Q: How is your new comp? What is he like? Where is he from? How's his German?
A: Elder Zeller is pretty cool, he was also into Cross Country before the mission, likes video games, and many similar things as me. He is a little bit timid with his language, but he speaks pretty well. He is from a small city in Washington (McCleary) . He tells me about his ilamas someimes, and it makes me think they might be worth getting someday when I live on a farm. He actually did a year of BYU before the mission.
Q: What do you think about training? I know there are pluses and minuses.
A: I would have thought that it seemed more like training, but really, its just like having any other companion. However, yesterday we decided that we could call each other "Master" and "Padawan." Otherwise, not much difference with training.
Q: How goes the work? What small miracles have you seen lately?
A: Its going pretty well, we set a baptisimal date this week with T, though it will probably be moved back. As for small miracles, here's somethign that happened this week; the A family is a family with whom we've been meeting since I got here, and they always wanted to come to church, but they live in a place that makes it impossible for them to go on foot, and no bus could take them until after church starts, so we have been looking for a member family that could bring them. Last week the branch president's wife said she could take them, but they had already promised that they would go with another friend to church. This week we set it up again, and we were planning on seeing them in church. Then the branch president's wife called us. The family has one two year old, and one 6 month old child. The family had a carseat for the younger one, but we needed to find one for the older child. The father thought he could borrow one from his friend, but it didn't work. Then we asked a family in the ward, who didn't have one, then, at 9 in the evening, right after I had given up all hope and called them to tell them they couldn't come, the bp's wife called us, and said she had found one! They had a great time at church, and the bp's wife actually gets to keep the seat (her friend doesn't want it), and is planning on takin gthem next week too! I was so happy to see them in church!
I remember that you are speaking, and guess what? I was going to be speaking on the 24th about pioneers too! Except they told me yesterday that they are moving me up to this sunday. Oh well, close enough. I'm still not sure what exactly I'm going to say, but I've been thinking about the recent article on lds.org , about "Every member is a pioneer."