This week was great. Elder Forte is such a go getter missionary. We work really well together. We actually got a lot of work done this week with new investigators and getting people to church. We had two investigators come to church, Mia and Derrick. They are a dating couple but aren’t married so they fit the YSA group.
We went on two exchanges this week. The first with Waterman Ward Elders. The Elder I went with expressed concern with contacting people so for our exchange we hit the pavement hard and talked to literally everyone everywhere. It was a fun time to get to know the new District Leader better. The second exchange was with the Florin Elders. I was with a very hard-working missionary. We talked a lot about how he could be a good example and give good insight to the younger missionaries. I am excited to baptize this transfer. I am ready for someone to get in the font this transfer.
I did have the chance to go to Christian Hogge's Homecoming Open House. There was a lot of familiar faces around. I knew a lot of people. Christian still is in the missionary mindset and loves coming to lessons with us. It is almost like I am in a trio again. He has lots of friends he wants us to start teaching so we are really looking forward to working with him.
It is exciting we have a new First Presidency in the church. It has been a great topic to talk to people about on the streets. One day this week we were on full bikes and I loved it. We talked to so many people and got a lot of Book of Mormons passed out. If only YSA boundaries were smaller I would bike all the time. It is just easier to talk to people and more chances to get the gospel out there.
We had interviews with our Mission President and his Wife this week. President and Sister Hymas are the best. They are just down to Earth and great people. I did get a blessing from President Hymas I figured it was time to get my mind straight and a little bit back on track. I haven’t got one in 16 months. The mission had Mission Leadership Council this week. They talked about a lot of stuff that I feel was self-explanatory.
I haven’t played any basketball recently. My mind has been so focused on other things that for once in my life I feel basketball isn’t on my mind at least once a day. It is weird...and quite frankly I suck at basketball now anyways that it is more frustrating to play than enjoying it. I made some goals for myself to just finish my mission super strong and just work my hardest every day for the next 8 months. Other than that, I had a great week!
My companion and I get along great. Chinese is a hecka hard language to learn. I am trying but it is nothing like Fijian. Fijian is way easier. I know one Chinese word...and I don’t have a Chinese key board so I can’t type it out for you but I can say "Calm Down" I just yell at everyone to calm down. Oh...also I am starting my "6 months to sexy" 6 months to get back into shape a little early. It will be 8 months to sexy. I am starting to pack more food and buy more food so I can bulk up a little more. I made a workout schedule and ready to not look fat anymore. I am looking for that road to success and ready to look good again. Time to put in work for the Lord and myself as much as I can give to finish strong.
Elder Nelly Nelson