My p-day is on Monday but because we just got here we did it today. It was a crazy day yesterday.
I woke up at 4 am and my plane left at 8:30. We flew there and President Morby was waiting for us all. He is a super nice guy and the
spirit is super strong around him. We first went to the temple to take
pictures. He said that he was going to send them to you so I hope that
you get those. The Portland temple is Super pretty. I can't wait to go
inside sometime. We then went to the stake building (I think that was what
it was) and they did some intro stuff. Then we had a meeting to meet our
new companions/trainers. My companions name is Elder Manwill. He is a
super cool guy. He has been here for 20 months. Everyone calls the new
missionaries greenies, and they have an entire family tree system thing
set up (all theoretical of course). I am a son to my trainer which is my
father. I have a grandfather which is my trainers trainer.
We went to transfer meeting. They had 23 new arrivals in my group and
they lost 15 people so it was a huge meeting. After that we went to our
apartment in West Linn (located just south of Portland). That's my first area. It is super pretty here,
trees are everywhere. When we got there my comp said that we had a
lesson in 28 minutes so I did my first lesson. It was to a 9 year old
girl named Emma. After that we met the bishop and we gave a blessing to
his son, who had a broken wrist. Way unusual for a first day. Then we
met the ward mission leader brother Carter. He is a cool guy.
Anyway, I love you all and I'm glad you are all doing alright. Pray for me as I pray for you!