Well. Let me begin with a spiritual thought: D:C 24:1-8. Trials. Whoopie. We learn. The church is true. Amen.
Well. I like my new area. My new companion is different. But I´m too used to my buddy Elder R. I´m now with Elder B. (Like Los B! The restaurant. Is that place still open? I´d like to go again when I get back and order in Spanish.)
The area is great. It´s huge. All of the members are inactive, which is actually okay. I´m coming to find that I like kind inactives a lot more than faithful members who are jerks.
The church is nice. Very pretty inside. We have no pila bautismal inside. Instead it´s a giant stone basin behind the church. With algae growing in it right now.
There were so few people in fast and testimony meeting here that they had a rest hymn to fill more time.
The house is nice, and at the same time sucks. It´s more airy, and less like a prision than the other. Because its on a second floor. But our bathroom, and shower are like twenty feet from the room where we study and sleep. Not so nice when it´s pouring outside. When it rains hard, it doesn´t drain well, so the level goes up until it floods our rooms on the floor. So everything needs to be off the ground.
That night, one of them accidently shot another member of the group. But there´s been no intentional violence. The next day, the military police kept the road open. And theres been a squad of 10 or 12 militares patroling the pueblo. They´re mostly for presence though. They don´t look very well trained.
But yeah. That´s my adventure. We went and bought ties yesterday. I have fourty ties that I plan to use when I get back. After all, I´ll be wear business professional basically the rest of my life after college, right? Might as well wear it cheap.
I love you. They told us something interesting in zone training this week: My parents aren´t perfect, but they were perfect for me. And how we aren´t perfect, but we are perfect for our areas, and that there are people who we need to help.
Oh! I almost forgot. The other big difference is that I have a big district. We are six. Two sisters (the only ones in the zone), and two more Elders. More responsibility. Yuck. But it´s cool. Makes me feel important. It´s kind of weird to have sisters, because my whole mission I´ve basically been with only Elders. I´ve never been in a district with sisters before. But they´re focused and they work hard.
But yeah. That´s all folks. I love you. It´s wet here. Take care. (Almost 13 months.)