Elder Grigor on the Bus with all of his MTC group!
It was great talking to you guys on Sunday and I'm so happy I am able to write today. We have an hour to write emails right now. I'm glad that it's warming up it's about time. It was good to see your pictures, crazy that Bryce is already in the MTC and Taylor is leaving soon. Monday is my official p-day so that's when you'll be hearing from me now. I'm still not sure how this whole phone thing next Sunday will work out but I'm sure it will be fine. My new companion is Elder Valda and I should be with him for about 3 months I think while he's training me- I haven't taken any pictures of the apartment or him yet but I will and send them next week. My first area is Colcapirhua just outside of Cochabamba, it's fairly interesting and the shower doesn't work so that will be fun. Today was just all orientation and then we came out to our areas so we will email then go eat and probably go to bed after that I think. Then we start working working tomorrow!! I don't know what we are going to do yet but I'm sure it will be great. I still feel like I don't understand a lot of things that my companion and other people say to me but it will come. I can't wait for that day! I feel kind of lost right now, it's very overwhelming at the moment. But I think that is just because of so much change in such a short period of time, it's kind of crazy. Oh I almost forgot- we stayed in a hotel last night which was interesting and had the biggest pizzas I've ever seen. I should have taken a picture, they were about 2 feet by 2 feet, just massive. I got to bed around 12am last night and it was the worst sleep of my mission experience so far. I should get used to that ,I'm sure I will have many more nights like that. I was so tired today, I'm glad that I don't have to travel tomorrow like some people. Elder Atwood is travelling about 4 days to get to his area just because they have to go back to his companions area and get all his stuff then take a few buses and planes to get to Potosi. Him and his companion are opening a new area up there, so that's really cool. I don't know if or when I will see lots of my friends from the MTC again but it was a fun 6 weeks with them. They are all going to different in areas. Elder Gines is getting sent to an area that is going to become Santa Cruz South so I won't see him again which is sad because he was a really funny guy. I sat with him on all the flights and roomed with him last night, but the mission is all about change so I guess I should get used to that too. Well I'm sure this week will be full of great experiences and I can't wait to talk to you guys again on Sunday. Have a great week and I will talk to you soon. Love you!!