Every week we have Sports Night. I don't know if I can say that it is the highlight of my week, but I definitely enjoy it. It's a chance for us missionaries to get to meet the ward members in a totally different atmosphere than church. And on the flip side, it allows them to see that we look fairly normal once we get normal clothes on again. But that's only a small part of the purpose of the activity. It also gives everyone an opportunity, regardless of beliefs, to come together and have a good time. One of our good friends, Alex, took Sports Night as an opportunity to bring one of his friends along from work. We had a great time, and I got to meet a new friend because Alex was willing to extend the invitation. We are looking forward to seeing them next week.
morning we bid farewell to Elder Bailey. It's always weird to see a companion go. We spend six weeks wearing matching shirts, experiencing the same rejection and jubilation, and even breathing the same air. But it leaves as quickly as it comes. And suddenly, you find yourself getting used to a new kid and becoming his friend. Luckily, you already have the same style.
|We were doing some service at the church. Pulling weeds brought me back to those beautiful summer days in Idaho. There's not much more that one needs in life than that. And this is Elder Taggart, my new companion.|