2. My area is huge! I am in a little town called Videlia. My companion is Sister Jones--seriously she belongs in our family. I couldn't ask for a better companion or friend (well. Tiff would probably tie.) she honestly feels like a combination of our family and Tiffiny, just funny and sings and speaks fluent Disney and is a super powerful missionary. She's amazing.
Anyways. Aside from us there are two elders, Elder Ryan and Elder Adkins. And that's it. Between the four of us (we kind of share, same ward etc. Like I said, huge area) we have Videlia, Jonesville, Ferriday, and Ridgecrest LA, and Natchez Mississippi. Natchez is about half our area, plus the church is in Natchez, so we get to cross the Mississippi river at least twice a day. Our house is less than 2 miles away from the state line (which is over the river). The elders are amazing--Elder Adkins is the district leader, and he's from Riverton and has been out 6 months. He will go home when I do. He's kind of got that mad scientist look, except well-groomed and really good with kids. Elder Ryan, seriously reminds me of Jack in pretty much everything. The way he talks, the way he laughs, the way he looks--seriously everything. He plays football and does track/field as well.
3. The ward is TINY, but it's technically still a ward. There are about 40 people in church on sunday but about 75% of the ward is inactive. Mom, you were right, I am a pianist--I'm down in primary. We are also helping out in primary while one of the teachers is gone. Its an older ward, so about 10 kids or so, though one more is on the way--the bishop's wife is also the primary president and she finds out today if she is having a boy or a girl. We think it's a girl.
4. We have one investigator with a baptismal date (oh yeah, I forgot to say we opened an area, so it's been a bit of a slow week because we have had to meet everyone. We were double transferred in) one who has committed to baptism but doesn't have a date, and a ton of less-active families to go visit. It's a lot of work and as of right now we don't actually have hot water in our house (it's adorable but we still have some work to do) so we're making friends with the members. There's a family here who literally are modern-day Amuleks--they're beyond amazing. They have us over for dinner every sunday (both the elders and sisters) and help us with anything we need at all. They're also the only really missionary-minded family in the ward, so we need to work on that. but that's what we're here for! I love it, it's hard and it's a LOT of work, but I knew that coming in. The bugs are very persistent, but we're learning. Ummm...Oh! Can you send me the pulled pork recepie, Mama? The first pday in September I offered to do café rio.
My address is--
1208 Plum St
I'm not 100% sure about that zip code, so you may want to look at it :)
Love you! Miss you! Have fun at family night. Please send me Krystal's invite. Tell everyone hello for me!