My training is going really well... I think at least. I'm not entirely sure though haha. But I am learning a lot, especially when I go on exchanges. Because Elder Adams is the District Leader now we exchange with the Zone Leaders...and they have taught me so much. 12 week training is really boring haha, but its necessary and I learn from it. We have the car full time now that Elder Nielsen is dead [Elders that have gone home at the end of their missions are referred to as being 'dead'] and because I am the designated driver in our companionship I have recently started to drive everywhere we go. However, we will still bike a lot to save on miles since we don't have very many [the miles that they can use in a car each week is monitored and limited]. My jeans don't fit me anymore.... sad.... my thighs are too big to fit in them now. They don't even fit my waist anymore haha. I'm too muscular now!
Yeah, my apartment has A/C so that is super nice. I sleep really really well every night. Like they couldn't wake me up even if they wanted to. I started getting up at 6 every morning now so I can have more time to work out which is super nice. That's something a Zone Leader of mine taught me this last week: to really take care of your body because the spirit can't be with you when your body isn't working like it should.
I haven't had to speak in church yet... thank goodness! But other Elders have had to. We keep pretty much daily contact with out Ward Mission leader. He is the best! He is pretty much Dad, but more bald (who would have thought that was possible ;) ) and his family is amazing. He is actually coming out with us tonight from six to nine which is awesome. As for studying, I kind of let the spirit tell me what I need to study throughout the week then I go for it. It is a requirement here to study the Book of Mormon for at least 30 minutes a day,so that's set in stone, but everything else is spirit lead. This week I read A LOT on pride and how to avoid it... and I have found some awesome stuff out about it. Surprisingly, it's pretty simple stuff you need to do to avoid pride, like pray and thank God for everything you have and to always remember that you rely fully on his blessings in your life to be able to succeed. And that makes it SOOOO much easier to be humble.
This last week was really fun though. Last P-day we went to the Swap Shop here [the Fort Lauderdale Swap Shop is a 14-screen drive-in theater in Lauderhill, Florida that doubles as the largest daily flea market in the world.] which is flipping HUGE! We walked around, it was really interesting. I also got probably the best meal ever from a member this week. Because Elder Nielsen was dying [going home] this member made us crab and seafood stew, which was SOOO amazing.
Anyways that's about it for this week. I love you all!
Love, Elder Foster