Tuesday, January 17, 2012
14 January 2012
i wont be able to send yall anything on monday, because the library will be closed for MLK day, so here is your update :)
im really loving my new area and companion. Elder Larson is awesome. He's got a positive attitude and likes to have fun. and he really really loves the people we are teaching so that makes its a lot easier for me to love the people as well. We live with a couple named Ringer. they have 7 kids but none of them live at home anymore. we live in their basement. i definitely like this living arrangement more than my last one.
Ive met a lot of people so far, but i dont remember a lot of them. We hopefully have a couple baptisms coming up soon. and we are speaking tomorrow in church. Our subject is "missionary work" so thats not too hard but i havnt organized my thoughts yet, so we'll see how it goes. It's gonna be a little weird speaking in front of 300ish people that i dont know at all.
biking. biking wears you out a lot more than riding in a car! we live at the bottom of a hill. so on the way out, it takes us 45-60 mins to bike up the hill and get to the top of our area. by then sweat is dripping off my nose and my legs are burning. sometimes i cry :P but on the way home i barely have to pedal and it only takes about 20 mins. i bough this awesome light that i put on my spokes so it spins around in circles when i ride. I also bought a can of glow in the dark spray paint... :)
we named my bike the Dragon because it makes all kinds of crazy noises. (im taking it to a bike store for a tune up on monday, hopefully the crazy noises will stop)
yesterday we taught a guy named rudy. pretty sure he was on some sort of mind altering substance, but he was pretty funny. he kept quoting random movies and saying "old man dude". and then he told us that Hindus call God "Jehovah". i almost squirted water out of my nose when he said that one. but he had a good lesson with him once he finally stopped talking.
the weather here is awesome! i missed ohio weather in the fall. but now that its 63 and sunny half way through January, I'm doing alright. although, im really hoping i dont have to bike up this hill when its 109 out!
I hope all is well with everyone. Be safe. Keep praying. Love you all!
Elder donovan :)