Well... I'm alive at least. I have survived the week. My new companion is Elder Anthony Beus. He's from Mesa, Arizona. He has 1 older brother and 2 older sisters, so he is the youngest in his family. His dad is a lawyer. Elder Beus also has ginger like hair, and he loves basketball and football. His favorite color is green. He and both sides of his family have grown up in the gospel. As for his future, he is still trying to figure out what his interests are and pursue them. So far, it looks like he will just do general studies in school when he gets home.
I couldn't have asked for a better companion or new missionary for that matter. He communicates very well. We street contact pretty often, and he's a natural--something, I never was good at. We have talked to a lot of interesting people. We also see where their journey is heading back to our Heavenly Father and look for how we can best help them complete that journey.
One lady worth mentioning was someone in our local complex. Due to state law, we cannot tract apartments, but we can still street contact. While we were getting our mail, we started saying hi and talking about whatever to this nice lady. She then asked us about our missions and what it is, or what it's like. We then lead to a discussion about Joseph Smith, The Book of Mormon, and forgiveness of our past, and she peaked some interest. She gladly took a copy as we all headed out from the mail section. She is moving back to the bay area with some family due to rent going up again. It's crazy expensive even outside the bay area, but there is nothing you can do when the greater population rules the area pretty much.
We did find a new investigator named Lance. He was at Sally's baptism. He is the owner of the house where Sally lives. He's the boyfriend of Sally's daughter, so that will be interesting to work with. We had some time to talk to him too about Joseph Smith, The Book of Mormon, and the restoration of the priesthood, but that was all that we had time for this week with him. We will be seeing him again soon. We have just been doing a lot of finding since our teaching pool of investigators has shrunk to nothing due to these last 3 baptisms in the area. We pretty much dropped the rest of our investigators because they have not been progressing or lost interest with us.
That's about it for this week. Nothing too interesting. It was a boring week. Hopefully, none of your weeks will be as boring as mine.
Good luck out there.
P.S. It is starting to get almost chilly around 7:00 now that it is September without as much sun for the day, but not cold enough for a jacket yet. Soon, next month probably, I will start using a sweater in the evenings again. One more winter to go people. Love you all!!!