Yeah...so this week was transfers and I am loving life a lot!! Elder Wride is the most pumped up guy ever and I am so excited to be with him again! We are doing some awesome work and going hard all the time and see miracles because of it!
We found some super awesome knocking spots this week that we are going to start using a lot more this transfer. It is quite hard to find humble places in Naples Florida. On our way to these places we pass by hundreds of million dollar homes and complexes full of millionaires and just crazy wealthy people. So that has been a miracle, being able to find these awesome pockets of humble, receptive people.
I fell off of my bike again this week which kinda hurt. I got cut all up my arm and have a massive bruise on my hip from hitting it...but don't worry my clothing is fine which was my biggest concern. PHEW!
Not too much terribly exciting happens in little ol' naples very often, but I will let you all know as cool stuff comes up.
Still trying to learn Spanish. Getting better but I still pretty much suck. That's alright though, I will get there. Elder Wride is going to learn along side me which is super awesome!
That's about it this week.
Love you all!
[We received a letter from Ian's Mission President this week letting us know he has been called to serve as a District Leader in his area.]
Sorry. I don't think I ever told you guys I went DL [District Leader] but I guess the secret is out :P I have been DL since the beginning of the transfer. It's pretty crazy, especially when I am the youngest in the mission. It's been really weird adjusting to training missionaries who are all older then me (both year wise and mission wise). I feel like I have always been the young one and that they should be training me! haha. It's super fun being a district leader though! Stressful...but fun. I talk a lot more now to the Zone Leaders and others in my district and have to account for all of the progress and such, but other than that not too much has changed within my own missionary work in my area.
This week, by the way, was super freaking awesome! We "found" quite a few people which is the best considering we haven't been finding too much lately. It was a huge blessing being able to teach some really prepared people this week. It's crazy to have people completely open up to you about everything they have done in their life as you speak to them about God. It's insane!
I still love Elder Wride...he is my favorite. We yell a lot and get super pumped all the time and it is doing wonders in the district...making them all pumped to do missionary work as well.
I love this work and the Atonement so much. It's definitely a real thing and is the most important thing we can utilize in our lives to come close to God and to be happy. I use it every day and it brings me lasting joy.
Not much else terribly noteworthy happened this week, just lots of happiness!
Love you all!
Yes I received the Birthday package and yeah, I was able to celebrate my birthday this last week. It was fun. We went to Buffalo Wild Wings which was pretty awesome. Don't have much time this week to write, but I am still alive and kicking. We are teaching some part-member families and everything is going well. Life is stressful, but it's all good! Love you guys and I will give you more this next week!