I had a big email typed out so that you could hear about the exciting week we had.. Then the email freaked out. Then locked me out. So I have an email most of the way done!... I may just have to send it next week.
(The following is a partial email that we were able to get)
Another awesome week! One of our awesome investigators got baptized just this last week. She is so awesome! Elder Simmonds found her right before I got to Syracuse. Her Mom is a member of the Church that hasn't been super active in the past, but she was really interested in learning about the church. Needless to say, she knows her stuff and got baptized.It was definitely a really good service and was a lot of fun. As I'm sure you can tell, Elder Simmonds and I are both having a lot of fun and the work is going really well.
This past week was a little bit crazy... Our Zone now has 13 different areas! Wednesday and Thursday were really crazy because of this.. We were driving around a lot, talking a TON on the phone trying to figure stuff out, etc. I think Mom's advice about the "Work Smarter, Not Harder" is really good advice. Especially because in 5 weeks we'll be getting even more missionaries! Like 29 next time! Holy cow! I wonder what will happen that transfer... It'd be really fun to train a new missionary, but I LOVE Syracuse and the people we're teaching. I guess we'll find out in a little! Oh, and guess what? Because the MTC is now only 2 weeks instead of 3, the transfer cycle lost one week. This means that everyone that was already on missions will come home one weeks sooner than originally planned! That's super weird. Anyway!
Really cool! Also, we now have missionaries in the South Side of Syracuse! There names are Elder Evans (from Pocatello Idaho) and Elder Zenger (from Layton UT). Elder Zenger is one of the new 18 year old missionaries, and they're both great! We've been around them a lot.. Introducing them to less actives, helping them figure out how to get around, etc. It's going to be really fun having them so close here though!
Things are going to be very busy this transfer! I'm doing an exchange with the Assistants this week, another baptism on saturday, then another exchange the next week, then ZLC, then ZTM, and 4 other exchanges in the next 5 weeks. Crazy, huh? The nice thing is, we very rarely have nothing to do.