Things are going well with my new companion, Elder Villca! He is a crazy hard worker! He has a lot of crazy good ideas too! I can understand and communicate with him just fine! We are getting around the area well too. We have yet to clap any doors. [The missionaries clap in front of the door because of all the fences and bars in front of them]. He doesn't like clapping doors because he has had bad experiences in the past. He gets nervous doing the door-to-door thing. He loves street contacting which is funny because it is hard for me. I love the door-to-door thing. He is really good at street contacting! I on the other hand am not. I'm not sure that street contacting is the best thing for this area because this is a really big tourist spot. A ton of the people don’t even live here but it's something new and it’s a good thing to learn. I do it and follow the instructions of my companion.
Right now we are teaching a special family. They are angels. I don’t know what I would do with out them! We always go over to their house when we have a rough day and all our appointments fall through. He is always there and he always listens. He is the best member and he isn’t even a member yet! He is giving us referrals and he is willing to come out and help us or do splits with us! [Splits are where a couple other people team up with the missionaries so they can “split” and cover twice as many appointments] This doesn’t happen often here. I love this area so much because of him!
In Alma 36:24-25 it promises that if you do missionary work that you will experience a joy like nothing else! I testify it is true!