Monday, June 23, 2014

Week 49 - Transferred!

So I got transferred... What a surprise!!! It was very unreal only being in Muscatine for 2 transfers and then leaving but that is ok, because I love my new area just as much! Elder Steele and Elder Akaka are still serving in Muscatine. It is so crazy what has happened in the past few days, so much is going on, and when you get transferred they expect you to hit the ground running full speed. I am not all the way unpacked yet, because we have just been having to go to appointments.

Monday- got the transfer call at 10pm that I would be getting transferred on Thursday.

Tuesday- Elder Steele, Elder Akaka, visited the people we had been teaching knowing it would be the last day of work as a trio in Muscatine.

Wednesday- Packed and prepared to move on to my next area.

Thursday- Headed to Iowa City where I found out that I would be serving with Elder Johnson in Perry Iowa!!! What is really cool about our companion ship is that we both were in the Mexico MTC together at the same time and flew to Iowa together, so there is no senior or junior companion. We both know how to do the work, and both expect to see huge success here through working hard, following the spirit, and truly loving the people.

Our padre here in Perry is Jaime!! My first night here he made us a delicious meal, and since then has fed us multiple times. He also comes out to lessons with us, and everyone here in Perry knows him and loves him. He is amazing.

Friday- Started work here in Perry meeting the people we are teaching. We also have to work with the English speaking people here. This transfer they had to close the sisters area that used to be in Perry. So Elder Johnson and I get to teach all the people they were teaching, too.

Saturday- We had great lessons, and worked, worked, worked!

Sunday- Had church in the Perry branch, and had the opportunity to pass the Sacrament and introduce myself in Sacrament meeting.

Today---- We woke up. Studied.  Our car was dead. We got it jumped, then had to drive 45 minutes away to the big city called Ankeny to make sure our battery was still good. Then we stayed there and had P-day there with the 3 sets of Elders and 1 set of Sisters that serve there.

I am sorry if this email does not make since my mind is scattered and constantly going hopefully in a couple weeks it will slow down!

Elder Roberts

Baseball in Muscatine:

Empty drawers:

All packed and ready to go:

Saying goodbye to Elder A and Elder S:

Family in Muscatine:

Elder J:

Jaime feeding us an amazing dinner:

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