This week though... Solid!
My new companion is Elder Rios from Lehi! He's the absolute man!! I knew him before. We've absolutely smashed it the last few days! I'm so pumped! But I'm for sure leaving in 6 weeks, so I won't be with him for long. He dies in 2 transfers! (He's a baller!!) ;)
This week I met a professional rugby player! Wow, he was huge! He showed us highlights of his last game! He knocked 2 people out in like 5 minutes, and almost broke a neck! So sweet! I had to take a pic or 2 with him. His name is Loni Uhila.
Here's about the only story I have this week (because of hectic transfers, I was only in my area from Friday to Sunday). We met the coolest family from Kiribati (said... Kiri-bus). It's a part-member family. The lady went on her mission to Salt Lake, Temple Square! And the bro wasn't a member. We had nice footlongs at Subway right before we got to their house for a lesson, which was a stupid idea. Islanders make mean feeds...all the time! And it's disrespectful to turn down their offers. So of course, they made us a nice big feed. And we had to smash it! BUT... Kiribati culture is so beautiful! ;) They sit on the floor and cross their legs during dinner, and stay there until the head of house is finished. So being polite, I sat on the floor with my legs crossed. (I realized how flexible I am... which is... not even one bit!) I got up about 20 minutes later and pretty much fell back down! My legs were completely stuck! I hurt SO Bad! It was hilarious trying to hobble back down the stairs of the flats and walk all the way to the car! The family was cracking up, while I was dying! Oh, and in the islands it's polite to eat with your hands, so I'm smashing rice and chicken curry and baked beans. Just smash it into a ball and shove it on in! ;) The funny part was we had another dinner that night with a family from England. (so they're proper as!) and I get my food and start picking it up with my hands until I caught myself! Oops, I need a fork and knife! ;)
That's about all for the week! Transfers was hard! The Glenview Zone Leaders, which is me, set everything up for transfers. Being a zone leader, we have to do all the logistics for everything! Elder Hopoate left me on Tuesday morning, and transfers is Thursday, so I had to do it all by myself! Everything went well, thankfully. So it was crazy as this week. But now, Rios and I will smash it here! SO PUMPED!
*When I asked him what "chur" meant, this was his reply: "HAHAHA "chur" is straight up... a New Zealand thing! Everyone says it! Chur bro... Chur cuzzy! Slang for cheers, I think! ;) ha!"