Family! Another week down, which means I have like 17 weeks left. I'm not counting or anything. Doesn't that seem like a long time, and a really not that long time? Sure 17 weeks isn't like next week or anything, but it's a whole lot less than 24 months. Don't get me wrong, I'm super grateful to be out here and to be learning the things I'm learning, but what with the Steve Nash trade and all...I'm sort of really exciting for some Post-Mish things. I think thats entirely normal, right? And I'm still ratchin' it up down here, so nothing to worry about.
So in all honesty this was one of the slower weeks in a while. We
sort of baptized everyone we had all last change, and suddenly we have
like nobody. I guess I was banking of having changes, but the Lord can
have a funny way of teaching us things we need to learn. I'm optimistic
though, we're going through some pretty drastic changes out here in the
Mission Mexico, Torreon, believe you me. Hey Heather, do you remember
when you told me that all the missionaries in San Francisco stopped
knocking doors all together? Well, we're going to do that too! This is
pretty amazing news after having knocked doors for 20 months in true
heat. Apparently we're going 100% working with the members and getting
references from them, and when we're not getting reference we go and
work with the less-active peeps. And if the Ward never gives us
reference and uses the missionaries, they're just going to take the
missionaries out. Interesting, right? I'm excited about, because it's
definitely time for a change out here. After so many years of knocking
doors, and the members doing pretty much nothing for the missionary
effort, it's time to change things up. So I'm hoping we can get a lot of
new investigators out of that, we could use the help. I don't know if
they already started doing that back at home, but it should be fun.
Hmm...what else is going on? All the members make fun of me for being
here so long, the Bishop was asking me if he should get my records from
Yorba Linda transfered to Zacatecas. I told him if they keep me here
another change, go for it.
Oh, today I went to Sam's club. That was pretty cool, I haven't been
there in forever! We didn't really know what to do when we walked in,
so we basically stood around for 5 minutes, and then went and bought
pizza. It's not as good as Costco pizza, but not bad. But all the rich
people from Mexico shop at Sam's Club, so it was cool to see Zacatecas'
highest class citizens, I felt sort of out of place actually. I've
gotten totally used to less-than-fancy things.The Brea Mall will blow my
mind when I see it again. Oh, and I'm also sending the pictures from
the baptism we had las week. As always, the people in the picture look
like they're in pain, why do Mexicans always look so angry in pictures?
And then there's me, getting my asian eyes on hardcore. People totally
believe me when I say I'm Japanese.
So what's going on back at home? 4th of July just happened, and I
didn't even realize it until the day after. Hopefully 2012 will be the
last time that ever happends. You know, if the world doesn't end and
everything. Which almost everyone here believes. But obviously the best
part of 4th of July....Steve Nash! I've always liked Steve Nash, how
could you ever hate on that guy? Totally great player, hard worker, not
trashy, family man...what's not to love? Him and Pau might just go down
as my favorite Lakers ever, if Nash stikes around and doesn't stink it
up. Man, I am so pumped up for the next season. True magic there. Other
than that, life sounds like it's pretty sweet down at home. The Church
is true, the Gospel is what makes us happy, and I'm totally sure about
it. Had I never gone on a Mission, I probably would never really have
figure that out, or at least it would have taken a way longer time. Take
it easy Family.