First off I get it, Xoch and Ry (I know Ryan is pretty short but you know, like Norm and Car) They are getting married, that's all I ever hear about. Haha! I really do appreciate it though. ZL stuff is pretty easy - we only gather information just two nights a week - I am running low on sleep though. Double Shifted (aka White Washed) means we both got transferred in at the same time so neither one of us knew our way around. It makes it really fun. Elder Peihopa was trained in part by Elder Johnson and we are actually pretty similar. We get along great. It is pretty cool that Sam is leaving at pretty much the same time I was. The mission feels fast. At the same time everyone is seeming to be moving on with life and I am just at a pause. I nice pause to be sure but still at a standstill. I mean when I get home Keeg and Xoch are both going to be married for example. It is just so weird. Plus, serving in the YSA ward here, everyone is an RM looking to move on with life, and getting married and stuff. It feels really weird.
This week has been really fun. Sorry last week I wasn't really able to be that much in detail. I had important Zone Leader Stuff to do. :) (That is how I have been referring to my ZL responsibilities all week.) I am serving in the YSA 2nd ward, so our proselyting area covers about 6 stakes. We only have 13 Stakes in our mission. So it is a pretty massive area. We drive around all day. Kind of like up north but there are more people. Because our area is so massive we are late like every night. When we get back to our flat the two other companionships keep asking us why we were late and we just keep telling them, "It’s because we are Zone Leaders", then we get in a massive wrestling match in our flat. We have all six of our beds on the floor in the lounge so we can just tackle each other and it doesn’t hurt that bad. I am running on very little sleep because we stay up having rap battles and getting in fights, and pulling pranks and stuff. Even if we are all lying down about to go to sleep and someone makes even the smallest cheeky comment, everyone else builds it up to the point where you are obligated to defend your dignity or your companions in most instances. We are messing around but we are all working hard. Just having a lot of fun while doing it.
We met an Indian guy this week. He is Hindu but is willing to try anything new. I think if we called him right now and said come to the church and wear all white clothing. He would do it without asking any questions, then we could baptize him. He also has a crush on like half the YSA girls in the ward so that makes it easier. He is the man! His name is Prince. Prince came to church and our ward fellowshipped better than any other ward I have been in. I think it is because they are all pretty fresh RM's. The sad part is that most of the members were almost surprised that we had an investigator there - actually we had 2 this week. They said they haven't seen the missionaries bring anyone for months. We are starting to realize that the last Elders weren't the best for this ward. Maybe that is why we got double shifted in. Everyone just keeps telling us how happy they are to have two missionaries who are willing to work. The area book they left us was pretty useless - pretty much they had no addresses or anything so in a way we really are just starting from scratch. It is difficult but it is a lot of fun. We get to go to our old areas and teach anyone we know that is YSA age. It is hard to find people but it is also pretty fun doing it our way.
Also I talked to President Balli about Brian and he said they have sorted everything out, and told me not to worry about it. Brian will get married and then baptized again. I am glad that he will be able to fix it and get it right.