Yesterday as I met all the members of this ward for the first time at church they received me very warmly but just couldn't manage to get my name right.
"Elder Cloud, diba?"
"Elder Coward, hahaha your name is so funny."
I heard that last one over, and over, and over, and over yesterday. This week as we teach the gospel we'll also take some time to teach a few people how to pronounce their L's. ;)
I've been praying my whole mission to get sent to an area in the country, and it seems that my plea has finally been answered. Most of our area here in San Jose is what's known as 'bukid' or farmland. It's amazing to finally be walking down dirt roads, passing newly harvested rice fields, and seeing stars instead of neon lights at night. On top of it all thew people here that I've met so far are very humble, friendly, and they love the missionaries. I'm enjoying my new area very much. :)
Anyways sorry for no pictures this week, I'll send some next time though. :)
Note from Jen (mom): We got an email from the office of the mission president last week telling us that with this transfer he's also a Zone leader.
San Jose is in the northern most part of the mission. He has been in the Angeles zone in the far SW part of the mission. So it's a big change of scenery for him.