This next week, our district is about to change drastically! My companion finally has his Visa, and is heading out to Argentina on Thursday morning. Also, there's another missionary here who started his mission in South Africa, got a head injury, had to come back, and has been serving here while he gets everything cleared to head back out. He can't go back to South Africa though, it's too much money to send him there again. I think it costs about $3,000? Something like that. Well, he now has his reassignment to the Omaha Nebraska mission, and he leaves tomorrow I think. Besides that, there's also a sister missionary here who has been serving for about 20 months. She served in the Pocatello (sp?) mission, and needed surgery. She lives in Burma, so they decided it would be better for her to get the surgery now before she goes back to her country, so she's been waiting on that to happen, and it looks like it's finally going to happen this week. Needless to say, our district is going to change substantially.
Just a couple more cool things before I have to go: This next Sunday, Bishop Burton (The presiding bishop) is going to come here to Payson, and he's going to do a special 1 hour thing for investigators, and new converts! I'm definitely pretty dang excited for that!
Besides that, we've been trying really hard to find new people to teach, and haven't really been having all that much success, but this Sunday, we had 4 non-members who we've never seen before in our lives just randomly show up to church yesterday! It's insane. It's like people are just coming up to us and asking to be baptized. These are some pretty unforgettable experiences I've been living lately. I can't imagine how boring my life would be if I'd never come out on my mission.
Another thing of note, I've lately been thinking about studying linguistics when I get back from my mission. I want to be able to read, speak, and write English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, Greek, and maybe even a few other random languages. We'll see. Maybe I'll even take on Japanese or Chinese someday! It's really interesting how the mission can completely change your point of view.
Love to all