The Start of another Transfer always is a hectic time. Elders Coming and going. Getting up early or staying up late to get things done. Trying to update new planners and getting everything settled just takes a lot of time. But Thus far its all been awesome.
We stayed the Night in
Lynchburg and got up early in the morning to Take Elder Bolan to the
drop point. After we gave our farewells Elder Stucki and I went back and
crashed for a few more hours (we had to have them at the drop at 4am).
When we got up we decided that their apartment needed a major overhaul
cleaning so I spent nearly 6 hours in the kitchen going over floors,
walls, appliances, organizing cupboards and sanitizing everything in
sight. Just so you know - I'm not a clean freak but when I see a dirty space
and I feel the need to clean I get a little crazy about it.
Finally the Transfer train came in and we picked up my new companion
Elder Wilder. He's is as awesome as he sounds, its true. We've been
having a great time thus far. I have more in common with him than I have
anyone else up to this point so we've been talking alot and quoting
music and movies that we used to know back home. Even more exciting is that he's not afraid to get out there and talk to people! We also had
our first lesson last night and I felt we did a good job of backing each
other up and filling in where the other left off. I'm very excited to
get some good work down this transfer and find out what else the Lord
has in store for keeping me here. Elder Wilder is loving the area thus
far. He's been in more urban area's and was shocked to see how far away
houses were and got really excited to see all the fields of Tobacco. He
wants to get a service job harvesting Tobacco plants haha.
Lets see, other than that we've just been getting back to regular work.
Teaching him the area and meeting lots of people. Oh! President Fowler
asked us if we would set up the satilite Broadcast at church for the
General Relief Society meeting. Seeing as we didn't have anything left
to do at that time we decided to watch it. First time I'd seen it but I
really loved Elder Uchtdorfs message about the "Forget me nots" I think
it was a great talk that applies to everyone. Check it out!
Well that seems to be all for the moment. OH WAIT. GENERAL CONFERENCE IS
ON NEXT WEEK! Its that time again to listen to a Prophets Voice. Its
probably one of the most exciting times of the year for missionaries. I
hope everyone gets a chance to sit down and watch a least one session.
Its about time for me to get running now.
Love you all Much and Can't wait to get your Mail