Sunday, July 28, 2013

7/8/13 - Jordon

So for those, who haven't heard yet, I'm now in the Arizona Gilbert Mission. I'm currently serving in the San Tan Zone (township of the San Tan Valley) My companion is Elder Macfarlane.
Oh, by the way, apparently there are only two Spanish congregations in the mission. Queen Creek Ward and Gilbert 11th Branch. So, I might be here for a while.
Remember Alfonso from last week? Well, he's been a little difficult to work with this week. He and his family are moving to a new appartment. They needed to be out of the house by this past friday, but their appartment won't be ready until this coming friday. In the mean time their staying with a friend. We lost contact with him for a few days, because they were in a hotel for a couple days and didn't tell us, but we found him, and we're staying in touch. Oh, his step-mother lives with them, and she and his wife don't really like him very much. Devorce is eminent. He's also has two jobs and hasn't been able to work much this week because of the move. So, between family, work, and the move, he's very stressed and doesn't have much time for us to meet with him. We're doing what we can to help him.
Transfers: This past transfer was only 3 weeks. So, We have a transfer meeting tomorrow (tuesday). Elder Macfarlane and I are both staying, but everyone is invited to the meeting. I can't help thinking, though, that Elder Macfarlane and I are splitting but just staying in the same house. We'll see tomorrow I guess.
So to those whom this applies: you can still send mail to me at:
195 W Brangus Way
San Tan Vally, AZ. 85143
Yes, you can send packages there, too. However, one of the Elders living there this past transfer had to go home because of medical issues, and he accidently took the mail key with him. It's supposedly on it's way, but for the moment perhaps the Mission Office would be better for mail.
The address for the mission office is:
1001 N Burke St.
Gilbert, AZ. 85279
Yes, I still use my bike. We're doing what we can to avoid it where possible though. We don't like the heat very much. Our average temperature lately has been about 30º-40º higher than yours this past week. Although, something wonderful happened a couple days ago when we were in the southern part of our area. It started raining!  We made sure to walk around a bit in the rain.  Amazingly, it drew people out of their houses. It was pretty cool.

That's it for this week. The work may be slow, but I'm not giving up. I know there's someone out here waiting for me to find them.
Until next week.
Con amor,
-Elder Jordon Hill-

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