Dear Family and Friends,
So far my new area in San Jose is good, this will probably be my last area on my mission. It is a really good area and so I’m happy to be finishing here. It’s a lot different than my last area, I’m in the middle of the city now compared to being out in a more rural area. It’s nice to be surrounded by a lot more people, naturally there is a lot more to do and more people to talk to in the city. Last week we had 10 investigators come to church which is the most that I’ve had throughout my whole mission so far. The ward that I’m in is a pretty good size and we are hoping to have a few baptisms soon. It’s been good to have more teaching opportunities, it helps us stay focused and busy.
A few P days ago I got to go play paintball with all the Elders in my zone which was pretty fun. I got hit pretty good a couple of times but it was a fun P day activity to run around and shoot people for a few hours. It was entertaining but also super tiring because it was all outside in the sun. I hope that I can go play again before I go home, it’s a pretty good way to spend a p day.
This area of the city has a large population of Vietnamese people which is different. Whenever we go out to in the street or knock on doors, people are either Latino or Vietnamese. I’m pretty positive that we are the minority within about a 2 mile radius of where we live. There isn’t even an English ward that meets at our church building, just the Spanish ward and the Vietnamese branch. Last week I went on exchanges with the Viet Elders twice and it was pretty interesting to see their culture.
It’s finally warming up here which is terrible. I miss the cold and rain but instead of being 70 and clear skies like it has been for the past few months it was like 86 today. I know that it sounds ridiculous, but I’m actually getting tired of nice weather all the time and want it to be cold and rainy. And whenever it actually does rain here, there aren’t ever any storms, it’s just light rain. I think I saw lighting once in the distance almost a year ago but that’s about all. So I guess that I really miss tornado weather and thunderstorms.
I have about 3 months left before I go home, so the end is coming up quick. It feels like it goes both fast and slow at the same time, it’s pretty weird. I’m happy that I get to make the most out of the time that I have left though and know that it will go quick.