Monday, December 2, 2013

Elder Mayans 12-2-2013


Hello, Hello, Hello!!!

It is so amazing to hear about all the things that have happened this
week and the pictures are amazing. So, the baptism was amazing?! That
is so good to hear! I have been thinking about it all week. I wish I
was there but it sounds like everything went perfect. Also, from the
pictures it looked like there were a lot of people at the house for
Thanksgiving! haha My thanksgiving was very interesting this year.

So about the week. This week went by very slow but now looking back it
was a really good and humbling week. It has been awesome serving with
Elder Degraw and the Sisters in Craiova. Elder Degraw and I are really
different but we get along well. I have been extremely lucky with my
companions so far. They have all been really good elders.

So, this week was transfers but since Elder Degraw and I were already
in Craiova we didn’t have to go down to Bucuresti which was nice. We
spent a lot of time Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday cleaning out the
other apartment and getting it ready for the sisters. That apartment
was so disgusting from 10 years of elders living there. It wasn’t very
fun cleaning but we made it look a lot better. So Wednesday night we
picked up the sisters from the train station and showed them
around/took them to their apartment. It’s a pretty big deal to have
sister here because Craiova is one of the only cities in the mission
that has never had sisters.

Thursday as you know was Thanksgiving!!! We didn’t have very much
planned except for contacting and advertising for English classes.
That night we were able to watch a movie and celebrate Thankgiving a
little bit!! But we lost a lot of time because the Sisters got locked
out of their apartment and we had to help them with that. It’s really
different being with sisters if you haven't noticed. They need help on
a LOT of things and you just need to have patience with them. haha but they are still awesome. Also on Thursday I had my first district meeting as
a district leader. It was really weird to lead it and to feel like
everyone is looking at me. haha It went really well though. I’m excited
for this transfer and it’s awesome because my whole district is pretty
young. Sora Ralls, Elder Degraw and I are in our fifth transfer and
Sora Smith is in her third.

Friday was another slow day but we had Friday night activity. For the
first half hour nobody showed up but they we had a lady come and she
brought two friends who were pretty young. We had a little spiritual
thought and then made Christmas snowflakes with plates. They loved it!
haha they were really nice people and we got both of their numbers. We
are going to try to meet up with them this week and talk to them more
about the church.

On Saturday we did a lot of english contacting and also we got invited
to the Spooners house for dinner!! It was the first time I have been
over there. Their apartment is amazing! It’s like America. They live in
the Ford Block so the whole thing is owned by FORD.  haha It was
really nice of them to have us over and Sora Spooner had ranch dip
from America!! I miss ranch.

Sunday was also a great day. We had a very lonely but spiritual fast
and testimony meeting. After we went block knocking which is always an
experience. We talked to a lot of people but nobody was really
interested. Some guy yelled at us for knocking on the door at this
hour of the day. It was 1 in the afternoon. haha He wasn’t very happy.

Other than that, that’s about it. I’m loving it out here and everyday is
another new experience or situation that I have to accomplish. I’m
exhausted by the end of the day but I love it. I love you all and I’ll
talk to you next week.

This coming week I will be going to Bucuresti on Thursday for zone
conference/Christmas party! Also I will be having an exchange with the
Zone leaders on Wednesday. Love you all! Have a great week.

Love, Elder Mayans

P.S. I got my Christmas package from the ward this week. Seriously
made me so happy. Thank you for all the stuff that you sent me. I
watched the video that Sister Neilson recorded and I was laughing so
hard the whole time. I love my Ward! Thanks again.

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