How was driving class?
It was fine. I was only there for about 30 minutes and then someone told me that I could leave so I did. The drivers here are worse than at home. People drive crazy and blow their horn at everyone. The next things is that whenever I get some time, I will go to the ATTT (DMV) to take my driving test. Parking is all of the driving test here; normal parking, parallel parking, and reverse parking. We have a Nissan truck that we use for the office, but we rent a smart car basically just for the test.
Are you ready for the new missionaries this week?
We are ready. We just make sure that we have a hotel for them. We get the flight plans and then we go to the airport to pick them up. We go in 2 cars. One to carry all the missionaries, one for all their luggage. The APs take the missionaries, we take luggage. It should be fun. I get to see what is happening when it happens. There are 6 new gringos coming. After we pick them up, we will go to Pres house. We also have 3 people going home. Most people coming and going route through Atlanta, so they go right by home. We haven´t had any new missionaries from Mexico or Guatemala in a while.
Are you also in charge of getting plane tickets for missionaries' trips home?
I do have to do that. I buy them about 6 months out.
We played soccer. I did ok, but I am still terrible. But it is more fun to play now.
Who is your favorite member in your ward?
I like Elder Garcia. He is really funny. He is a convert from a long time ago. Then most recently, he was a 70. One of the big ones. He has funny stories from meetings with Pres Hinkley
What is the area around your apartment like? I hear your office building has a doorman.
No one has to ring you in at our apartment. But you have to have a key to get in to the building. It works well. It is secure. We do have a doorman at the office. He is cool. He forgets to give us stuff a lot. But he is a good guy.
|Out the Front of our Apartment|
Any thing exciting?
We will be getting a new Stake Center soon and our office will be there. Also, Independence month is coming up again in October I believe. Remember last year when I didn´t write on Mondays for a month. I don't know how we will do this year. They like to celebrate all month.
What is the best thing about serving a mission?
Working with the other missionaries.
Have a good week and I will talk to you then.