|Elder Miles Selfie|
Well, the bus ride to the mission home which is in Xela (Quetzaltenango) was pretty good. Long but good. It was delayed because the main road was out. The ride was about 5 hours but between us Elder's it was full of jokes and stuff. I actually don't remember much about about it.
At the mission home we were able to get 5 minute interviews with Presidente Smith and Hermana Smith. They are both really good people. Each of them are pretty powerful spiritually. After that 5 minute interview I was assigned to serve with Elder Mar in the Totonicapan zone, Chirijox area. Elder Mar is from Mexico and has 21 months here in the field. He is probably the best person possible to be my trainer. I love working with him and he knows how to work. He has learned quite a bit of english and of course speaks spanish perfectly. That is the best combination because he gets to learn more english from me and I get to learn spanish fast. This kid is a miracle worker when it comes to contacting and keeping members happy. He is able to get everyone laughing and smiling and then just kinda slips the whole missionary thing in and gets the work done. He has a good personality and I enjoy my time with him. I just hope that I will be able to help him out a lot more in the coming weeks.
The area is cold. There is a town here that we go to everyday that is called Alaska. It is just nicknamed that because it gets pretty cold. This also means basically no bugs. I would definately rather cold than bugs and sweat. It rains here quite a bit as well. It starts to rain every night for about 3 hours and then it just stays cold. On the way back from Alaska on Sunday it rained so hard that we were soaked through. We ended having to go back to the house at about 8 oclock just because we were so wet.