Monday, February 27, 2012
I loved the e-mails this week! What a great way to start off this next week. I absolutely love it here in Apeldoorn! Love the work, love the people, love it all. Being a missionary is so stinking cool. James, I was super excited to hear about your week and Paige, your e- magazine letter was awesome! So proud of all of you. Dad, I was super pumped to hear you had a great time with your friends from Hungary. I hope they enjoyed their stay. I hope William did well on his tests.
Our week was super great! Actually it was one of my favorite weeks ever. We were packed with appointments, we had 15 student investigators at the young adult activity. We had a rocking Vietnamese dinner appointment with 5 Vietnamese students. They were so funny and just awesome people. I'll send pictures soon. Also on Thursday, I conducted my first Zone Training. I was pretty nervous, but I always get nervous about things. It went very well.
My Dutch is coming along very nicely. I'm feeling very confident in it and my Chinese is coming slowly. I set up an appointment over the phone, half in Chinese and half in English. He said my Chinese was good, but that was probably to make me feel better about myself, haha. Tough language, I'll tell you what. Sissi is doing very well. She's excited for her baptism on the 11th of March.
My companion, Elder Schwartz, is hilarious. I love that guy! I'm getting a lot of driving practice with the stick shift while he's waiting on his license being renewed. We work very well together. It's easy and fun to do the work when you have the same mind set and can still joke around with each other at the appropriate time. We're still figuring out what our responsibilities are because we are both new at this, yet we're still alive.
I would love to hear how Tony's farewell is! I'm so excited for him! I hope I can speak with him after his mission in Mandarin :) That would be neat! He's my hero.
Sorry I need to keep it short. I guess my president's letter took a bit of time. Hope you all have a great week!