Bon Tardi pa boso ku ta einan den Arizona!
It has been another great week here in the office. Today we got to go to the central offices of the Church in the Caribbean in the morning, then we went to get some pants and a shirt made, and then we went to eat at a sweet restaurant called AdrianTropical! It was sweet, it was right on the shore, and the food was awesome!I got to hang out with a bunch of the other Arizona Elders too. Elder McGlothin was there, Elder Sunderhaus, and Elder Williams were all there, it was great!
I got to start driving the truck this week too, it is awesome, the truck is a stick shift! It's the first time that I've driven stick, but it's been way fun. Driving here is a way different experience. Mom probably wouldn't like it very much. It's literally like riding go-karts. You have to honk at people all the time to let them know that you are there, and people drive all over the place and there are a lot of man hole covers missing in the street, so it is always interesting. But the Lord is protecting us Mom, so don't worry.
(Jeff mentioned last week that in his new area they would be able to do exchanges with the missionaries in the DR MTC so we asked several questions about how that all works and he is answering them here.) We haven't gotten to do any exchanges with the missionaries in the MTC yet, but I think they will happen this week and next week. That should be way fun. You are right, I never got to do splits with the missionaries in the field while I was in the MTC here, we only got to go the University, so it should be cool. I believe that the missionaries we will be doing exchanges with are going to all of the missions that the DR MTC serves, not just this mission.
Jonathan didn't show up to his baptism. It was kind of a bummer, but we went afterwards and found him at his house and he told us that his mom didn't want him to get baptized. So, we talked with him, and he wanted more time, but we are hoping that he will still decide to get baptized this Saturday. The sister missionaries in this area will be having a baptism this Saturday as well I believe, so we are hoping that that will help him to make the decision to do it this Saturday as well.
We moved our house. Now we live directly down the street of the church, running east. We live about a block and a half from there, right before the Parque de Independencia and another large building. We live on the north side of the road, which is called the Bolivar, which is the same street that runs in front of the Church. (Henry can hardly wait to get on Google Earth and see if he can find the new place!) The house has a couple of things wrong with it, but really is an amazing house. There is AC in the room where we sleep and we have hot water now!! It is amazing. Still can't drink it though. That is annoying sometimes. You can't drink water out of the tap here.
With the call for Christmas, it will probably be about the same thing as we did before. I'm not exactly sure where we will do it though, so I might have to beep you from the phone that we are going to use and then you call me back. It should be great! (I'm trying not to be too anxious about getting the details for the Christmas call, but it's December now, so I figured that should be close enough that I could start asking about the details for that. We are soooo looking forward to that call!)
Thank you so much for everything! I got a couple more letters, so I'm going to have to try to start working on writing back to those people. I love you!