Wednesday, June 22, 2011

District Leader

Hey!  things sound like they're going just swimmingly up there in the Great, not so white right now, North.  Things here in Kingsridge are going great.  Thats right I didnt say Peekskill, I said Kingsbrige.  I am now serving in the Bronx!!!  WOOO HOOOO!!!  I can't really express with words how happy I am to be out of Peekskill.  Not 'cause I didnt like it, but because I get to see something different finally.  My New companion is Elder Hampton.  He's from the LA area of California and he was trained by my First MTC companion.  So in missionary terms, I'm his mother.  and myself and Elder Mitchell (his parents) met in the Pre-existence (the MTC).  Another thing to add onto that is that I have been called as the District Leader of this district, talk about a big change for me.  I skipped straight past senior comp. to DL.  So yeah, these last couple of days have been a bit of a blur and now that I'm here, I'm excited to get to work and to start learning a totally new type of Spanish.  Dominican Spanish.  dun dun duuh.  From what I've heard, the Spanish of the people from the Domincan Republic is terrible.  They drop their S's and use all sorts of improper grammar and what not.  So I'm excited for that.  On another note, I'm gonna do a baptismal interview tonight.  The other elders in my pad have a date coming up and then I probably will have to do another interview on Monday.  Aside from that we're going to be doing an English class tonight as well.  Suffice it to say, I'm super excited about being here and working in this area.  As for my new address, I'm not entirely sure what it is, but I'll let you know next week.  I also have the most time in the mission out of every other person in my district, which is pretty cool.  I was pretty suprised when I heard that, but hey, I have been out here 9 months today.
Just a quick little thing for Daniel.  If you memorize the articles of faith, you'll have done it before me.  I still don't know them all.  In fact, I'm not even sure I know more than 4 of them.  So good luck with that.
But anyways, thats about all I have to tell about for this week.  I'm sure I'll have more next week.  Good luck with everything back home.  I know that you're praying for me and I'm also doing the same, so yeah, have a fantastic week all of you and I look forward to hearing back from you on my Birthday. (next week.)
Les Quiero Mucho,
Elder Dilling