If y'all didn't remember, this last week I was transferred from Flower Mound all the way to Mineral Wells, which by far is the biggest transition I've ever had to make on my mission! Flower Mound was the epitome of suburbia, and Mineral Wells looks like it was ripped straight out of a Pixar movie about race cars...I'll let you guess which one that is. The town embraces its craziness and even advertises it! The people here are absolutely insane and I love it.
My new companion's name is Elder Rowley, and he's been out about 7 months. He's from Walla Walla, Washington of all places, so we're able to talk a lot about things back in Washington that none of my other
companions have understood. We've hit it off pretty well, and we're seeing a lot of success here in Mineral Wells. Because we're both new to the area, we get lost pretty much all the time, but sometimes it works to our advantage as we're able to find people we weren't planning on stopping by but apparently needed to talk with the missionaries right when we pull up.
This is a great area, and Elder Rowley and I both feel confident that we'll see miracles here in the crazy town of Mineral Wells.
Hope y'all have a great week!
P.S. Here's some photos of the central landmark of the town, the Baker Hotel. The first skyscraper every built outside a Metropolitan area, in its heyday it was a sight to see. Famous guests include Ronald Reagan, LBJ, Charlie Chaplin, Helen Keller, and more. However, it closed down in the 70's and is now allegedly one of the most haunted places in America. They offer tours of it...but not at a time when we can go. :(