Monday, March 26, 2012

Borders.... Trains.... and sub machine guns‏

Well my computer crashed and so i have pretty much lost all will to re write everything that i had on here before. so sorry. But i will give you somethin to read i guess.
Well the weather has finally cleared up and im pretty stoaked about it cause for the last 2 months it has been nothing but crap weather every single day. But yesterday was amazing and we put some good miles on my ecco's. So ya life is good as of yesterday haha, but oh well. We had zone conference last week in krasnodar that was awesome cause Elder Lawrence from the area Presidency was there and he gave me an interview. haha he was sweet and he gave some bomb talks. And his wife was probably better than him haha, she talked about the 12 tribes of israel. And not going to lie i dont think i have ever taken so many notes in my life! The lesson was great. But I talked to Elder Lawrence for a while and he said he knows John's Dad pretty well and i guess they sit next to each other during conference and stuff. So i told him to say hi for me haha, im sure they get lots of hi's from people all around the world but oh well. And he also said he will be giving the opening prayer at Priesthood session so be on the look out for him. he is a stud. So all of that was pretty fun.

oh ya thank you grandma and grandpa wright for the package :) it was a christmas package full of socks and underwear :) if you guys wanted to know hahah :) thanks :)

Other than that we had a Visa trip. Which sucked. One of the elders from krasnodar bought our train tickets to Rostov and he pulled a dumb tard move and bought us 3rd class train tickets. Which the 3rd class consist of wooden benches and heaters that are so hot they will start a fire if you put your bag on it. So we had a 4 hour train ride from hell. And that is exactly what it was haha but it was alright, we just made fun of him for buying the wrong tickets haha he felt pretty bad but we were just teasing him. But then the next morning we had our visa trip across the border, i smuggled ella's flat stanley across the border and took a pic in ukraine for her. Me and the other elders were talking about it and we are pretty sure ella is going to have the coolest flat stanley project in her whole class. Cause she whent to Russia/and ukraine. Pretty bomb eh? haha ill attach some pics for her, anyways but we had a good time and nothing whent too horribly wrong. we were detained for about an hour and a half on the border freezing my butt off. But they ended up letting us go with nothing wrong. Russian Police suck. they were just trying to be jerks.  ya then we got to the ukrainian border and they wouldnt let us through. so i had to get in an argument with the border police. they kept telling they wouldnt let us in just because they didnt like us. so we threatened them with a phone call from the embassy. and finally after some name calling the border controll boss guy came over and he told the border officers where to shove it and we got through. I dont know why but borders and Elder Wright dont mix very well. Oh well.

Well then finally we got back to sochi and we had our church meetings and i had a talk about the light of christ which is my favorite subject so that was pretty easy and after sacrament some of the members came and asked me for all of my refferences. And mom yes i did get a new BOM in russian. they put out a new translation which is amazingly better haha. the old one had so many mistakes it was rediculous. anyways so now its all better and i have a new triple combo bom, pearl of great price and D and C. so ya its pretty bomb and i used it on sacrament and eveyone was blown away with the new translation. It has changed so much that we have to change the sacrament prayers. so ya thats how big the new translation is haha. but its better. But anyways nothing too exciting has been going. other than the drunk lady on the street yesterday. she came up asking us weird questions and finally i was getting sick of her and she stuck her hand out to me and said give me some money! so i stuck out my hand and said no, you give me some money haha. :) it was pretty funny then she slappend my hand back and told me some naughty words haha. then i asked her if she had been drinking and she nodded. and i asked her if it was vodka or whiskey. and she laughed and said it was vodka and that whiskey is for americans ahha. i laughed pretty good. But that was all the funny stuff that happened.  ill attach some sick pics of the sunset and flat stanley for you guys to see. but i better go. i love you all

Dont Die please :)

Pictures : well here are some pretty sick pics i took these past couple weeks. :) hope you enjoy them have a great week.

