Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Catching Both Bats and the Spirit of Service

I am late with this post too. What the crap am I going to do when I am keeping up on two blogs for my missionaries? Brendan heads off next week to Indianapolis to begin his two year service. I am heartbroken, booting another chick out of the nest- but also excited for the adventures he will have. We are so grateful for Jayden, and his example to his brothers, and well- all of us, really.
This past week we have been plagued with a bat infestation. We had an exterminator come out and estimate that we had 100 or so bats stuffed up in the eaves of the roof of the garage. I am so grossed out right now.
This same week, Elder Wadley sent me this photo.
It is a bat that he caught in one of his investigators homes.
I was weirdly relieved to see that bats are apparently a world-wide epidemic!! Utah to Colombia. The end is near, people! ;)
And these bats are fat-inducing bats, by the way. This is the disease they carry.
I have gained five pounds in the past couple of weeks breathing in the contaminated air.
Or maybe it is the ice cream. I'm thinking bats though.

Here is Elder Wadley's e-mail this week:
Well it sounds like you have had a pretty interesting week! Tell shayne i said sorry that he had kidney stones. My companion last transfer had to go to the hospital as well for the same thing. It is kinda a scary thing i think and doesn't seem right, the sickness and the way that they diagnose and treat it haha!
Well our week really wasn't a whole lot of interesting. The assistants went to the coast to do exchanges and teach and stuff like that and we moved houses. We are splitting up the houses so basically all the secretaries are going to live in the house that we just got and it is a pretty cool house. We have had a couple problems with it though since we have been here. Like i tried to wash my clothes when we first got here and the faucet broke and when we got back we had a swimming pool in our living room haha that was a fun mess to clean up. We have had leaky just about everything in that house-not to mention moving everything. We took two days to get all the big stuff out of the house and take it to the other house. Our new house is on the third floor and guess who got trapped lifting the fridge, washing machine, and most of the couches up? Me and one of the mover guys haha! It was really fun! I was really tired after but i enjoyed it! The little neighborhood where we live now is pretty cool and there are always little kids running around and loud people doing who knows what. Lots of life.
Basically our week with the whole moving and everything has been work in the office, move, and clean and organize the two houses. It has been kinda a long week but it has been a good one. Other than that there isn't much else to say. This week i was able to do a little bit of service and really it doesn't matter how bad of a day you are having or if something went wrong service makes you feel good and a lot happier. I want to challenge you to look for service opportunities this week and pay attention to how you feel during that time!
I am proud of Brendan for what he is doing and i am very excited for him! 
Love you! 
Elder Wadley
a selfie with Elder Flores y Elder Oliveira

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