My new P-day is on Monday! WHEEEEE!!!! My new area is in Rolla, Missouri. It's a beautiful place with gently rolling hills and massive forests. I've got literally hundreds of tree frogs living in the forest of my apartment's backyard. There's apparently a lot of Ticks back there, so I'm a little wary about going into the woods...
Anyways... my new companion's name is Elder S! He's from East LA and is a pretty cool guy. There's a ton of DoTerra products in our apartment. I've been using the toothpaste and the shampoo, so I smell really good!
The Shumways are really nice! Sister Shumway treats all the missionaries like we're family and President Shumway is the same way. They're just all around great people!
I have been keeping busy with the crazy weather here in Rolla. We had a crazy lightning/flood storm yesterday. I was running around getting soaking wet... as usual. I LOVE THIS WEATHER!!!! It's rained every other day since I got out here and I'm so happy!
There is a wide variety of accents out here, but they mostly sound like we do in Utah. I feel right at home here in Missouri, and every day that I'm here confirms that this is where I'm meant to be. I am on my way, I can go the distance. I will face the odds! Through God I will be strong! I know every mile will be worth my while!!
Love, Elder Joshie Hegsted