Email from James - July 26, 2010

Tranfer II week I, 

  So I'm still in Kaunas and my address is still the same. However, we changed domes. We live right on Laisves Aleja. My companion's name is Elder Porter. Oh my gosh, him and I get along so so well. He's great. This is his last transfer. The Apartment we are staying in is way old. There was over 25 spiders that we had to kill. They were huge, it was awesome. There is no a.c. so we put the fan right up against our beds and let it cool us. It has still been hot as ever. My arms have a very nice tan lol. But a horrible, I hate to say it, FARMERS TAN!!!! I didn't think the day would ever come. lol.
  We have no less actives to teach so we just talk to people all day and go harvesting all day. Yesterday, we took an adventure walk to go harvesting. We usually just harvest on sundays cause everyone is out on the beaches or the kaimas on the weekends. Elder Porter doesn't know his way around Kaunas so he follows me. But we went out to this cool foresty area that I had spotted a few weeks ago. It was cool because we got to get out of the city for a little. It had poured a ton yesterday so it got way humid and the roads were all foggy looking. It was fun. We followed a road into this small village. It was so cool. totally looked like a WWII scene. We knocked on lots of doors but no one would let us in. I had fun though lol.
   All of the branches in Lithuania is having a Roumšiškas this saturday. They do it once a year. It's where we all get together and act out parts of the book of mormon and play games and what not. It's apparently the biggest thing here lol. I'm way way excited. Elder Porter can't stop talking about it so it must be huge.
  My lithuanian has been increasing more and more. It makes me somewhat in a way happy when I can understand what people say about us lol. I have been able to have conversations with people and what not. It has been lots of fun. I hcan't wait til I get fluent. But it will come in time and I got loads of time. lol. But I work very hard at it.
   So very sad sad news. My really good friend and my MTC branch president just died. I got an email about it and it broke my heart. He was like a second father to me and I didn't imagine that would happen to him. His poor wife is so so sweet to us and cried when we had to leave. It's so sad. Please pray for her. Her name is Sister Payne.
  But today is a fairly nice day. We are going to play some sweet clay tennis after we eat at Can Can pizza at the huge Akropolis mall. I love playing tennis here. Elder Hatch, he is serving in upper Kaunas, said to Elder Porter, you do realize we are a sportsy district and your with hercules. lol Elder Porter always jokes about how he's the side kick and i'm the super hero cause i'm very sportsy. I'm well known for running and never stopping in Lithuania. Even all of the branch knows i'm a huge sports person. lol.
  That's so cool you, dad, got to talk to John Stockton. I told Elder Porter and he was shocked. Everyone knows about your job and the call me the rich boy lol. I just laugh and say whatev. lol. But they think your job is the coolest. Which it is! I love hearing about home and all the crazy stories. lol I can just picture parker being all crazy and what not. That's so cool about tanner's farewell. I don't know who his girl is though. Maybe if i say her, I may remember. Lithuanian messes with your brain to much. I have issues putting english sentences together sometimes because sentence structure here is funny. I can't wait till brandon gets to head out again. I also i'm excited to see pics of the office. Pics of home just are so so cool and make me happy to see.
   I love you all so so much and love hearing from you. I can't wait to get the pics!!!
         Su mylė.
            Vyresnysis Sanfordas

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