Like I said last week, many missionaries went home this week and finished their missions, so I was able to say goodbye to a lot of my good friends and examples that I have had in the mission. It was really sad, but the good thing is that most of them are from Utah, or at least close by, so I will get to see them again.
We got to the Bus Station at about 1 in the afternoon and had to wait until 3 to be able to load our luggage on and get going. During our wait I was able to make lots of new friends who I had never met before from the mission including Elder (Tyler) Evans who is from Layton Utah and went to Layton High. We even sat next to each other on the bus and talked about all of the mutual friends that we had, our High School Rivalry, and a bunch of other things that we had in common. He is actually my Zone Leader right now, and is goes home in like 3 months, so I will miss him a lot too here in a little bit.
Also Elder Sanchez and Elder Gray kept us entertained with a bunch of magic/card tricks that they practiced when they were companions, and it was awesome. We had like half of the bus station surrounding us in our little missionary circle watching all of the magic tricks haha.
Here in Alamedas we are in the smallest area of the whole mission, but there is still plenty of work to be done, and lots of investigators who need to get married to be able to be baptized. We have like 3 families who could be baptized tomorrow if the parents were married, so we are going to be working with some of the civil leaders of the town who are going to help us with these investigators.
In my Zone/Stake their is also a ward of pure Americans who speak English because of the Mormon Colonies here. The sister missionaries in my district had a baptism this week and we were able to go, and it was all in English. When I walked into the Stake Center, instead of hearing "Hola, Elder, ¿qué tal?" I heard "Hey, Elder! How´s it goin?" hahah. It kind of freaked me out, but it is all good. It was a cool experience to have.
We are having a great time here, we live in a little guest house behind the house of a member, and our yard is beautiful. Everything is green because of the rain, and I really feel like I am at a good point in my mission.
Thank you all for everything. Have a great week.
Con mucho amor.
Elder Cade Poll
also I have a montón de fotos so it could take a while to send them to you