I got my new companion, Elder Knowles. He's really cool, he's been out on his mission for 22 months and is turning 21 in December! He is really athletic, and rumor has it that he can dunk a basketball and he's only a couple inches taller than me. So that's exciting!
We haven't had any major snowstorms yet, and many people think this year will be a bit milder. I don't mind it either way, I can't wait to get -40 degrees :D So much fun!
Other than that, we've been meeting a lot with members. Since I'm the only missionary left that has been in Caribou for a little bit, we all are trying to get to know people in the ward as well as find new people to teach. J. is doing a lot better. His uncle died recently, so I was a little nervous about his smoking and drinking. We have a meeting with him this Wednesday, so hopefully things will go just fine.
On Saturday we went to The O'Connell's daughter's wedding reception! It was really cool, and we got to talk with a lot of nice people from the ward and from around town.
All in all, this week has been good. Next week my letter will be longer, I promise.
The scripture I've been focusing on right now is D&C 58:26-27.
"For behold, it is not meet that I should command in all things; for he that is compelled in all things, the same is a slothful and not a wise servant; wherefore he receiveth no reward. Verily I say, men should be anxiously engaged in a good cause, and do many things of their own free will, and bring to pass much righteousness;"
As we are constantly looking for ways to help others and to share the gospel, we will be blessed for taking initiative and doing what is right, not what is easy.
I love you all, and I hope you have a great week!
The Amish park their buggy's in the parking spot!
Our farewell! (with Elder Bate & Elder Woodbury)
While we were walking.....
This is the Balloon of Peace in Caribou. Colonel Joseph Kittinger from the U.S. Air Force, lifted off from Caribou, ME, aboard this helium-filled balloon. (1984) 86 hours later, he came to rest in Italy, having completed the very first solo transatlantic balloon flight.