Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Transfer to Vanadzor

Our district Elder Peterson, Elder Anderson (new), Sister Broadbent, Sister Beal, Elder Hall, and me :)

I'm way busy so I won't have time to read the email this week. I'm really sorry. I have to cut internet to about half an hour or so. I'm going to print it out and read it at home. Sorry if there's anything you wanted a response to. I promise to respond to it next week!

Well, big news for the week, I'm in Vanadzor now! It's the third largest city in Armenia besides Gyumri and Yerevan and has a very nice branch. It was branch conference this week so there was a pretty neat amount of people who showed up. We had around 120 show up for sacrament meeting including guests, so it was way neat. Quite a change from the 20 we had in Malatia the week before. 

Besides that, there's not much else to tell. Elder Hall is my new companion. On Friday, we drove up through the highlands where there was a snow storm, and then landed in the valley where Vanadzor is located. It's a nice little city of about 50,000 people (I think) and it's known for it's old Soviet Chemical factories. :) They looked really cool.
But yeah, the city isn't as well developed. The mornings when we do have water, the showers are cold :) I still haven't figured out the trick with our cruddy little water heater. But I can't complain. I have a nice warm bed and enough room for my stuff. I think I need to drop a little stuff here in Vanadzor though.  Do you think it would be okay if I dropped those sheets that I brought with me here? Or will we need them when I return? They are a little heavy and take up some space. What do you think?

Well, I hope you like the pictures this week. They should tell pretty much the rest of it.

I love you all! 

Elder Hammer
Parts of Jared's letter to me:

No snow yet. Surprising, because I'm up in the freezing north now. It's cold enough for the puddles to freeze over now, but there hasn't been any snow yet. I got transferred up to Vanadzor from Malatia on Friday and now I'm with Elder Hall. I had a chance to serve around him when I was in Nork, and he's a pretty neat guy. He's from Kansas and comes from a family of six brothers.
Well, there's not much other news, except there's a slight chance my come home date might be moved back to May 29th or so because of the fact that the groups in the MTC are only there for 9 weeks now instead of 12. It's not for sure yet, but we'll see. 
Me haulin' logs
The wood we cut
Cross on the hill on the way up to Vanadzor
Vanadzor church
Ducks :)
Chapel in Spitak, a little city just out of Vanadzor
Our investigator's cat. The cat is super tiny and super cute
Cut wood this morning. This is the result of our work :)

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