Tuesday, April 26, 2016

We didn't feel like paying $5 for washing and drying a load. The
things we learn on the mission.
It has been raining and it got super cold, so for a while it just
sucked. On Sunday it even snowed. It was 2 degrees so nothing stuck,
but still. It has warmed up quite a bit and now it's sunny, so all is

We had the most awesome and crazy service ever Saturday. We gave a
bunch of clothing and household items to a bunch of Syrian Refugees.
It was intense; they are some of the most humble people I have ever
met, at least the ones who just got here. One , who looked like a 14
year old, had half a leg and half of one of his hands. He was in a
bomb, and he was the lucky one. Another family took him in as his were
all killed. These people A ward from a different Stake gathered a
bunch of stuff in just 2 weeks and game up and donated it all. We got
to help. I even learned a little Arabic. That was an awesome

We have been helping Salvador. He has been sober for 3 weeks now. We
got him Book of Mormon CDs because he is dyslexic so that helped him.
We taught a lesson with Salvador and Bryan yesterday, and we got them
exited to read the Book of Mormon by reading the story of Ammon. They
liked that.

We have been working to visit all of the members in the stake that
speak Spanish and invite them to pray for missionary opportunity. We
will report on that Wednesday to the Stake President.
With love

Élder Grimmer

Thursday, April 21, 2016


Tuesday, April 12, 2016

It has stayed relatively pleasant, but the wind has been nasty. Elder Russell says it reminds him of his native Idaho, but the people here sure aren't used to it. It got a little chilly but nothing compared to winter.
We met with Sam, but didn't teach anything. Instead, we Skyped his wife and helped her learn english. The entire time Sam was telling her she was doing it wrong and basically putting her down. At the end of the first time we taught her, we pulled him aside and told him to encourage her. Her english is not bad and her reading and writing is great, but she lacks confidence. We came by the next day and it was the same thing again. I'm not sure how they are still married.
Salvador is doing well. He went to AA and will go to ARP this week. He also came to church. We asked someone to give him a ride, but he never got back to us, so we called someone else. Turns out the first did pick him up, so the other guy was left waiting for 20 min. There was also a bit of language barrier which just made everything worse. But hey, life goes on.
I had tripe. It is now the most disgusting thing I've had on my mission yet. We had a dinner less than an hour later, which consisted of steak and shrimp.It was a pleasant difference. Tonight we will be eating with John Gaye, the actual man from the recent movie Freetown. He lives in one of the wards. We will get some Pics=)
With lots of love
Élder Grimmer

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Still fine

The weather is still really nice. It got a little chilly, but really
not bad at all. We are getting close to the point where we can sleep
with the windows open, but not quite yet.

We had a good week. General conference was awesome. We had to watch
all of the sessions on Saturday by ourselves, but both sessions on
Sunday we were able to be with members. Sunday morning we came early
to a Colombian family and we had arepas and eggs for breakfast. They
were good. Later we went to a less active family's house. I really
liked the talks. We tried to change the language both times but it
didn't like us. We watched it in English, which is good for us but not
as much for them. We stopped by Salvador and he had a beer, and
everyone in that house were outside drinking. We showed him a video
about how a guy got saved by Christ, then fell again, but he heard God
say "l'm still here." It was really good for him because  Salvador
feels like a hypocrite when he drinks. We are still meeting with him
almost every day.

Our new apartment kinda sucks. It isn't really terrible, but it is far
from great. One thing that really sucks is that we don't have our own
washing machines. I had to pay 5$ just to wash and dry one load. It is
a lot dirtier and smaller than the other, but not really too bad.
Moving isn't fun no matter where you are going though.

Hope you all enjoyed conference!

Élder Grimmer