Monday, May 12, 2014

Answering Mom's Questions

1. where's your new area
- I am now living in Manassas VA. I think I am officially in the
South. I am definitely as far south as my mission goes. It is a lot
more rural than I ever thought when I first read my mission call and
it said Washington, D.C. But it is still great here. The members are
tremendous and there are so many active strong families, many of them
converts of not much time. That is absolutely tremendous to see and
experience. We cover Manassas, Gainesville, Haymarket, Bristow,
Warrenton and a number of other small towns that dot the countryside.

2.who's your companion
- That is a little bit of a funny story, do you remember the picture I
sent when we were a threesome? That was an abnormality to begin with
and happened a week after transfers because of an emergency of
someone going to the hospital and then being released from his mission,
the white guy (Elder Ladewig) had to be transferred. I stayed and
finished off Bella vista with Elder Ruiz (the Mexican). Crazy thing
is, I was put back with Elder Ladewig! So now we are both here serving
in The Sudley ward.

3. what is your address
-not sure yet, I'll figure that out... Found it! 10831 Gambril Dr
apt#33, Manassas, VA 20109

4. what is a normal day schedule
There isn't really  a normal schedule. Every day is crazy different.

5. what do you eat for breakfast.
- My exact breakfast routine varies but ingredients include LOTS of
oatmeal, grape nuts, peanut butter, chocolate chips, apples, bananas,
spinach, carrots, other spring greens, tortillas, egg whites, ham.... I
think that's about all--I think. I'll let you know. I am always up for
suggestions on healthy quick breakfasts. Ask Grandma, she will know
how to get me to like kale for breakfast.

6. what do you eat for lunch.
- A combination of the same, though I add a lot of chicken. I like wrap
things and will be starting to eat burgers because we have a ton of
frozen fancy ones in our freezer. I am also going to try and find a
grill. That will get me stoked.

7.what do you eat for dinner
- The best thing is when we eat at members houses. In Bella Vista that
doesn't that often, but here it does. It is awesome to build
relationships and get things done

8. who does the dishes.
- Here we both do them, though in the past I usually have done them
because I can't stand a stack of dishes. I like things CLEAN. Crazy
right? The place I live in is a wreck and I am trying to get through

9. do you still ride the bike.
- No, I actually gave it away. On conditions that I get the frame back
so I can build a bike for my wife out of the mission frame. On the
bright side we have real spinning bikes in our gym now so I am going
to be doing that a few times a week. Having a gym makes my short
confined exercise time sooooo much better.

I am really excited to serve in this area. It has not recently seen
very much success, but Elder Ladewig and I are pumped to get it back up
and running. I will keep you updated on the progress.

Funny thing--being out here in the country has been much much
different. It is really a different mental state. I miss the hustle
and bustle but at the same time I love the solitude (in comparison). I
am going to have to find out how to juggle that balance when I decide
to live somewhere.

Anyway, I loved the pictures, and I hope you loved some of my answers.
Tell everyone I love them!


HERE IS MY BACKYARD. Notice the deer and forest, I am not in Kansas
anymore, well more like I am back in Kansas.

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