We woke up with water covering our whole house

July 7, 2014
  Hey Mom... so I got the letter from you guys today too. Nothing is better than getting letters from home haha and I read that Cole said that he is going to be driving across Nebraska in a couple weeks. Are you guys going to go on another one of those 3 week long vacations again?
   So we met our new mission president this week. His name is President Bonini. We're gonna have another conference next week. He only talked to us for like 2 hours. Not much has changed yet here. He just added some rules like we have to go to church in our suits now.. but I think that's pretty much the only thing that changed... we´ll see what happens here in a few weeks when we have more meetings with him. 
   So it sounds like the missionaries there are livin the dream haha. While they were shooting off fireworks, playing bocce ball, ping pong, and burning holes in peoples houses. we were inside watching church movies on our 8 inch portable DVD player haha. I read in the letter that Cole got juggling pins for his birthday. I must have been missing alot these past 8 months because when I left Cole didn't have the coordination to juggle tennis balls let alone bowling pins haha. In our area there's this guy that's always dressed in a clown suit juggling sticks that are on fire in front of the cars.. hoping that someone will give him some money. 
   Dad must really like scouts to be going to scout camp for a week without any of his own kids. But I guess scout camp would be pretty fun if you're a leader... you get to leave behind all your duties and responsibilities for a week to hang out with the other leaders all day while the kids are trapped in classes. Not too bad I guess. 
   So this week we stayed in all day after we ate lunch during the Brazil game. And tomorrow as well, we will be staying in all day… it'll be kinda like another pday haha... so we´d better find another church movie to watch on our little dvd player. We finally got a Ward mission leader in our ward this week! so that was pretty exciting for us haha. He's our good friend. He's been home from his mission for 5 months and he's full of ideas on how we can integrate the ward into missionary work. 
   This week is already the last week of the transfer so we will see what happens on the next pday. So this week one day when we were washing clothes in the washing machine.. the tube where the water passes to leave the washing machine broke and we woke up in the middle of the night with water covering our entire house haha. It was pretty wild but we're slowly recovering. 
   So on the sound box you guys gave me theres over 500 songs. So one day I sat on my bed looking for the Star Spangled Banner and I finally found it. number 444. So on July 4th, the 2 Brazilians and the Argentinian and I, we all listened to the Star Spangled Banner as I sang with my hand on my heart looking at the flag that I made and hung up on the wall next to our picture of Jesus. After that I read 1 Nephi 13:30 for everyone…  they say it talks about the Americas in general, but I like to believe it talks about the United States.... All the Americans in the mission like to show their patriotism haha. 
July 4th
   I don’t really have too many new stories this week, but I’ll try to send somenext week.  Hope you guys are enjoying your summer.  Tell Cole he better get to work fixing that hole in the siding of the house, haha.  Love you guys. – Elder Udy

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