Wednesday: We left the MTC in the morning and went to one tree hill, its a way cool hill that looks over the whole mission, it was cool to see everything. then we went to the mission Office and we did training stuff and they did like an orientation for most the day. we all had interviews with President Bali and it was weird. He said tell me something that your best friend knows about you that i should know. Like what am i suppose to say?!?! that's so weird! then we had dinner at the mission home and did a testimony meeting and i talked about John Henry and it was super cool i loved it. Then we stayed in a motel for the night.
Thursday: We had breakfast at the mission home. We then went to transfer meeting where i met Elder Pennington, ( He is from Arkansas and goes home in 11 weeks) we sat there and we listened to the announcements and then we had lunch and we started to talk a bit. it was way cool to get to know him. Then we went to a Mission Conference. where a few random people were there, but Sister Dalton was there. it was way cool. they had a cool thing for the sisters where a bunch of people that were there, David Archeletta was there! apparently he sang like 7 times. but the Elders didn't get to go, that was on Saturday. But then we had to drive around to get Elder Pennington's stuff cuz he didn't know he was transferring tell right before the meeting. so we got his stuff and we went to our flat at like 9 and just went to bed.
Friday: We had to get up and go to the store cuz the other Elders left and went home before us so they left junk EVERYWHERE. there are clothes and boxes and books and crap all over. so we got just a bit of food. We got frozen patties and bread and hashbrowns. so when we don't have a meal planned we just heat those up and eat burgers and hashbrowns. its not that bad. but we have dinner most nights. we are only suppose to have 4 a week but where ever we go around dinner time we will always get fed. so we eat places most nights. then we went around and saw members and that was way fun. Elder Pennington has already served here so he knows a lot of people over here so it has been good and easy. WE HAVE A CAR!!!! So that's good. its kinda cold here so it has been nice to have the car. but i will usually wear my rain coat (thanks for that mom) cuz it rains daily here. its always raining. but its fine. we went to a really cool families tonight. 2 of the kids are baptized and the dad has had all the discussions and goes to church almost every Sunday but just wont get baptized yet so that's weird but they were really fun. we just talked with them for a while.
Saturday: We just did visits. We met with the ward mission leader and the Bishop. the Bishop asked us both to speak.... the next day... But whatever. we took like an hour and just wrote down some notes to give. I was asked to speak on conversion. so its not bad. we then drove around to see people and try to get into houses but a lot of people weren't home... but then we parked the car at about 8 and walked around the block a few times to see if we could meet people, we handed out a plan of salvation pamphlet. but that was it.
Sunday: We had church at 9. so we gave our talks. they actually went well. i felt like i was rambling and it wasn't that great but it was fine. i was super nervous. then we had gospel doctrine and holy crap... It was so boring. the lady was just rambling and reading random scriptures about Paul and we had to say all these weird city names. it was so weird. but then we and elders quorum and it was just about the same... we read a chapter out of one of the prophets book things... idk. it was boring. then we went to see a family in the ward cuz we are doing FHE with them and teaching the new member lessons to a newly baptized girl. then we tried to visit people but again no one was home. we set up a lesson with a young girl who is going to get baptized next month and then we went to a less actives house. he served a mission like 8 years ago in SALT LAKE!!! He was in the salt lake mission. so we just went over to get to know him.
There are a few small restaurants around us but they are freaking expensive... so we went to subway one day but that's it. Waterview is an average size town... lots of houses but some small shopping stuff. The food is normal... i haven't had fish yet!!
Our flat isn't bad. It just had clothes and stuff all over, both of the missionaries that were here before us went home, so they just left a ton of cloths and junk all over the flat (nice huh?). We have 2 bedrooms and one is now full of my bike and the other elders clothes the zone leaders will come get it later. We have the 2 beds in the other room and 2 desks in the living room and an ok bathroom and a little couch and an ok kitchen. nothing too good or bad.
One funny story is Elder Pennington was in Nieu before this and they drove there but there's like no one there so its super easy but here there are a lot of people and hes driving and one day we took a turn and we were on the wrong side of the road! there was a median so we couldn't go back over and there were no cars. one was close and he flashed his brights at us but we just turned down a little street right after we turned. but it was really funny.
So don't hate me but i forgot my camera cord so i cant sent pictures this week! sorry!!! i will send a ton next week! but i'm all fine and loving it here!
I'm out. We are going to go see some sweet caves later and so that should be fun. We are going with the Zone Leaders. I'll take a lot of pictures! love you guys a ton.