Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Cordova Bound!!🙌 Week #21

Hey everybody, 

Sorry for getting to the email late today. I just have
had a lot of things to do today and am stressin😷

So the big news with transfers is Elder Lewis is staying in Wasilla
and getting a new missionary and I'm headed down to Cordova which is a
tiny fish village. To get there we have to drive down to Whittier and
then I have to take a 7 hour ferry down to Cordova. The ferry is going
to be so sweet. I'm one of the first missionaries to take a ferry in
years. No missionaries have been in Cordova for 6 years. It's a tiny
fishing village that is all by itself. The Wasilla valley where I am
at has almost 100,000 people here and in Cordova there is roughly
2,300 so yea it's going to be crazy. The cherry on top is that we are
living in the chapel down there. We will be sleeping in like the
primary room and just chillin there I guess. There is just a small
branch down there so its going to be quite an experience.  Everything is
going to be twice as expensive as it is already and everything is
alread over priced so....  ya..

Something else about Cordova is it has the record snowfall in Alaska.
Like four years ago over the entirety of the winter they got like 32
feet of snow so it's going to be insane. My new campanion is going to
be Elder Pace and he is a way cool missionary that I've gotten to know
and now he will be my companion and I'm killing him off down there
because he only has one more transfer left and he will be going home.  It'll be fun!!
It will be just the two of us down there so it'll be nuts. The
Assistants to the president told me that by the time I get out of
Cordova that I will have been on the ferry for like a total of 48 hours
cause we come up for zone conference and other meetings.

I'm super excited to go to Cordova and have fun down there. There
should be lots of work because like I said no missionaries have been
there for 6 years. I'm so pumped it's going to be hard though there's
like no food down there and they eat a lot of fish. Good thing though
I heard they eat lots of crab and shrimp so that'll be good.
it's also super pretty down there from the pictures I have seen so
that's going to be fun

Leaving Wasilla is going to be hard though I love this ward and all the
missionaries here and now I have to say goodbye.  It kind of feels like
I'm starting a new mission and I'm kind of stressin because I'm trying
to buy what I need because everything will be ridiculously expensive
once I get to Cordova and just trying to figure it all out is crazy.

Anyway the hike we went on last week was crazy!!  I have some cool pictures
that'll I'll send and also know that I love you and wish me luck out
in the tiny village.... cause idk how I feel about it all!!

Love You💛💛☺️

Elder Gentry
                                                  our Hike




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