Well it sounds like things are about to get a little bit crazy with all of the kids getting out of school this week! I'm super stoked for you all to go and take Reggie out and get him all warmed up! That's so crazy about Taylor... I'll definitely keep him in my prayers.
Well this week has been another great one! So a couple of weeks ago we found out that Brother Hemmingway, who is the head of proselyting (teaching investigators) for the entire Church if Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is coming up to our mission next week. On one of the days he's going to to spend shadowing and going on exchanges with us in our area... After the exchange he's going to come back to our apartment and watch how we plan. Talk about intimidating!! It's going to be a little nerve racking but at the same time it will be a super unique opportunity to learn from him! Luckily things have been going really well in our area and everything has been picking up a bit. To be honest this has been the hardest area of my mission so far. We have the richest part of anchorage and it's just really hard to get the people to let you in to teach him so all of our work almost has to come from the members. This last week our mission president assigned us another town called Girdwood which is a sweet little skiing village in the mountains that we're going to be able to work with so hopefully that helps! This week I was able to go on exchanges with elders in an area called inlet view and it was so great! They cover all of the down town area of anchorage so the whole day we were on bikes and then we just walked around talking to everyone on the streets and had so much success it was insane! It's just really weird because my whole mission I've spent out in the boonies on the dirt roads where you really have only one or two shots a day to talk to someone walking around and that's if you get lucky. I can't even imagine what it would be like to spend you whole mission in a city... Anyway it was a blast! Oh man mom today was probably the coolest thing (worldly wise) that I've done in my life so far! So for P-Day we signed up to go on a fishing charter up in Talkeetna. It's so beautiful up there! It was $130 and you got a guide, a jet boat, and about 5 hours to fish. I hope it wasn't a once in a lifetime opportunity but for that price it was a screaming deal! The salmon aren't quite running yet so we were fishing for Dolley Varden and Rainbows. To say it was a blast would be an understatement! I'll send a bunch of pics from the trip! It was raining pretty good but it was perfect weather for fishing and we all caught quite a bit!
Anyway that's what's happening in my neck of the woods!