Elder Big D Wright

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Week of trains and turmoil and letters of joy

Well where do i need to start!

I guess i will start out by saying holy smokes! I think i received 7 letters this week and 2 packages! Thank you for the Packages Gentry Brown Scott and Taylor Ugine Nancollas. You guys rock

And thanks to  Ella and Robin and all her Roommates and buddies for the stack of letters. This week was started off right haha.

Anyways like in my subject my companion and I rode trains from heck and back. Im dead serious we had to ride a 6 hr train to krasnodar to the elders apartments and from there to Rostov a 4 hr ride and we spent the night there. Then my comp had a visa trip to Ukraine. thank goodness i didnt have to go. then we boarded another train to Krasnodar and spent the night there and then back to sochi my abode. so ya we racked up the traveling hours on the train and the worst thing is that we have a zone conference to go to tomorrow in krasnodar then we come back. then i have a visa trip on the 23rd so that means i have to go back to Rostov and to ukraine!!!! its the most rediculous thing i have ever had to do on this mission. Someone please put a bullet in my head. so if i add it correctly which i probably didnt its a whole whopping 52 hrs on the train for ol' Dallin and my fearless companion. This whole thing is just a bunch of waste of church money also. but its not my decision. oh well enough for complaining.

Well today we had institute of religion and sports night. We had a good 5 people at institute and another 6 for ping pong and chess tonight. we all had a good time and we didnt kill each other, thats the good part. But i did get my butt spanked by a 60 yr old lady in ping pong. She said she was the champion in the Southern Russia region back in the day, which was a way back in the day haha. But i did beat her once out of three times. so yes, i got spanked haha. Then our investigator yura showed up and i played pingpong with him for a while and we battled it out. We had a great time and i invited him to come to the branch party on the 17th celebrating like 150 years of the relief society or something like that. And we combined our talent night in there also so ill play the guitar and try not to sound like an idiot. And my companion and i decided we are going to do a puppet show about missionary work and how we think it should work. walking up to people trying to talk to them , them saying no, us beating them up, threatening them and eventually forcing them to church. and at the end a guy is going to run up to us begging us to baptise him  and we will just sit there for a minute then laugh hysterically and walk off saying what a good joke. haha so it will be good and ill try and get all of this recorded. So Yura will come and we will have a good time.

But ya tomorrow we leave for zone conference, i guess a guy from the area presidency is coming. So hopefully i dont get sent home haha. And President Nechiporov will be coming to our branch this sunday. this whole week has been so stressful trying to get everything ready for all of the big dogs coming down. Geeze. but oh well but i kinda feel bad cause we have been having the worst of luck with missionary work down here so it seems like we have just been sitting down here in the best weather of the mission picking our noses. oops. But oh well.

But while i was in Rostov this week i called Irina up. the lady i baptized. I guess she broke her leg slipping on the ice and she has been in and out of the hospital all month. :S so i talked to her for about an hour and cheered her up. She is such a sweet lady and it made me really sad that i couldnt go visit her. its pretty weird how you can love people you only have known for a couple months. She pretty much feels like family to me and it was sad to hear about her predicament. Hopefully ill be able to go see her soon.

Anyways i better get going. i wrote enough to last you for a month of reading. ill send you pictures and all that good stuff next week hopefully.

Well i love you all
Dont die.

Love me Elder Big D
Elder Big D Wright

Thursday, March 8, 2012


Well nothing to report so ill make it brief. Im staying in sochi another transfer. :S great.... ya. Roberts is staying also which is cool.
the rain hasnt let up since last week. we had about 30 min of sunshine yesterday during church.
oh ya the church flooded yesterday morning and the sucurity guard called me cause the branch president wouldnt answer his phone. So we got a frantic call at 630 in the morning. So we spent our morning cleaning the branch . that was a mess. and we have to go finish fixing the problem today. awesome. Haha
well nothing else to report.

have a good week.

Elder Big D Wright