Shoot. Where do I even start? Life is just fabulous.
The end of the CCM was very bittersweet, because we were all so stoked to finally get to our missions, but we got so close to everyone at the CCM and it was hard to say goodbye. Luckily I flew to Atlanta with my district so I got to be with them a little longer. On the flight to Baton Rouge, there were actually about 20 of us. Four of us were Spanish speaking, and then the rest are English. Then we all stayed the first night in the mission home which was super fun. We basically did a bunch of orientation type stuff that night and the next morning, but it was just fun to be with everyone. Then on Wednesday we had transfer meeting and I got my new trainer (I'll talk about her in a second). Then after that we just drove down to our new area (I'll talk about that too) and got to work! The past few days have just been full out contacting, visiting, teaching, and all that good stuff!
So yeah that's Kenner. We live in a cute little apartment on the edge of Kenner. It's really nice because we have two bathrooms, so we each have our own, laundry machines, a big office where we study, like 6 closets, and a pretty nice kitchen. We get fed a lot, so we don't really cook. We don't take breaks for lunch or dinner ever because we know that inevitably someone is going to feed us. We eat a lot of Honduran food because most of the Latinos here are from Honduras. Our ward is fabulous! Yes, I'm in a ward! I'm in the only Spanish ward in my whole mission, so I'm super lucky to be starting out here. No, I didn't play piano or organ because another Elder always plays. We did teach young women's though which was super fun! We also helped and sat with a couple classes in junior primary, and man those kids are wild! They're so awesome though and it was great to be with kids again!
So much else has happened, but it's hard to describe it all, and also I know you all have lives. I'm so incredibly happy! Yeah it's hard, but SO worth it. The heat does not even bother me because I just love being here and I love the people so much. I also love you all so much and I'm so grateful for your support and your prayers! I hope y'all have an amazing week!