from Calvin's side today :)
"So here's my new flat address:
Elder C. M. Juárez
18 Tennyson Lodge
You all have my permission to send me stacks of little notes and fat letters. :¬) I'll try to reply to them. I shall take some time every PDay for it.
I love you!
Oh!, so I'm glad you got Lynette's email. She's awesome. And she has ADD, like me. I've never met so many people with ADD in England as I did in Basingstoke. I think it's in the water. :¬P No. But yeah, it was a really great time there. Oxford will be likewise!
Y'know, it's weird to be able to talk to people. It's weird to know what I might say, and be okay saying what I want to. It's weird to know (sometimes) what is weird, or socially odd, or whatever. Missionaries are weird.
So, yeah, Olivia and I had a conversation about Oxford a couple weeks ago. I 100% told her that, were I to stay nearby, I'd be in Oxford for PDay. Prophecy: Fulfilled I think it's cool how things work out like that. God sometimes answers even unvoiced prayers.
Do I really only have 4 months? That's only 3 moves. 3 planners. This could be my dying area. W e i r d Gah! [Shakes it off.] It's alright. Gotta work day by day, or I lose it.
Man!, so my new companion is Elder Lam. He's from Hong Kong, China. China! I only ever dreamed of having a native Chinese companion. That's Taiwan and Hong Kong missions stuff. It's awesome.
Elder Lam was trained in Oxford. He came out 3 months ago. His English is great, and so is his Mandarin, even though Cantonese is his first language. I love trying to speak to him in Mandarin. It's about 50% Mandarin at the moment, in normal conversation, when I'm trying. I love it! Today I even read almost all of D&C 88:118 aloud from the traditional Chinese characters! God is good.
Yes, I do miss Basingstoke. I spent 5 months in Southampton last year, actually, so basically a whole year in Hampshire, all together. I will definitely be visiting this area many times. Hopefully when you and Mom are available as well. Heck, maybe Josie could come, too. That'd be cool.
Well, there's the scoop.
I love you.
The church is true.
They rhyme with blue.
Like BYU. (“Gutted” that they lost, eh?)