I absolutely love your first sentence in your email. I tell members here, people in California are challenging when it comes to driving. It's a little better here in Utah, but not much. I see you were up here in Utah, that's so not fair that you were up here while I'm serving my mission. Only an hour away, and with family too!? So you got to experience a tiny bit of snow huh? It wasn't that bad though. You guys missed the start of the peak for snow. It's been snowing all morning today and is supposedly going to have 6 inches of snow. Fun, fun, fun, right? I don't think you would have enjoyed the snow that much though because of pain. I thought I was going to suffer from the snow in the winter because I'm from California and we Californian's don't know what snow is, haha!! But I guess my body has acclimated already? Because it's not really that cold like it was when we came up here for last Thanksgiving. Which is weird! But it's fun with snow. People playing in it, making snow men and all that sort of stuff.
Last week we went on exchanges and I was with the DL. My companion got the short end of the stick, poor guy. (You'll soon see why) He went to go help in the Chinese area. Because I was with the DL, there was a DL/ZL meeting. So there was a big group of missionaries. We went and got free food at the Braza Grill, because missionaries are free to eat. We went like 30 min. away from our zone to this meeting. Then after the ZL got a personal call from James the Mormon who is a famous rapper now, who needed help gathering people to this donation he was doing for refugees like giving clothes and food. Apparently my ZL new him from when he served in that area. Cool huh? So we got to go to this thing and they were shooting pictures and filming small bits for his music video and this charity thing he did for the refugees was going to be in it as well. So we got to meet James the Mormon and there were multiple celebrities there as well, Such as David Archuleta! We got to take pics with both of them and I'll send those along. It was sweet!
Towards the end when they were giving clothes to the refugees, my DL pointed out that there was a former MLB player for the Colorado Rockies. I forgot his name, but he had a bag of shoes that he was handing out. Then the crowd of refugees cleared and he looks our way. He could tell I had big feet and he said "Are there any missionaries here who have size 13 feet?" looking at me! We walk over and he pulls out of his bag, SIZE 13 Kobe 8's!! They are not cheap and I got them for free...it was sick!!! (Doug and I looked it up. Footlocker sells size 13 Kobe's for $200!) Got to meet celebrities, talked to them shook their hands, got pics, and free Kobe's WOO!! It was an awesome day! I'll send the pics to you from my iPad. Thanksgiving was good too. A little awkward at first. So the family we had dinner with are the Driggs, and apparently there a million of them here. So we walk to their house to find out we went to the wrong house. We called up the real people and he said we were at his brother's house. So he came and got us. It was good food. We stayed for a while. Got to use his massage chair, which felt great. Then went to Brother Egan's to hang out play pool and used his massage table lol. Rich people! We got the news Saturday night about transfers. We are both staying in this area. Woo another 6 weeks here. I wasn't too heartbroken cuz we got the ball rolling here now. But we are also losing a lot of missionaries in our zone between missionaries going home or being transferred. So we will see the new missionaries in our zone Friday. Fun stuff. Then other than that not much happened because a lot of people are gone at family or something. Most of the members that we know went to California mostly San Diego 😒 We will figure out soon about calling you guys for Christmas, Heard we can face time so that will be exciting! Talk to you next week!
- Cat Whisperer