We have been teaching a guy named Eric. I was able to get him excited about the gospel and his baptism is set for July 11th. Stake conference is this week, so I don't really know who's in this ward and who's not yet. This new area is a little dusty town called Pahrump. My area starts here and goes to California, but Death Valley is technically in another area. We can go there with a member driving us.
I've been trying to use Siri to write to you, but it's difficult because there's always too much background noise, and she misunderstands me a lot and puts in words that I'm not saying, so I have to type a lot. I ran out of money, my last companion ate out all the time and we were always far from home at lunchtime. Ah well, I gotta a little more than a week left in this month, and I will have been out for a year in 10 days! (BTW I'm a bout to yell at Siri)
My new companion and I have been doing a lot of serving lately. I enjoy working hard and I have been teaching more and better now that I have a companion that wants to work hard. I have been more bold with extending commitments and exercising faith. I have been working out hard too with my companion, Elder Mikels every morning. So apparently, Elder Mikels' family moved while he was out on his mission, and his family's home is just behind ours like a mile apart.
Spiders! You've heard about the spiders in Iraq, right? Uncle George has seen a few, I saw one the other day on the wall. I sprayed it with a water gun and smashed it with a stick after attacking the end of the stick multiple times. Yes, I have been working hard on missionary work, and loving it!
My trainer went home last Monday, i think. I'll attach a photo of Elder Marshall here.