Yo, so it was great to hear from you all. I can't believe how much Ryan's voice has changed. Haha. It makes the mission that much more enjoyable to know how well you are all doing back at home. I said that yesterday, but it truly is one of the biggest blessings of my mission to have a family that is doing so well. I love you all!!!!. Mom, I hope you had an incredible Mother's Day. I'm sure you did. I just hope that you always know that you were the best mother I could have ever asked for. What you wrote me today about scripture study was maybe the best gift that you gave me of my childhood: the attitude and demonstration of diligence in studying the scriptures. Nothing else has been more of an impact for good on my life that I can think of than the habits that you and Dad instilled in us kids of without fail having daily prayer and scripture study. Thank you so much for everything.
So yeah, not a whole lot else to say. I got my new comp today. His name is Elder Fernandez. He is my first Mexican comp that I've had from Mexico City. All my other Mexican Comps have been from the northern part of the country. I'm super excited, this is his first time being Zone leader and this is maybe my last transfer as a zone leader so I'm just really focused on teaching him everything I know and also learning from him. I actually don't know him very well, but he has an excellent reputation as an Elder that is very obedient so that should be really fun. It's always really fun to have a comp who really wants to obey because both just wanna go out every day and work hard. President always told me something that's really true. He always said that for those who commit to obey, there are no restrictions. At first it sounds kinda weird but when I thought about it, I realized it's really true. Think about it, if the rule says get up at 6:30, but you already get up at 6:15, what kind of a restriction is that rule? Cool huh?
So yeah, this week should be dope with Paloma's baptism. We are excited for that. I'm also really excited because Elder Parry is in my same ward, and now Elder Grill, Elder Salazar, and Elder Garry are all new zone leaders, so I will see them pretty regularly. I'm excited for that.
Today I finished the Book of Mormon. I love that book. I love it, I love it, I love it. I also set a new goal. I'm keeping my goal that I wanna read the B of M 3 more times this year, but also, starting tomorrow, I'm going to start to read the New Testament. I've never read it all the way through and I want to. I plan to finish it September 15 by reading 4 pages a day and then I plan to start the Doctrine and Covenants and read it at the same pace of 4 pages a day to finish it by the end of my mission. That's the goal. Help hold me to it familyyyyy.
I love you all so much. Have a great week and live it up!