little while and save the charges for the really cool
pictures, and then start using elder chandlers (he's getting a camera
from home that has the same battery), but that is a little temporary. If
you ever get a chance to send a package, I think I'd like a new charger
if possible :) The battery type is a SONY Type G lithium ion NP-BG1.
The camera model is a SONY CYBERSHOT G, model # 560159. I would really
like a new charger if possible, but no rush.
I love you guys. I continue to think of you all each day. I'd love to
do a baseball trip with you all. Well, I guess we'll see in 2014! I
love you all so much!
Parabéns a você,
Nesta data querida!
Muitos anos de vida!
Hoje é dia de festa,
Cantam as nossas almas!
Para a menina Luxana,
Uma salva de palmas!
I wish you a very happy birthday! You'll be 6!! Make sure you eat a big
piece of cake for me ok! (But no Orange Leaf until I get back!) Love
Elder Alex Hobbs