Sunday, July 14, 2013

July 14, 2013

Hey, I'm Elder Harris' sister, Holly, and I will be keeping you posted with all the e-mails, letters, and pictures Scott sends. So far, Scott has been in the Missionary Training Center in Provo, UT for about 5 weeks. He will be shipping out for Romania a week from tomorrow, on July 23. 

Here's what Scott has sent so far: 

June 26:
So last night we went to a devotional and the speaker was Janice Kapp Perry.  She told this story about what her husband's first line to her was. She was about to audition for a clarinet part, so she was practicing a little.  her now husband goes up to her and says: Those lips look like they were made for something much better than playing the clarinet.  At that point we all laugh, and her husband, who is 78 ps, starts running up to the podium as fast as he can, and it looks like he's about to say something into the microphone, li9ke nonono that's not what happened, but instead, he just pulls her aside and gives her a big ol smooch.  The crowd went WILD hahahaha.  He turns around and walks off the stage with one fist raised triumphantly in the air as we gave him a standing ovation.  Of course, once he realized this, he gave us an encore performance haha.  Anyway, he's just my new hero, that's all.
My companions are super cool.  My teacher, Fratele Sandberg is the coolest guy.  He has this beautiful hair that swooshes over to the side and he actually laughs at our jokes.  Oh and we figued out how to say animal noises.  dog = hăm hăm (hum hum), duc = mac mac, bear = moar (mowarr), and my personal favorite, the pig = guiz guiz (gweez gweez), oh and the mouse goes chis chis (kees kees).

July 3:
Ummm okay so we teach "investigators" (our teachers) and one time I went in there and the guy, Gheorghe, went to shake my hand and I didn't know what he was doing so I just gave him a bro-hug instead.  It was super terrible.  I like ruined our lesson before it started.  Also, we told him that the water in California isn't boiled, and that Moses built an arc.  So we're doing great, preaching misinformation and nonsense.

July 10: 
Ummmm story of the week, we learned how to sing the birthday song:
La mulți ani și sanătate
sa-ți dea Domnul Tot ce dorești
Zile senine și fericire
La mulți ani să traiești
Mulți ani traeasca
Mulți ani traeasca
La mulți ani
Cine să traeasca?
Cine să traeasca?
La mulți ani
(name) să traeasca
(name) să traeasca
La muți ani!
Basically, the ț makes a sound like zz in pizza, the ș makes a sh sound, and you don't pronounce the i at the end of the word, and you pronounce every syllable.  The song goes to the tune of the Swedish birthday song, not ours, so you can look it up on youtube or something.  

And here are the latest pictures: 

Scott's district at the Provo Temple. 
I'm pretty sure this is his companion getting a terrible haircut. 
Language training
They've been having some fun pretending to be Ghostbusters. 
If there's something strange in your neighborhood, who you gonna call?

Capturing some ghosts

Scott recommends looking up the talk "The Character of Christ" by David A. Bednar. He says it's his favorite talk ever. Here's a link: 

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