July 8, 2009
Hey guys! I’m in Albania! It’s really weird. And needless to say I’m really really really tired. I’ve been having kind of a hard time ever since I talked to you. But that’s okay. I will get over it. So I met my mission President, President Neil, and his wife. They are very nice and they are going to send you a couple pictures a little bit later I think.
Anyway, so about Albania. It is definitely different than Utah. I think I am in shock because this is the first time I’ve ever been out of the country AND I’m completely wasted. It’s a really poor country. It looks pretty run down in Tirana which is where I am right now. My first area (of which I can’t remember the name right now) is on the outside of the city. My companion will be Elder Tracy. I haven’t met him yet, but I will meet him tomorrow. Apparently he likes to sing a lot which will be something that will probably help me get used to being away. I just don’t feel comfortable here yet. So I’m going to pray and try to get to that point, but I’m going to need you to pray for me as well. But yeah so apparently he is really cool and he likes to sing a lot. So more on that in my next e-mail.
Tonight after we went and got all the legal stuff out of the way, we went street contacting. It was actually kind of fun. I found it pretty easy to not get down on myself, but maybe that’s just cause it’s my first day. Me and Motra went out with Elder Flack and Elder Oki who are the Assistants as of right now. We got five contacts and Motra and I got one by ourselves. So it was pretty fun. We only got to go for an hour-ish, but it was fun.
Anyway, I should probably go. President Neil was kind enough to let us e-mail tonight. I love you guys. I am thinking about you guys and hope you are alright. I’ll see you soon!