“Well, our last investigator dropped us yesterday and we only have 4 or 5 potentials, but none of them are very solid.”
You know what, I don’t care that that’s how my new companions greeted me. I’m back in Iowa! And I have an area again!!! How could I even start to complain??
Well, I’m serving in Waukee, Iowa. It’s a suburb of Des Moines, and we actually have a really big ward here. I’m not sure how long I’ll be staying here because President made it sound like I may be leaving on Dec. 4th to go zone leader again, but regardless, I’m so glad to be here. My two great companions, Elder Stock and Elder Topham, are studs and we’ve been working hard trying to get something going here.
The plane ride here was pretty uneventful. Both planes were so tiny that they were only 3-4 seats wide. The guy crammed next to me on the first flight (to Houston) saw I was a missionary and immediately put his headphones on and never spoke to me again. He had a huge Gatorade bottle that he was spitting his dip into. Gross. The second flight, I sat next to a guy who pretty much did the same thing, except he was watching 80’s music videos on his laptop. Also gross. Yup, pretty exciting.
The day after I arrived here, we had interviews with the Mission President and then Stake Conference, so it was great to see all of the missionaries I knew once again. It was like a reunion party! I love this mission! Waking up at 6:30 every morning again is as terrible as ever, but besides that, I’d say I’m back in the routine! Although, we were at a store earlier today and I was just standing there watching tv for like 3 minutes before I realized that I can’t do that anymore. Oops, haha.
Well, besides that, there’s not much to say. I’m back on my mission, it’s ridiculously cold, and it feels like I never left.
Faith and Honor,