Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Week 3- Last days and MTC and traveling to CA

Well last day in the Mtc we had to be awake by 3:50 in the morning and so we all decided to just stay up and not sleep. We opened a bottle of Sparkling Cider that Rowlands mom sent us. It was actually super funny because we were all laughing to hard to even drink it. After we drank it Rowland slammed the bottle on the ground making it exploded everywhere and we were all dying laughing because glass went everywhere. No one got hurt but it was still hilarious. We decided to vacuum up the glass pieces at like 1:00 in the morning and probable woke up everyone who was on our residence level. 1:30 hit and we were exhausted so we took a nap until 3:50 came around. 

When 3:50 came around we jumped on the bus and headed to the airport or so I thought.  We actually took the bus to the train station. We sat on that train for 30 minutes until we reached another destination where we walked to the NEXT train to take that 2nd train took like 15 minutes before we were at the airport.  When all 45 missionaries arrived at the airport together we looked like the Mormon mafia or something because there was so many of us and everyone was staring. "JUST SMILE AND WAVE BOYS SMILE AND WAVE"

We were able to make it on the plane ok and the flight was super short only like 1 hour long. We landed in Sacramento and were greeted by President Jardine and his wife. They carpooled us to the Mission office and we stayed there for like 3 hours waiting for our missionary trainers to finish transfers and come pick us up. Once the trainers arrived we got our bikes and got our areas. My trainer is Elder Henderson from Utah and we are serving in the Natomas 1st ward.   He got his privilege of driving taken away so I drive us everywhere. We haven’t even used our bikes yet because our area is huuuge.

We went the temple to take some pictures with the new missionaries and President. After that me and my companion went out and taught 4 people within like the first hour out in the field. I was freaking out like what the crap is happening. Once we got to the last lesson at the member’s home I was able to open up a bit and talk in the lesson and tried my best to contribute. The family is inactive but have a little boy that wants to be baptized. We go to their house to help make sure he understands everything about baptism. His mom turned over to her son who is getting baptized soon (his name is Miles) and the mom said "look at Elder Nelson, he is your twin but 10 years older, you will look just like him when you serve your mission" I thought it was hilarious. Miles is an awesome, funny, little kid and is kinda like me...hyper and a dork but smart.

Because of transfers Pday is today but from now on its every Monday. We played ball and I schooled all the elders here. Elders from other zones want to play me.  Our apartment has 2 Elder companionships in it and so it’s fairly big but super nasty. IM SO GRATEFUL FOR A MOM WHO CLEANED THE HOUSE. I bought my first week worth of groceries and feel like a regular missionary so its going good now. Until next week.  

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