Yeah...so this week was transfers so that is super fun and it was the 4th of July! We had to come back in at 7pm on the fourth due to the excessive amount of firearms being shot into the air. People really weren't receptive that day, anyway, because they were all partying...so it was an interesting day.
We don't bike too much in this area because it is pretty flipping huge, BUT last week the entire mission had to bike for a whole day because someone crashed a car. So that was a very hot/sweaty day for everybody.
We aren't working with anyone super 'elect' or specific right now, but we are working hard and trying our best and we know we will baptize 4 people this transfer if we truly do our part, so that's something awesome to look forward to!
The ward here is super nice and feed us quite a bit. They are all college students, just like my last ward, probably because I only moved down the street 10 minutes. We do, however, have a member of the 70 [part of the general authorities of the LDS church] who lives in our ward...so that is pretty exciting. I really haven't met too many of the members yet, but I will let you guys know more when I know more about them.
By this point you may be thinking, "What did a bunch of missionaries do in their house cooped up for three hours on July 4th with nothing to do do?" WELL, I will tell you. We bought a bunch of candy and started just kinda chilling...and then an exercise ball suddenly became the funnest thing ever! We started playing soccer in our house and shooting darts at each other and then a member ordered pizza for us and then we watched the Old Testament on this tiny little screen thing we have in our apartment until bedtime. We all slept in the living room on our mattresses on the floor. It was an interesting night to say the least. Fun though :) Missionaries are weird.
My companion is Elder Lee this transfer and he is Samoan but grew up in Hawaii with a Chinese dad and a Mother from new Zealand and he is super cool. We get along really well, and we are both really young in the mission, so we are able to learn together how to better ourselves as missionaries. We are working well together in everything we are doing though, so that is always super awesome.
I think that is about it for the week. Hope all is going well with you guys!
Love, Elder Foster