Well I forgot to mention in my last email that I would be getting a new companion, Elder Gibb. We have been together since last Wednesday, and we have a blast! He really likes basketball and played for American Fork on their team. Although sometimes it's not fun playing basketball with him because he just drains every shot haha. It's fun if he's on my team.
Some other....not so exciting news. Last Tuesday we found out that we had bedbugs in the apartment. And lo and behold, the ones we were caught were all full of blood. I'm just praying that it was my companion they got, not me. But Rid-a-Pest came this week and superheated our house to get rid of them. It was fun because one of the ward missionaries, Ricardo Rubio, works for Rid-a-Pest and he was the one assigned to our house. But it was a pain, because we had to remove everything from our house that would be damaged by extreme heat. We had to wash and launder all of our clothes, sheets, and every article of clothing that we had. After we had to remove all flammables, pressurized cans, and other items similar to those from our apartment. It was a day of work, that's for sure. Finally though, Friday night, we were able to unpack and put all of our things back in the apartment. The bad thing is that when we went in our apartment it was still at 96 degrees so we were sweating like hogs!
Alex had his baptismal date planned for this Saturday. He had his interview and passed. But we might need to push the baptism back a little due to some legality issues. Hopefully it all gets resolved soon and we can still have the baptism this Saturday, but if not it's okay. I know that things will work out on the Lord's time.
This week has been a little tough. We've been trying to find new people to teach so we've knocked on a lot of doors. I really like knocking on doors because that's what me and my trainer did all day long, and I haven't done it for a while. But at the same time that's usually when you meet some really rude people. Luckily we did have quite a bit of success. We met a man named Eric. He's from Mexico, and he was a Seventh Day Adventist. But the church is too far away for him to attend so he is currently looking for a new church. We taught him the restoration and the Spirit was really strong throughout the whole lesson. I can see things going well with him in the future.
Little things like that have really picked me up during the week. But nothing picks me up more than getting mail and encouragement from Hannah!
I really like it here with Elder Gibb. He just came from Nags Head and tells me a lot of cool stories about the area. Hopefully at one point in my mission I will get to serve there. The work here really is rolling forward. I know I can't do it alone. Luckily though I have a great companion and my Father in heaven that always have my back. Love you all.