Wednesday, March 20, 2013

First e-mail "in the field"

Things are crazy around here!  We got up SUPER early on Monday to check out (of the MTC).  We got on a bus by 6:00 a.m. and headed to the airport.  There were 28 missionaries coming to Albuquerque, and 18 of them were sisters!  How awesome is that?!  The work is growing rapidly! (In fact, they told us that by next transfer, (6 weeks) we could possibly be training already...even though I'm supposed to be on a 12 week training period.  Can I say daunting?)  It was a crazy busy day.  We went to the temple for a spiritual thought and some pictures, and then went to a church building for all day training, and meals.  We got a binder full of information, learned lots from more experienced missionaries, took more pictures and I even had to go knock doors...it was terrifying.  But once we got through the first few doors, I stopped shaking so much.  Most people weren't home, but we ended up giving away three pass-along cards, and got cookies from a member.
Today we had to be to the church by 6:30 am.  We had breakfast and got mail, then did transfers.  It was so hard to say goodbye to my lovely sisters from my MTC district.  I got put in Albuquerque!  I'm on the West side, working with the Vantana and Volcano Ranch Wards.  It is so brown here.  And flat...I'm going to have to get used to that.  But it's pretty in its own way.  We unloaded our things at the apartment...which is on the third floor. It was lived in by Elders before us.  They wished us luck, left a lot of notes and already almost three trash bags worth of things we've had to throw away. And a lot of other stuff.  We're going to do some cleaning soon.  Silly Elders. We have random errands to run, and then we have an appointment tonight at 7:00.  My first lesson!  (I'm trying trying to put on a brave face but really I'm super nervous.)
Keep working hard in all you do!  Love, Sister Brown

1 comment:

  1. That is so exciting! You are actually not far from where we used to live. We were in the Bandelier Ward and lived in the Paradise Skies neighborhood. We shared the building with the Ventana Ranch ward.

    If you are ever at the Smith's near Golf Course and McMahon you should stop by and say hi to the pharmacist named Chad or Maureen. Both are friends of ours and great people.

    The brown scenery will grow on you. Enjoy the sunsets!

    Love,
    Nate/Gretta & kids.

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