Ahhh! I, finally I'm Nashville! I honestly can't even believe that I'm
here. It's so great being here. It's so green. It kinda looks like
Sacramento in a way. The trees and the way everything is laid out
especially in Nashville is a lot like good ol' sac town. But anyway,
right now specifically I am in a place called Sango which is about 45
minutes north of Nashville. We are basically in Clarksville. It's a
really nice area. All the people here are really nice and everyone
waves to everyone.
The first night in the mission home was pretty cool. President
Anderson is so cool. He and his wife are very kind and loving towards
all of the missionaries. They welcomed us with bright smiling faces.
We spent the night in the mission home, got a lot of training for what
we need to do in the mission, generally how people act and how they
respond to missionaries. So in general, everyone loves religion. Not
too many people have no faith. We talked a lot about the to dos and
the do not dos regarding... Everything lol. But I was so excited.
The next morning we got up and I ate probable the best eggs I have
ever eaten in my life. Sooooo good. Like. I ate them all. And if y'all
know me. Y'all know I don't like food too much. Eggs being one of
them. After breakfast we went out to the mission office where we got
more training and got to meet our comps!!!!! My comp is Elder Jansen
Jessop from Montana. He is so cool. He and I get a long real good. We
came back to the apartment in Sango... and the went straight to an appointment with a
siste. She is in her 80s. She is close to baptism but
is really angry with God. I don't want to go into detail but she tried
to drop us the next day but... SIKE!! We ain't gon let that happen.
I'm just now realizing that I'm starting to talk like the people here.
It's so funny! Not funny... But cool! Something that I've only hear in
movie like the blindside. But it's fun! I love it. We went to a home
for dinner on... I think it was? And they had some of the
thickest accents I've ever heard. I could hardly understand them
sometimes. But they good people. They fixed us come collar greens and
beans. I was so worried. When I looked on the table and saw that I
prayed that I would like it. And I did! To an extent. I was able to
eat it and finish it all. I enjoyed it but I wouldn't fix that for
Elder Jessop and I are workin so hard right now to meet as many
members of the ward as we can. Including in actives. We have a HUGE
ELABORATE plan for the Sango area. We would like to thank Mr. Donald
Trump for our motto. "MAKE SANGO GREAT AGAIN" yes. We are getting T
shirts. In the past, some of the elders weren't as diligent as they
should have been therefor, not too many investigators. So our goal is
"GOAL: Find new investigators through referrals by sharing short
powerful messages with members and less actives." We have a huge area
and a part time car so we broke it up into areas. Biking distance, and
driving distance, and then even more so within those guides. On
Saturday, we biked probably 16 miles. We have a car but we are out of
miles. Soo... That's kinda irritating.
So far I love it here. Except allergies are killing me!!!! I wake up
each morning and still can't believe I'm out here. I actually have a
lot of dreams where I'm in Hawaii with my friends. I miss all of y'all
so much. I just found out that I can email friends so feel free to
email me! Ya! Love y'all!
Elder Reese Maxfield
Sunset after the rain