Monday, August 29, 2016

August 29, 2016 - Elder Biehn's Weekly Update

Hey everybody!

First things first, we had transfers this past Thursday and I ended up getting transferred out of Bella Vista. I'll admit I'm pretty sad to be leaving Bella Vista, it is definitely one of my favorite wards. I've gotten to know a lot of good people there and Wednesday was especially tough because that's when I had to go around and say bye to everyone. One of my favorite families that we would always visit was the Aguilars. They are a part member family that we've been working with for so long and they are honestly some of my favorite people. So it was really tough to have to say bye to them.

So yeah, they are awesome and I look forward to being able to see them at Charlas and stuff like that.

But now I'm serving in the Sudley Ward in the Centreville Stake. I'm not even going to name the cities that we cover because this is literally the biggest area in the mission. It's quite a change for me because I've served in the city for pretty much my whole mission. Manassas is about as rural as it gets. Things are so spread out and there are way more actual forests now. It's SOOO different because we actually have to drive a decent amount to get to the other side of our area. Thankfully, a lot of our places to work are around us but it's still not what I'm used to. There are no tall building anywhere and the further away we get from the east coast, the more ghetto it is. It's awesome!

So my new companion is Elder Ramos. He's from Mexico and he's been in this area for a while now. But one of the main places we go is Manassas. It has a nickname that is "Ma-nasty" because, well I'm pretty sure you can figure that out. It reminds me a lot of the suburbs surrounding LA. Well, see for yourself

This is just one of the trailer parks we go to.

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The ward here is AWESOME! So much member involvement and the Bishop is super cool! This Ward is super successful and it honestly surprised me because I'm not used to coming into a ward that is super effective. Now I just need to focus on keeping the fire going instead of trying to kindle it, which is really nice. Basically, missionary work is going good and we already have a couple of baptisms schedule for the next couple of weeks.

Odds are that this is going to be my last area and I'm sure glad that it is Sudley. So I'm looking forward to giving it my all for these last few months that I have and working like crazy!

Oh! I forgot to mention that I hit my 18 month mark this past Thursday. I still haven't burned a pair of pants yet but that will be coming soon! I just gotta find a good place to do it.

Love you all and I'll talk to you next week!

Elder Biehn