So.......Elder Davies is definitely leaving from Bradenton!...............Probably
next transfer because it's not this one! I'mstaying! Weird
right? And guess what else...Elder Evans is leaving! He was
only here for 1 transfer! He's way bummed about that. He's going to be
zone leader down in Ft. Meyers. I guess I just breed Zone Leaders. I'm
staying another and I'm getting Elder James. He was Evans' companion
before me! So Evans said he's way chill. So hopefully that all works out good with him! The
switch is on Tuesday.
Kinda a bummer for Evans to go because it's finally after a transfer
that you actually start to build and strengthen the relationship with a
companion and find common ground and get used to them. Now I have to do
that all over again! Should be exciting. Back to making all the
decisions for every little thing!
We met President Cusick on Friday!
He had his wife and daughter with him. They're way cool. He'll be way good though once he gets more
experience. Interviews and stuff with him will probably be this next
transfer. He let us know a lot of the new stuff that's coming. Like
IPADS!! That'll be awesome! And how we're going to be using Facebook in
our areas and the building tours and such. There's gonna be a lot of
changes coming up in the next few months. Change is good! OH! Did
you guys know it's a new rule that missionaries are like absolutely not
supposed to wear backpacks or even like have them or bring them on their
mission??? They say it's because it makes us look unprofessional and people always
wonder what we have in our hiking packs. So now it's the side
book bag things that we're supposed to use. And we don't even have to
carry around scriptures since we have ipads, but we'll probably still have
to do it to prove to people that we have a bible and stuff.
We had two more baptisms yesterday of Zamarit and JJ! I
baptized JJ and Evans baptized Zamarit. There was
SO many people there! Like 12 circle tables worth of people! There's
usually like 3 tables worth. It's because their grandma is an awesome member whose daughter (jj and zamarit mom) is inactive but
they've been associated with the church and this branch their whole
lives so all of the adults in the branch knew who they were and the
grandma made sure there was like ten thousand pounds of food made and
it was insane! But it was so cool to see that many people at a
baptism! Instant support right there. That's how EVERY one
should be! They literally know they have the whole branch supporting
them as new converts. It was way cool to be a part of. There'll be pics
4th of July! Yeah we didn't do anything.....except watch
fireworks!! We watched them at the
Riverwalk, since we live on it we just walked basically outside of the
parking lot and were there. So they shot them from right behind the
green bridge and we were on the Riverwalk watching them and they were
all reflecting off the river and stuff! Got some sweet
pics of that too. Oh man! But walking up and down that Riverwalk made me
and Evans want to be in Utah! In Utah before fireworks there's people
playing games, throwing a football, doing little fireworks, bbq'ing.
Here....there's just a smoke cloud above everyone's heads the entire
night because of all the smoking from...everyone.
And yeah. 6 months. WEIRD. Technically it's considered my "6 months"
like...today because I've been out exactly 4 transfers including the MTC
and each transfer is a month and a half...so I like the earlier one! So
I'm at 6 months! Something weird is the transfer after this one is
going to only be 4 weeks long. That'll be a short one for sure! But yeah
6 months on a mission! I met up with Elders Hall and Booth at the
President meeting thing and we were talking about how insane that is. It
seems like we were just barely in the MTC together, but then it seems
like it's been a long time! Pretty weirdy.
Oh so this next transfer is going to be so muchknocking doors. Unless we amazingly start getting referrals from people.
Because as of right now, we have NOBODY that is progressing that isn't a
recent convert. That's like all this transfer will be is recent convert
stuff because there's like a billion. So that'll be exciting.
Alrighty well have fun with everything going on this week! Tell everyone I say hi!