I'll start of with Thanksgiving... it was freaking DOPE!!!!!!!!! We had a Turkey Bowl in the morning, but because I'm a Spanish Missionary serving with a bunch of Mexicans, WE PLAYED A SOCCER GAME!!!!!!!!!!!! It was freaking legit!!!We played with most of the youth of the ward, and a couple of their dads came too, AND LLLL and his dad came!!! We played for 2 hours and I just had so much freaking fun!!! I got to run, I got to be competitive and push people around (which I still do when we play other sports... but like in basketball for instance people get a little madder....) and LLLL and his dad had a great time, and I am just happy to be a missionary!!!!! We weren't supposed to do any proselyting on Thursday, so Coop and I went with another set of missionaries to eat lunch at Denny's!!! And then for dinner, LLLL's family had us over, and his mom cooked some delicious ham, chicken, and pasta!!! We chilled at LLLL's house for almost 2 hours, then we went and finished the night with the Granados family! I don't know if I have told you about them before... Hermana Granados is pretty much like our ward mom. She is our go to any time we need a member present for a lesson or a ride for an investigator to Church, she helps us out! It was at her house that we made the video... it was her idea... I didn't know if you'd see it or not mom but I figured it wouldn't hurt to say how awesome you are!!!!
What else has happened... OH on Tuesday night, the lady who was going to feed us dinner forgot about it, and felt super bad. Usually when that happens we just eat in the apartment. But not Tuesday! She called us and said she wanted to give us money to go eat somewhere... we were thinking it would be enough for like McDonald's or something like that... but she gave us SIXTY DOLLARS!!!!! For four of us!!!!! And she said she wanted us to spend it all!!!!!!!! We went to a Mexican restaurant and just had a good time!!! Being a Stateside missionary definitely has it's perks sometimes... and I am extremely grateful.
The other highlight of the week is LLLL's BAPTISM!!!!! What a good way for Cooper and I to end our companionship!!!!
So the scoop on my new comp... I already told you the basics... I don't really know him that well yet... this companionship will definitely be different than the ones I had with Cooper, that is for sure. That isn't necessarily a bad thing, but for example the first thing Elder Morrison started doing when we got home last night was rearranging the apartment... which I am ok with, its just different. I don't think we will have many problems getting along... we taught pretty well yesterday for not having anything planned... I am excited for this transfer, Elder Morrison and I are going to tear Beaverton West apart!!!!
The other thing that is new as of yesterday is that yesterday I drove a car for the first time in 18 weeks!!!!!!yyyyyyyyyyyyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwww!!!!! Its a little more touchy than my beaut I left at home...
Elder Travis Jorgensen