sooooo im just gonna admit this right now. i miss the west. like alot. it was perfect for me. the people were so ghetto and nice that it just fit me. and now im located in the middle of nowhere; vail, az. literally there is nothing. we have to drive 20 mile to get food and we have literally zero cell reception. BUT this will be a good thing. i am determined to make every negative sitation a positive one. everytime i have to get up and go outside and perfectly position myself between the sliding glass door just to get 2 bars of service i will have a smile on my face. i forgot to tell you guys alittle bit about my baby! her name is misty stuart, she is from treemonton, ut. she went to USU for 5 years, hit a road block and is now on a mission. shes 24 and perfect! we get along good. shes a little quite but i can break out her silly side, and she has a great sense of humor. we will have fun!
so this is what went down this week. on tuesday we got all settled into our new house. we live with members in their little side apartment, but we have total privacy and its great. plus! we have our own washer and dryer. PRAISES! love that. i set up all my pictures and it feels a little more like home. on wednesday we had our district meeting with a zone breakout to meet everyone. the rincon zone is tiny. i think there are only 20 of us and only 2 districts. i know and have served with some of the missionaries so its fun to see them again. my district leader is way tight and we are serving in the same ward, hes been alot of help these last 6 days. afterwards we all went out to in-n-out for lunch. rincon is right next to east tucson so its so weird to be back in the streets of where i had served 4 months ago. makes me remember all the miserable hot days -___-. for the rest of the day we went around and met ward leaders to get familiar with everyone. we had dinner at one of our ward mission leaders house and discussed the work that needs to be done. on thursday i went to donate blood at the church but my veins were too weak....lol not enough water and too much sunny d. shoot. then we went to dinner at a members house where the elders live. they are SO nice and have horses, which sis stuart loves. they are throwing a get to know the sisters party for us this weekend! on friday, we finished seeing the ward auxilary leaders and even saw a recent convert and less active. it was a great day! i was like "this is awesome, i love it here....everyone lets us in their door and give them a message. fun!" then came saturday...we literally drove aroudn EVERYWHERE trying to see people. but no luck. then we went home for dinner and the family we live with was having a bbq and they let us chill with them and share a message, it was a good lift from the aweful day. SUNDAY, oh man lemmme tell you about sunday. we have the cieniga ward at 8 am. this ward is cool. most of them live on dirt roads out in the middle of now where, and theyre super friendly. then at 11-2 we eat lunch and study. all still at the church. then the corona ward starts. this ward is in an area where there are alot of new housing development. SO many new families and babies and kids. like so many. could barely hear the speaker but like multiply and replenish the earth i guess. and then after church we had a linger longer that we ate at....so we were at church from 8am-6pm. thatll be the routine for another 12 weeks. then we had an aweful night. no one could see us because they were putting their kids to sleep. a little discouraging. there is so much work to be done but i dont really know where to start. things will be good this week, i can feel it. prayers would be appreciated! have a great week. i love you all. i got so many emails this week, which was just what i needed! so much love!
Farewell Pictures from the West Zone!
|With the Elders!|
|With the McGuires|
|With Sis. Stuart|