Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Waller Week 13

Hey Mom!

So everything was closed yesterday, so I get to talk to y'all today!

OK, my new companion is named Elder Noriega and he is from Los Angeles California. He is a pretty cool kid, likes to have a laugh, but also likes to work, so I can see us getting done a lot this transfer. It was kinda hard to say goodbye to Elder Alexander, it's just like saying bye to a brother, I know he is loving the fact that he is home, and I am happy for him. I took him to transfer meeting, there we said goodbye and I got Noriega and then we left. Our new district is really cool, we had a water balloon fight on Monday, and played some sports. I can tell p-day activities are gonna be a lot of fun.

This week there has been a lot of introducing Elder Noriega to everyone and trying to meet new people to teach and all that fun stuff. So there was nothing really overly interesting that happened. Wait, on Saturday we were able to go to a baptism for one of Elder Noriega's investigators from another area, which was really fun to go down and hang out for a bit with all the other missionaries. I find that that is one of the really fun things to do, hang out with the missionaries and just kinda act our age for a bit, nothing too crazy, just a little more normal interaction than "How is your reading of the Book of Mormon going?" type of thing. 

On p-day we hung out with our district, playing some basketball and a water balloon fight, and then went out to eat, it was a fun time. Unfortunately there were no Memorial Day events going on that I heard of, so we just did normal p-day stuff.

Some interesting weather updates, we had a tornado warning Sunday in the morning and Monday at night. And over the past few days there has been a lot of cool thunderstorms and lightning, and a lot of rain. Fortunately it was a down pour last night while we were in a lesson, and so we didn't get too wet.  It's not bad around us though, the flooding was mostly more towards the city, the main thing here that gets flooded is land. My trainer's car actually got flooded out, they were driving home, and ran into 4 feet of water.  There were also a lot of apartments that got flooded out. It is scary, but kinda cool to see how it is around us.

Oh, how could I have forgotten, we had a training today about how to properly use technological devices and are on our way to be getting iPads! Isn't that exciting!?!?! I hope everyone uses the iPads properly because I would think it will help us out to have them.  Apparently we are only 1 of 86 missions that will have the iPads, which is cool that we are part of the beginning.  One cool thing that the Seventy told us is that the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve trusts us to make the proper decisions.

Tonight we have dinner, teach some people we contacted into, English class tonight and that's pretty much it. Meet new people and other fun missionary stuff.

Love y'all so very much!

Elder Atkinson (Nic)
His new companion is in the above picture.

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