Hey, family, what's going on? Things are going good here.
So, dad, you're traveling a lot again, eh? Didn't we move to Virginia in the beginning so that you didn't have to travel as much as you did with American Express?
So, anyway, something good happened last week that I would like to share. I finally finished the Book of the Mormon for the first time! It was awesome! It was Wednesday I think, that morning during personal study I read to Ether 5, and I realized how close I was, so I just made a push that night after we went in from working. So, yeah, I can finally say I have read the Book of Mormon sincerely all the way through. Yeah, so now I am reading it in Albanian, I am in 2nd Nephi through most of the Isaiah chapters, which gave me a bit of a headache. If you thought understanding Isaiah in English was hard, try Albanian.
So, mom, yeah, there aren't any sister missionaries in Fier or Elbasan right now. There are two in Tirana, two in Durres, two in Vlore, and during this last transfer the first two sisters have been put into Kosovo. But apparently by June there's supposed to be 14 sisters in our mission, so I would assume that just about every area in Albania would have a sister companionship by then. We'll see.
1) Dad, we do get a vegetable in there a couple times a week. Don't worry, you'll get a picture of what I eat today.
Jake, keep doing work.
Andrea, broken ankles build character. (it was a slight sprain.)
Ok, this last week. I think I can honestly say that I am now fluent in Albanian. Not to be proud or anything, but people here have been very impressed with my speaking, which always is good, so yeah. My understanding here is doing just fine, I think I realize now that people have different accents so I won't be able to understand everything all the time, but yeah sometimes people have originally thought I am albanian, so that's a good feeling I guess.
Anyway, yeah, so you might notice that I am writing this email a little bit later than usual. That's because our district went to the city of Berat today for p-day. I'm gonna send you pictures right after I finish this.
Anyway, this is all I got for this week. Everyone take care, and have a good week!
Ju dua,Elder Palmer