Elder Isabell... I mean Higgins!
I'll send more on Thursday.
* I almost got bitten by a pit-bull the size of a smart car yesterday! I don't know if I've ever biked that fast to get away haha
* I’m safe and healthy! No worries!
* I love the gospel. Love the mission. Love the Savior. Love y'all. And I'm loving life :)
I'll send more and pictures later, we gotta run now, I'm hoooongry!!
I'm so sorry I could never get back on the computer, it's been a crazy full day,
literally haven't stopped. I’ll email again Monday!
Sorry I'm a little behind on this long update, but let's see what I can fill you in on:
So we had transfers on July 15th. I stayed in this area and got Elder Jarvis as a companion!!! We came out together and so it's like serving with a best friend. He's from Sacramento, California, and no lie...the last couple of weeks have flown by so, so fast. It's going to be a fast transfer, I can feel it haha!
We spent the first few days getting everything together, showing Jarvy (Elder Jarvis) the area, and then several service projects. One required us moving lots of furniture and boxes...upon moving one television, an army of cockroaches jumped out and started crawling everywhere. I'm sure my reaction was pretty comical....Jarvis and I ran out of that room so fast....I'm not a fan of the cock-a-roaches haha.
First Sunday, July 20th - was super good! Elder Jarvis spoke for a bit since he was new, and he's a stud so he did great!
This last Tuesday, July 22nd - we got an update for our area book app (on the iPads). Our mission is the pilot mission of the pilot missions, so we were the first ones in the entire world to get this update. That's pretty cool. The assistants (APs – assistants to the president) called Jarvis and I and asked us to be in charge of the training, so we spent a pretty good bit of time learning the updates and then did a training for all of the zone leaders and district leaders. The AP's, Isabell and Chappell, are super cool, and they were really thankful for us for helping them with the training. So we took advantage of everyone's good moods and made plans for an awesome all-day Pioneer Day P-day.
On last Thursday (July 24th), we had permission to sleep in (missionaries normally have to be up by 6am every day). So we did....until 8 am (not really sleeping in, but compared to 5:40 its pretty good). We got up, read the Book of Mormon a bit, then the Assistants picked us up (they're the only missionaries with a car haha). We went to Kneaders and got the all-you-can eat French toast, then we went and played basketball for over 4 hours straight with this big group - super fun. We ate a lunch/dinner at Zaxby's, then spent the night playing volleyball, dodgeball, and more basketball. It's been a super awesome day, but we were all so exhausted and tired haha. Love it!
The rest of the week was pretty normal and chill. I earned a few respect points from Hermano de Alba and his friend Bracamonte by eating this wildly hot pepper....let's just say, Hermano de Alba agreed to come out with us for 3 whole days if I did it! Score :) Our branch council is on fire and setting up appointments for us left and right, so that's just awesome!
We are doing super well. I miss y'all like crazy, but time is just flying. It's about to be August! Craziness. I love y'all so much :)
Ps. We got chased by a giant pit-bull the other day, it's head came above my waist and it was the fastest I've ever biked on my mission haha, but we got away without injury :)
Should we turn the water off?!?
His August dinner calendar!
Super Good Food!
|Elder Chappell, me, Rosdahl, and Jarvis|
Scottie with Elder Moleli who left 2 weeks ago
He says, "I really love this scripture!"