I feel the need to apologize ahead of time because this email will be a little short. I wrote some other rather lengthy letters to other people and now I find myself short on time to write to the rest of you. First off, I got transferred. I now find myself in the city of Balzar. Sorry for not building up to the grand revelation of where my new sector is but I just don’t have time to be lame right now. Sorry guys, I know you enjoy that kind of stuff. The weird part is that I got transferred on Thursday. Boy was that a mess. I don’t think I should talk about it either because I won’t be able to do so without a heavy amount of complaining. Needless to say, there were several aspects of this round of transfers that I didn’t like. Plus, I missed Cecilio and Israel’s baptisms! Man, I don’t even know if they got baptized! But now I’m here, in Elder Goode’s first sector. And I’m with one of Elder Frye’s old companions; Elder Lopez is his name. Yep, once you get to be an old missionary like me your world just gets smaller and smaller.
Balzar reminds me a lot of Jipijapa because, like Jipijapa, it’s a small city in the middle of nowhere. I have to take a bus for an hour and a half in order to get to district meeting every week, and the grocery store is really small. You should know that I really do love small towns in Ecuador; I think I will enjoy this sector.
The reason I didn’t comment on your thanksgiving pictures is because I never got them. Could you send them again? That would be cool. I did get the two pictures of Andrea today; she is way too big now. It really blows my mind. Tell Gammy, Grandma, and Grandpa thanks for the Christmas present. I will put it to good use I promise. Well as promised this week you get a short letter. Oh well, I will be calling you on the phone soon anyway. Talk to you next week!