1325 E Interstate 30 Apt 303
Garland, TX 75043
We are in the Rowlett 3rd ward, which includes parts of a few different cities. My companion is Hermana Stripling. She had red hair and is from Canada. So she says things like "hashteg" instead of "hashtag". We get along really well, and we talk about socialism, schooling, and American pride as we drive around, eating birthday cake flavored Oreos.
I am pretty happy to be in an all Spanish area again. It sounds like I will be in charge of playing the piano for singing time in Primary. We had stake conference this weekend, so I feel like I don't know very many members yet.
We also got iPads last week! It is an interesting adjustment, like the world is at our fingertips but we have to still remember who we are and what our work is. In a few week, I might even have a Facebook again! Life is just changing all the time.
I feel like I won't be able to write much else. We spent most of our time today watching training videos to prepare us for some of the new features we will be allowed to use on the iPads this week. Baby steps.
We have already seen lots of miracles. We went over to read the Book of Mormon with someone and a young man was sitting outside as we walked up. As we started talking with him, we found out that he had been a super faithful member of the Church a few years before, but a bunch of crazy things had happened in his life and he has recently been on a different path. He sat and read with us, and even shared what those things meant to him. It was really touching, and he wanted to know the contact information for the missionaries where he lives, so that they can also help his younger brother. We hope he sticks around here for a few more weeks so we can teach him some more.
We have also had a few good lessons while knocking on doors. It is kind of sad to give up English investigators to the other missionaries now, but I'm now complaining. We are pretty determined to practice lots of Spanish. Also, sometimes we wake up half an hour earlier than normal to go to the gym, and my companion runs a 5K. I don't run that far.
I will try to send a few pictures next week.
Also, I don't have the words to explain it but I am so happy. I don't know if I have ever been so completely comfortable. Things that usually freak me out a bit, like talking on the phone in Spanish, making small talk, or ordering food don't even bother me. Even during the moments when things don't work out, we are loving it. We are working hard and feeling the Spirit and seeing miracles.
Have a great week! Love you!