How is everyone doing this fine fine day? Another week has come and gone, and here I am writing another email to you all! This week has been good! Lets see..where to start? I think that I will start off with my trip to Liege! I had another exchange this week. So exchanges usually happen for 24 hours after District meeting. This means that you have a new companion for a day! The district leader has to go on exchanges with every member of his district, so each transfer you get to work in a new area for a about a day! This week was my turn, so after District meeting on Wednesday, I went and got on a train that took me to the city of Liege, which is about an hour and a little bit away! Let me just tell you, I love Liege! It is such a cool city, with 4 awesome Elders all serving there!
One Elder, named Elder Mosely, is from Lehi! Funny enough, he knows Mr. Smith and was at his party at his house that he threw two years ago that I went to..so him and I were at the same Calculus party two years ago! How strange is that? Now we're both just half way across the world. In Liege, my district leader Elder Jones was my companion. He had planned to go see a less active member, but he didn't know where he lived. So we just went out searching! We knew the general area, so we were able to take a bus far enough to get us close. We also knew the street name, so we could go off that too! We started walking around, and talked to a bunch of people, asking them where this road was. A bunch just pointed in a general direction, not really giving a specific answer. It seemed like no one really knew where this street was.
Finally we thought we were close, so we asked a man on the side of the road. He seemed to know what road we were talking about, but he kinda pointed..up. I was kinda confused, but then realized there was this little road that was unmarked, unpaved, and basically straight up this mountain. We had seen the road before, but didn't think it was right because it wasn't marked or anything! We thanked the man and just started up the hill..and kept walking up the hill..and kept walking up the hill! It was quite the workout, that's for sure! We finally made it up the hill, contacted the less-active, and started to head home. That meant going back down this hill.
That was quite the experience also! It was almost pitch black, going down this steep steep hill that is surrounded in a forest like area! This road was partially cobblestoned, and we even had some cats following us. That's right, cats. The hill made me think of what it would be like to be in Brazil. I kept thinking that over and over for some reason. That's the feeling I got from that hill! That was a super fun exchange! Okay, here's another story that happened this past Friday. So Elder Sorenson got given a set of hair clippers from this really nice Muslim guy. (Him and Elder Salmon are basically the kings of getting stuff given to them) But last Friday, those two elders decided that they both needed haircuts, so after they had finished everything for the night, they both decided to cut their hair! Me, coming to the realization that I also needed a haircut, asked Elder Sorenson to cut my hair for me. (Because I was to chicken to cut my own hair.) He agreed and went to work. Now he told me beforehand that he had only cut his brothers hair one time before..but I didn't think to much about that and let him start cutting my hair. He was about halfway done when his cutters slowed down..and kept slowing down until...nothing.
They just stopped! They were dead! Right in the middle of my haircut! He read the instructions that told him to charge the cutters for at least 7 hours..so between Friday night and Saturday morning, half my hair was short, and half of it was long. It was super weird to run my hand through my hair, feeling the short and the long parts. Luckily the chargers actually charged, and he was able to finish on Saturday morning! Now I'm back looking..normal I guess! Haha! Anyways, those are two of my really exciting stories this week! Besides those, there was a lot of talking to people, riding metros, and working hard!
Thank you all for your emails! I love them so much! I love and miss you all very much! Until next week!