This last week has been crazy! It's been a lot of hard work and a lot of fun at the same time!
I didn't get a chance to write last week because I was packing basically the entire day. I said goodbye to Passaic and everyone there, and shipped out Tuesday morning to meet my new companion for this transfer. His name is Elder Winters. He's an absolute legend. I was a little anxious, because all I had been told was that he just got out of training, but he's absolutely gold. He's actually from right next door in Millcreek and went to my rival high school. He loves snowboarding, video games, and played rugby in high school. He's a hard worker and is great at being very straight forward with people who need it.
It's been weird adjusting to being in Morristown. I have to actually interact with white people now. I also have to speak English on the street sometimes which is weird. We actually have a car now which is nice considering it was like -15 a couple of weeks ago with the 20 mph winds when we were walking around Passaic all day.
Since we're the Facebook Elders, we're also in charge of all of the Mission's Facebook pages. We're in charge of the advertising that the Mission runs on Facebook, responding to people's questions and helping them get in touch with the missionaries in their area (in English and Spanish). I'm technically now authorized to make an Instagram account and use it to promote missionary work (let me know in your replies if you think I should do it), but I haven't set up an account yet.
All of that responsibility, being senior companion, as well as working for our own area has been a bit of a stress, but we've found our stride pretty well. We taught some awesome people this week!
Elgar recently moved here from Honduras and after our first meeting texted us the next day asking what the "planchas" (plates) were in the reading that he did. Then he came to Stake Conference this week. He's definitely prepared and has a great desire to learn.
Christian is ironically an unfortunately named atheist. He wanted to why if Noah had an ark that there are fish that can't live in salt water, because the flood would've mixed all the waters on earth together. That one was honestly new, but we talked about getting answers directly from God and invited him to come to church. He did to our surprise, and stayed for an hour and a half even though he didn't understand anything because he didn't know there was translation to Spanish during Stake Conference.
Mike and Lorena:
An awesome couple who moved here a couple of years ago from Colombia. They asked us why dinosaurs aren't mentioned anywhere in the Bible. We told them to pray on that one. They had a lot of interest in the Plan of Salvation and we taught them about the different parts and the answers to the questions of life that they had. They're super nice, and we're hoping we can meet with them a little more frequently.
Also, Danny finally got confirmed! He was running a little late last week and missed it, but now both he and Mayra are confirmed members :D
The spiritual thought this week is about the Gift of the Holy Ghost! Something super important that tends to be less emphasized sometimes. The beginning of Acts 19 has an especially great emphasis on the Holy Ghost as a necessary part of baptism where Pablo gives it to a bunch of disciples!
That's the big updates for now! Now that I have a car, having time to email on Pday will be a little easier!
Hope you're having a great week! Lots of love to all y'all!