Thursday, April 16, 2009

Welcome to Provo Elder Caywood‏

So pretty much I've been wondering what to write all week. I sit in bed for countless hours just pondering what will I say to the entire world in this short little message. Naw I'm just kidding I just kind of think as I go. Lots of stuff has been going through my head and it has been an incredibly busy week. Let me get started from I guess whatever point I left off before but first.

I've been thinking about the Jay Cutler trade a lot. I don't know a lot about it but I thought, this coach essentially created Tom Brady and Matt Cassel. So we should be alright right? Plus Cutler msay not pull through in the windy city even though I think the Bears are suddenly super bowl contenders, sigh. So they sent Scott home on idol huh? Well I guess it was bound to happen. Sorry to hear about Fiona hopefully Sarah's dance is still good. How's Sarah's foot? The weather sounds frightful but remember it hits here first. Provo is about as bi-polar as Colorado Springs. We got a ton of snow yesterday and apparently its a illegal to throw snowballs(I don't think its true but whatevs)

So apparently the term b-mail was more clever than I thought. I got a bunch letters telling me how awesome the term is. So yeah I'm cool apparently. I also got a few letters telling me about Elder Holland's talk at conference and asking if I saw it. I did not get to see it unfortunately. My roomate got food poisoning so I was in the residence hall that Sunday. But... Elder Holland spoke at the devotional here on Tuesday. It was so amazing. He speaks to missionaries with so much passion. I loved it. He said "I hope you have a fraction of an idea of what you're doing, cause then you're on the right track". I just love that guy it was a phenominal talk.

I better elaborate on the title of the email. Well this week I've gotten to go all over the place here. The temple for starters, twice! But thats across the street. On Saturday my companion got sick. I took him to the health clinic only to discover that they are closed on Saturdays. I asked him if he could wait then he uttered something I won't soon forget. "Elder Caywood I can't see the lower half of your body". I froze and rushed to the front desk and we went to urgent care. They couldn't figure out what was wrong with him gave him some pain killers and sent us on our way. Tuesday it happened again so this time we went and saw an eye specialist so we got to go into Provo. They couldn't figure out what was wrong either. So I've gotten to see the town a little bit because of our trips to medical places(we're suposed to see the 4th doctor this week for him). Its funny how many people wave to you when you're out on the street. Its either a wave, a honk, a smile, or a scowl it seems. Not too many scowls in Provo though.

I've started the 2nd lesson but my companion hasn't been able to study it much so I don't have much practice at it. Gym time is always fun here. I always play volleyball since I'm only coordinated enough to do that. I'm not allowed to serve to girls anymore. I served to a guy on the other team and he tried to return it. It hit him in the arm and he started bleeding. He was mad but I think he must have like retarded skin or something. Whatever. Referral Center is fun I think I talked about it last week. Its when we call people and bother them about free dvds and scriptures and what not. I called a lady on Monday and I think I converted her over the phone. I got her to pick up a B.O.M. read 3rd Nephi and have the missionaries over. It was just a taste of what it'll be like. I'm excited!

So I got my departure papers and such this week. I leave on Tuesday around 8 40 in the morning. That'll be cool. Also parentals be around on Tuesday morning because I'm allowed to call you from the airport briefly so be available! Its weird to be leaving. The new Elders came in yesterday. We decided to prank them. I gave Elder Paiz my sunglasses and he pretended to be blind and pulled it off beautifully. We kept it going everywhere we went. He held onto my bag and just follwed. We had people get his food and everything it was flawless. The new elders completely bought it. Bahahaha. We ended the charade at lunch today. They took it well and really thought it was blind. We're just glad they didn't write home and say "There's a blind kid here, he's so inspirational to my testimony of the church I think I can do my mission because of him. " That would have been bad. P-day is winding down. This window is going to close in 5 minutes.

I've been studying so hard this week. My scriptures are starting to look missionary like. I liked Easter. But someone had to tell me it was Easter cause I didn't know. I lost track of the days. I'm still doing well I can't believe its almost over. I've gained 5 lbs since getting here. I'm fat and its gross but whatevs. The candy is good mom! You're taking every holiday candy package I see. Can't wait for Earth Day or 4-20 but missionaries don't celebrate that. Actually only drugees celebrate 4-20 why am I even talking about that. I don't even know. I just want to say I appreciate the letters so much. Its nice to know someone is thinking about me. Mom you're pretty on top of it you don't miss a day. Dad you're pretty good at it too. Sarah stop having mom quote you and write something you hobo. I get letters from several people and I really appreciate it even if its small. I read them and I think about you guys and keep everyone in my prayers. Peace out.

Love, Elder Caywood

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