Monday, August 14, 2017

August 14th

Goodbyes are tough

August 14th

Hey Mom!
Haha sounds like you've had a really busy week! I'm glad to hear that you guys got everything done with Nema and Grandpa B's house though! It's weird to think that they're gonna be somewhere else now! I'm gonna miss their old place haha. I'm excited to see what the new place is gonna be like though!
Haha Caleb might just be the most vocal about how he isn't excited for school. I don't think that any of us were particularly excited for August to roll around, at the very least, I wasn't haha. What grade is he going into now?
It's super weird to think that Elders Einfeldt and Alvarez are already home! Haha when they left it was a really weird day! 
Last week was a pretty weird one for me in a lot of ways. The goodbye to Warsaw was pretty tough. I can't believe how much that place has turned into home for me. You already heard about the last day in Church, but the days after were pretty similar. We were jam packed with meetings that were pretty much all goodbyes haha. On Monday, we had our last dinner over at the Reese's. They're an awesome family, I'm gonna miss those guys. They're making a plan for me to move out to Warsaw haha. I think she sent you an email with a picture?
Tuesday we had a few more meetings, mostly with members, which was really cool. It was just awesome to see how much everyone has changed and grown in the last year. The branch has made some huge steps, which is awesome. 
Wednesday we had a meeting for every hour of the working day, which was awesome. We met with some investigators, some Jehovah's Witnesses that tracted into our apartment (a story for another time haha), and had one last English class. They were fun, a lot of the students brought little treats to say goodbye haha. We sang a goodbye song and everything! After class we watched Ephraim's Rescue with Bart and Wasyl. It was really cool. They are super good guys. It's been cool to work with Wasyl for so long, I've learned a lot from him. Bart is getting really excited for the States! I think he's more trunky than me!
My train was early Thursday morning, and since then we've had a lot of time to meet with a few of the members! Kielce is tiny! Like we can walk from one end of the city to the other in a couple hours! It's really quiet compared with Warsaw. So it's quite the adjustment haha! It's been good though. The members are pretty cool. There's not too many of them haha! Like 4 in church last week! It was a lot different! Funny to be back somewhere, where the missionaries do pretty much everything in sacrament meeting! 
One thing that was rough, the apartment. Man, I don't think I've ever seen a place so dirty. It was rank! I've put about 6 hours of cleaning into it already, so it's liveable now, but the place still needs some serious work. 
We met this really cool guy the other day from Morocco! He's a boss, we actually met him playing basketball! I took that tradition from Warsaw with me haha! He's pretty good, and he's down to meet with us, which is awesome. He's gonna be out of town for the week, but we're hoping that when he comes back we'll be able to have some meetings, and maybe set up a couple games with him and his friends!
We're also doing a really cool service project at this farm outside of the city! They love the missionaries, so we're there once a week! The family that works it is super nice. We actually had to walk about halfway there (about 2 hours!) last week with a lady that was going to help there too. She's super nice, and the sisters are gonna get to meet with her next week! Kind of a weird miracle, but we'll take it haha.
Love you Mom! Have an awesome week, and good luck with the new calling!
Elder Haskett