Monday, February 17, 2014

Texas Is Not What I Expected

Okay, so Texas is not what I expected it to be at all! I don't even know what I was thinking but I know it's way different than this!  Houston is a huge city (4th largest in the nation, I think), so we are actually in a place called The Woodlands. It isn't surprising to see Lamborghinis and Ferraris here. I have seen some really nice cars but that's not why I'm here. I look for a second or two, then it's like whatever to me.  Now, if it were a clean Subie, I may look for five seconds…..hehe!  Shout out to my brother Zacky. I love you, bro, and I'm still very hurt that you sold your Subaru. 

It is very nice here and we have a super nice apartment too!  We have a washer and dryer!  Soooo sick.  It is really such a blessing to have a laundry room in your apartment. We are very blessed! This area is called The Woodlands and man is that right. There are trees EVERYWHERE!!!!!!!! The stores are like way back in the trees so you see a sign on the side of the road, but no store!  Same with the gas stations. It is really quite interesting. Oh yeah, and we have a car! Its Ford Fusion with like 40K miles on it. They get rid of the cars at like 50K so I'll let you guys know if we get a new one! I can't drive till next transfer and I may be on bikes then. I'm gonna go crazy if I don't drive soon! HAHA…..not really. Its all good!

So we are in a trio companionship! They knew I was trouble so they had to make sure I got two companions.. Hahaha just kiddi'n'!!! There are so many new missionaries that some have two companions and some have three. There are quite a few with three here.  Okay so Elder Christensen is from Pleasant Grove, Utah and he has been out for seven months. Elder Peterson is from Richfield, Utah and he has been out two months. How weird is that?!  All of us are from Utah. I tell everyone I'm from Mesa, AZ but lived in Utah for a few years and graduated from PC high. 
We had church yesterday and we have a really nice ward! The building seems kinda new too so that's pretty cool. We are in the College Park Ward.

So I have gained a lot of respect for missionaries. I knew this was going to be the hardest thing I've ever had to do, but times that by like 23 and that's what its like.  Some of you may say, "Why 23?" and that's cause 10 is too low and everyone always says 100. Plus I like the number 23! haha. Missionary work is super hard but super awesome at the same time. 

We have a few investigators that we meet with, but in the evening we go walk this waterway by a mall and just talk to people. It isn't easy but last night was awesome! I asked this one guy if he wanted to hear a message about Jesus Christ and he was like, "Sure, why not?"  We were able to talk to him for a while and committed him to read the Book of Mormon!!!!!!!! We shall see how that goes. He seemed quite interested so we wrote down our number. Another teenager was with two friends and we were able to commit him to coming to church. Like I said it isn't easy but it pays off. It is SO worth it. I love it! 

I'll try to send some pics when I get this card reader thingy. I used my MTC companion's card reader when we were there. 

If you want to write me  or send something, my new address here in Texas is---

7575 Gosling Road #1010
The Woodlands, TX 77382

I love you all so much and remember so does Heavenly Father. I'll talk to ya'll soon!


Elder DeLuca

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