Okay, so I thought I'd let everyone know how my first week has gone. Well, first of all, it's awesome. On Tuesday we woke up at 3, and didn't go to bed until 10:30 that night so I was pretty tired, but we were able to get right into some lessons that day. We ride our bikes about 15 minutes every day into the more ghetto part of Long Beach. There are all kinds of people and cultures there. It's pretty amazing. There are people that blast Mexican music, and it's pretty funny. There are a lot of Asian sections, and we can always tell the Cambodian houses because of the plants and weird things they have in the front. At first, it took a little while to get used to the 'culture', and atmosphere, but it's pretty normal to me now. We really don't stand out as much as we think we do, no one bothers us too much.So my new companion... well I actually have 2. One is Elder Low, he's from Canada, and is my trainer. The other is Elder Clawson. He got to the mission about 3 months ago, and is still learning like I am. Elder Clawson is from Texas. We live in our own little apartment by the Ximino ward building, and it's awesome. I finally get to eat what I want, and I finally get to have some freedom.
|Where the Park Ward meets on Ximino, Long Beach, CA|
1023 Bennett Ave, Long Beach CA 90804 and for packages still send them to the mission home at 6500 E. Atherton, Long Beach CA 90815.
It's really an awesome thing teaching people about the gospel because their lives get happier, and their understanding and confusion is helped in leaps and bounds. I know that being on a mission has blessed my life, and I love that here I can do so much for others. I'd like to thank everyone at home for the support, and for their examples and testimonies as well.
P.S. The language is still impossible haha