August 11, 2014
Hello there everyone! Well, there is some groovy techno going on in this internet cafe so I feel motivated to type faster haha. Hopefully I will have more time to write to some of you today because of it. Sorry that the last few weeks I have been a bit short on time. Thanks for all of the birthday wishes! To be honest I doubt that we will do anything that exciting haha. I haven't really told anyone that it is my birthday so it will probably just be a quiet, normal day. Thanks for putting money in my account, though I really don't need it. How much were you wanting me to take out? Also, the package got here. I will open it on Wednesday :) ! I`m glad that you had a good time at the wedding and that it was a nice time. That`s also nice that you got to visit with so many members of the family. What? Kim Barker got married?! That`s crazy haha. I thought that she was a lot younger.....Now I feel like an old fart haha. Like dad said, time is a really strange thing. It goes super slow until we stop and look backwards and realize how fast it has gone. So I think that the beg bugs are gone. Last Monday we stood my matress up and punched it a bunch and I prayed that night that we would not have more problems with them. We haven`t received any new bites like all week, but we will see what happens. I'll keep you posted.So we had transfers this week. I said goodbye Elder Mendoza who is now in his house (CRAZY!!!) and I recieved Elder Martinez. He was Elder Patey`s trainer....so in mission terms my grandpa is now my companion. He's a really really hard worker. He goes home in 3 months so I'm guessing that I will leave the area the next time that we have transfers so that I don`t end up staying here for 9 months. That would be a ton of time in one area. He`s a really good missionary. He's a bit bossy haha....it`s sort of a I know everything about the mission and we are going to do things my way sort of attitude, but I have a lot to learn from him. We made a huge map of our area this week. It`s like 6 feet by 3 feet. We marked all of the members, everyone that we are teaching, and all of our future investigators with different colored stickers. Hopefully it helps us to plan a bit better.