November 29, 2010
well this week a lot happened HA HA HA HA
first we had Thanksgiving!!!! on that day we went to a Armenian
funeral in Georgia. (the guy who died was Armenian)
this is the second funeral i have been to. that is the same
amount as funerals as i have been to in america in my 19 years!!!!!
the funerals here are NOT the same. the body is not taken care of or
fixed up, just dressed in that persons best and put in a wooded box.
three days later after everyone has come to the house where the bodies
is. (veiwing) the carry it out and bury him. the priest comes and
blesses the grave, says some prayers, receives some money and goes on
back with life. also there is lots of drinking and crying and kissing
of the person. they still do it like 200 years ago. if you
have ever seen the prophet of the restoration movie, where they carry
alvin by the ropes..... that is the same thing here! it was crazy!
after which we went to the family dinner and toasted drinks all day
long and ate really exotic food that was not FDA approved. after which
we went to the senior couples house where we had REAL turkey dinner
and potatoes and corn!!! it was so good!!!! not like home cooking but
close as it is going to get here. after that we watched 'my
fair lady'. we were suppose to watch a different one but it didn't
work so Elder Southwick, the senior couple said it would be ok if we
got a little culture and watched this other one. it was pretty funny
HA HA HA HA we were all joking us missionaries that we were going to
all get high class women like that for our wives and go to the race
tracks all the time!!!!HA HA
then friday we had a zone conference in georgia with President Manzhos
from the 70. he is one of the councilors in this are presidentcy and
he came and did a mission tour this past week. it was good to see and
here from him. he is from this part of the world and he knows people
really well. he had a good meeting with him and also again on friday
with the members. that was way good!!!!
so that was about it! a funeral, a great dinner, and a great meeting
with President Manzhos.
hope your week is good and that life goes on for you!!!
REMEMBER THAT NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS, GOD IS IN HEAVEN AND JESUS IS
THE CHRIST, AND THEY LOVE US. NOTHING WILL EVER CHANGE THAT!!!!!