|Chau Chau Vigo|
Well good morning everybody! First of all congrats to the boys for taking the ship! (TRANSLATION: BINGHAM MINERS BOYS BASKETBALL ARE 2016 5A STATE CHAMPIONS!!!) And my man Schy Shoey for that MVP!!
This week has been a pretty different week to say the least. Had my comp take over everything this week and it was a big humbling experience for me and my patience was taken to the brinks. Needless to say we finished the week with one lesson taught. Like I said, humbling experience🏼lol and my new area is supposedly harder than this but we'll see. Stereotypes are bogus. so with that I was pretty stressed helping him prepare to area train this next transfer. Not to mention a call from the APs saying I'm district leader in my new area. Stresssss. But and like my subject line implies, I'm out of here! I'm actually currently on a train going through the breathtaking Spanish Countryside/mountainside. Hermana Jensen is my companion right now actually we've been together for 4 1/2 months now in Vigo and we're split now. She's going to Villalba which is where I thought I would go. Sike I'm going to TOLEDO! That probably means nothing to any of you but my dad will be stoked. It's basically the Spanish Jerusalem, old city surrounded by castle walls with a newer-older city. It's absolutely beautiful and I can't even put it into words to help you understand so stay tuned for pictures over the next few months(: It's been a stressful week having to say goodbye to my family here in Vigo. We had district conference so I didn't get to give my farewell talk and say bye to the branch which broke my heart. Had to go one by one to some houses. Go for a few minutes, take pictures, cry, run to the next house and cry while running, over and over again. A lot of tears and a broken heart later and here I am!
The worst was saying bye to my little girlfriend (saying bye to Elder Reese finally was bad as well but I'll see him soon). During District Conference, she was sitting on the other side of the room facing me and occasionally we would make eye contact and make faces at each other then laugh. Then it hit me I was saying bye in a few hours and I looked down at my lap and cried. I've seriously never experienced a pain like that in my life. My heart just sunk and stayed there and is currently there still. She drew me a picture and gave me her last name she wore a penguin shirt which brought my tears again. Yesterday was the final goodbye and I gave her my stuffed penguin and she named him "Gearig." More tears. Gave her a big hug then had to run to the bus. I almost died from not seeing where I was running but hey #noshame. Not a ton of things happened this week so sorry his was a big sob story from me. I got to Vigo and opened the area with my trainer. We went from literally nothing to, well... A little bit more than nothing in six months hahah. But it's been an extremely humbling experience and it killed me to leave. The members became my instant family and I just can't put into words my feelings towards them. The love I have for them is one of the greatest things I've ever felt. I can't imagine how much Heavenly Father loves them. It was the hardest thing I've had to do to say goodbye to them. It was tough to say bye to my real family of course but I knew I'd see them again, idk if I'll ever see some of these people ever again though. Goodbyes suck. I feel confident that I'm leaving it in better shape than when I arrived so I'm happy(: Never forget how much love God has for you all! We are never alone in anything we do! We have so many privileges as members and the promise of the Holy Ghost with us as our constant companion as long as we strive to remain worthy of it.
Love you all and have a gr8 week <-(thanks THans)
Toledo Bound, Elder Gearig