For the first time in a month we had a noteworthy week! Amazing! haha
Monday I took the Senior couple that works in the office (the Reeves) to the airport to show them how to pick up the senior couple that would come in the next day. I'll be back there soon! #6months Don't worry I'm glad I have time left :)
We got a new senior couple this last Tuesday, the Fletchers. They are a nice couple from West Oregon, who brought their daughter with them. She is 20 and has down syndrome so she was allowed to come as well. So I took the three of them to get finger printing done, and get registered in the city. Poor Esther (their daughter) was sooo tired. I thought she was going to fall asleep standing in the bus haha. Luckily we all made it through the day without crashing too badly.
Wednesday was a bit boring because I'm ahead in my office work so I spent time reading the Book of Mormon and looking up how to make and manage a budget for when I get home. Whenever I get ahead in the office work or just need a break I try to make it a point to learn about something new that will help me after the mission. This week was budgeting, last week I learned about credit cards, checking accounts, and savings accounts. It's the fun little breaks like those that keep you sane while sitting behind a computer all day! Its also fun to learn tons of new things that are life applicable. We also had a lesson that day with an old man that wanted the Book Of Mormon. He will likely come to church in the next few weeks, but doesn't seem like he has a ton of interest in anything more than information. That's really what most people are like here.
We of course heard about the election. Both of you asked what people here say. People here hate trump with a passion and usually think Hilary is crazy but everyone in Europe is democratic minded so they all would have voted for Hillary. The funny thing is most people I talk to, say they would vote for Hillary because they think its time for a female to be president. They never talk about their platforms or plans. I also hear a ton about how it was great for black people to have Obama as president, but never talk about anything he did in office. Just a funny observation of the dutch people! :)
Thursday was our temple day! It was super nice and peaceful! I'm also excited to hear that Kyana went to do baptisms for the first time! How was it Kiki? No crazy revelations or anything. I kinda knew what I needed to do already. Then we had a fun presentation from a Stake President about attitude and how to be more in control of your attitude and feelings. He and his wife are life coaches/public speakers so they did a great job! Got to go back and figure out how to apply some of those things.
Friday was sick! First we went to the dutch pancake restaurant with the new couple, the assistants, Bunnells, and the Reeves. Then we had to bring a car down to Belgium. A senior couple totaled their car Thursday night. So we got the assignment from president to bring them their replacement. He also told us to stop at the Atomium in Brussels for fun. Its one of the most famous things in all of Brussels, as it was build for the world fair some 40 years ago or something. Check out the pictures of it I sent. Then the Olivers (the senior couple) made us some amazing hamburgers and we had an awesome night getting to know them. I really want to serve a senior mission. I freaking love the couples here. It would be especially fun to serve here as well.
Today we are going to a car museum in our area. I'm so excited RN haha then we go to dinner with the Bunnells and the Assistants before I make a list of all the transfers that are going to happen next Wednesday. Spoiler alert: I'm still in the office. But it is my last transfer in the office! :) I'm so excited!
Love you guys!
Elder Talyon Anderson Perry