I attached some photos of the first building in Togo. It is at Kegue. It is really nice and really big. I can't wait until its finish. I heard that it will take maybe 2 more months. The first is of my district all together (um- didn't receive that!), the second is of me, elder burkhart, and elder Owusu. Then the next is of the outside of the building. Then there is one of my campanion. Also there is one of Elder Sow who is from Cote D'ivoire. He is one of my favorite Elders.
Well thanks for everything. I really loving my mission. I can't believe how fast it has flown by. 6 months already is so crazy to think about.Je vous aime beaucoup,
Elder Corey Samuel Kimzey
As you probably can guess from my title, I got my package you sent me this week.(I sent this package the first week of May...) It was really awesome. It made my day. Thanks also for the letters from my friends and from the kids in the primary. Maybe this week I write an email for them I sent it to you. I would sent a letter but it is so hard to mail things here. Thanks for the package again. I'm loving the peanut butter and all the jus(juice.) Also i was going to tell you that the demstorations are still going on, but not to worry. They are mostly just walks. I guess they had a problem in one secteur because a bunch of people were going to go protest naked, so the missionary had to stay away from that part of town. I don't think they ever did protest naked but i thought it was really crazy and funny...
I'm probably going to be the obesse one after my mission if I keep eating like this. haha jk. I stopped gaining weight so its really good...
(I told corey about a new elder coming in November, and asked if he had any advice for him) What is this elder's name? One thing is if he uses razor blades, sometimes the replacements are hard to find so I'm glad i have a ton of those. Also i would tell him to try new things and new foods when he gets here. It makes the mission so much more fun if you try new foods. Also love your new companion. He'll probably be from some foreign country but if you just serve him and look for the good things in him you'll have a great time. That is probably the biggest advice, so many missionary struggle with that. Also in the mtc don't worry about the difference between tu and vous. In france, in is a very impolite to use tu with someone you don't know well. Here even if you never met the person you can use tu. Also don't worry about french. It will come. And when you get to africa you'll probably be in a little bit of shock. Just know that you'll adjust really fast and you'll love it. I'm not quite sure what either advice to give. I tell him to read a lot of preach my gospel and the book of Mormon. I'm sure he'll do great...
I hope you know that I love you. It has already been 6 months- can you believe it? I feel like i just got here.
Je t'aime plus que tout le tart dans la monde, Elder Corey Samuel Kimzey
Things are great here in Africa... I'm sorry today was so difficult. Turkey though sounds good. I don't think they even have turkey here haha.
Thanks for the update on sports...(Corey was a professional sports viewer and loves to get sports updates!) When are you guys thinking of going to Disney World?
We have a lot of really good investigators. Sometimes it is hard because we have so many we have to be really good at planning and also if someone isn't progressing we have to visit them less often because there are so many people just waiting for the gospel. It is crazy. I'm glad to here everyone is doing so well. And tell Morgan for me that he'll get the language down real quick. Yeah I know Elder Layton he is Ablogami I think. We just had a huge transfer. Everyone is staying in my apartment except Elder Owusu. He leaves to Benin and we get a malagesse Elder. Yes there is a couple coming in October. I don't remember there names either. It will be nice to have two couples. One in Benin and one in Togo. The language is really fun. I still mess up a lot but that's okay people usually understand what i mean. It really crazy though how quick it comes. Thanks for everything dad. I love you a lot too. I love sharing the gospel. It just seems so normal now. Sometimes, it feels like I've always been doing it. I love the people of Togo. You will have to come here today just to see them for yourselves. They are one in a kind.
I hope you have a great week love you a lot ,
Elder Corey Kimzey