My companion is Elder James from Utah. He is 6’ 8” and plays basketball! He likes to hunt and fish as well. He came straight from high school. He actually speaks very well already! Maybe even better than I did when I arrived haha. I was surprised to be transferred back to this area, but it´ll be nice to finish up somewhere that I know.
These past few weeks we have been working hard! We are working in a neighborhood where I had never worked before, even when I was here the first time. Hardly any missionaries have worked there in the past! There are lots of people ready for the gospel there. When we ride the bus, we stand up in front of everyone and shout out the message of the restoration and invite everyone to church. Elder James is fearless, I told him to do it on his first week and he did! Yesterday, we brought some investigators to church that we are planning on baptizing on Sunday.
We are also helping to get a new apartment ready for an elderly missionary couple who will be moving in next transfer. They are Americans. President is focusing a lot on the branch here because it needs to become a ward soon! Once our branch becomes a ward, then the district will become a stake. And once the district becomes a stake, the mission will have enough stakes to divide into 2 missions! I think this is the President’s goal before he leaves.