Monday, November 17, 2014

Go Away Alaska!

So my hands are half frozen as I sit down to write this email. This past week a cold front came 'round the mountain all the way from Alaska and landed smack dab in the middle of the Columbia Basin. Literally overnight it went from mid 50's to below freezing. Like that’s just not cool. It should never get below 50 that fast. The worst part is since we are kinda just out in the middle of the desert randomly its flat and low elevation so it means high winds and no snow. Last year when I was up in Chelan at least there was snow to make it entertaining. Now it’s just plain cold with none of the fun side effects. They all said that we were supposed to get some this past week but behold, it did not come to pass. 

Anyways, that’s pretty much it for this week. Aside from that nothing too entertaining has happened. I got over a killer cold just in time for my comp to get struck with the flu. If it’s not one thing it’s another right? But on the bright side now that its colder outside than it is in my freezer (not okay) nobody can play basketball outside and since it’s a huge culture thing with the hispanics here we are opening up the church to play basketball. They think they are just playing basketball, but in reality, we are teaching them. They just don't realize it yet. It’s gonna be cool. 

The quote for this week comes from priesthood meeting yesterday. One of the members of said group was talking about how the Gospel helps us to live fruitful and fulfilling lives and said (in Spanish; this is the English translation):

"What we choose is what we will come to be."

Or in other words, as President Monson is so fond to say: Decisions determine destiny. It may seem tiny now but 20 years from now what will it mean? Thank goodness we have the Gospel to help us choose. 

Sorry for the lack of content on this week’s report. I promise you that this upcoming will be anything but. 

And with that, I bid thee all farewell.

Elder Kupferer

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