Dear Elder Slavens

Dear Elder Slavens

Elder Dallin J Slavens Cambodia Phnom Penh

Elder Chancellor J Slavens Idaho Twin Falls

Monday, April 21, 2014

The Proof Is In the Pudding

What does that phrase even mean?

Hello, world! And isn't it a beautiful day today? Everyone just go give someone a hug! Unless you're a missionary, then shake their hands very warmly, and I think that'll have to do.

I've had a great week. Lots of good work, lots of trips to big meetings, unlimited miles.

Oh, did I say unlimited miles? Hohohoho, you guys, check this out. Last week we were called by the Elder in charge of the cars for our mission, and we found out that the Chevy Cruz (our car) was being recalled because like 30% of those cars in the nation have a bad axel, are breaking on the freeway, and killing peeps. So our mission president was like "Oh hey, we should probably do something about this so that our missionaries don't die, yeah?" So we took it in to the shop to get it checked, and guess what! Our axel was totally one of the bad ones, and we could have died this week. Or many weeks prior because I've been driving this car for months. I'm convinced that angels have been sitting in our car forcing the axel together so that Elder Martinez and I would survive until we got this mess figured out. So in the meantime, as they figure out how to fix our messed up car, we have a rental.

But this isn't just any silly rental, you guys. The Lord has entrusted Elder Martinez and I with a brand-new, shiny red, all leather interior, 2014 Chevy Impala. Oh my gosh I can't even tell you. And on top opf that, because it's a rental and not actually a mission vehicle, we have UNLIMITED MILES. So we can go pretty much wherever the heck we want with no fear of running out of miles every month. It feels pretty cool to write '0' every single day on the mileage report, too.

But for reals, this has been such a good thing for us! We've been able to drive to see investigators almost every day that we have never been able to see because they're so far out and hard to get to with mile limitations! So this has been a really good week.

Yet unfortunately, I was just called by one of the elders in our area who told me we might have to drive into Twin today to take it back because we don't have insurance for the rentals. :( So we'll see whether I have it next week!

But yeah, that's pretty much been our life this week. Pretty legit stuff! I hope you guys all have a great week yourselves! Keep it real!

Elder Slavens

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