Saturday, March 15, 2014

Riley #55 & 56- Palos Verdes, CA - Transferred Back after 1 week, 2 New Companions, Refocusing

                                       February 17, 2014

Hi Everyone,

   Thanks so much for the emails and the blog post. I'm sure it sounds confusing as far as locations, because a few things ended up changing what was planned.

   Anyway, it turns out that I am back where I started in Palos Verdes. I just moved back last Monday. It has been a really weird transfer where I was told I was going to go to two different areas, stayed in a different area for a week, before moving back to where I started.

   Anyway, it has been great being back. I have been working with people that I didn't want to leave, so I'm happy with the end result.

    I am with Elder Lee and Elder Bria. Elder Bria is new, having just came in the mission Monday. His family is in Tennessee, but they lived in Lancaster, Pennsylvania for 12 years.

Me with Elder Lee
      There are now five Chinese missionaries in the Branch. Apart from the three of us, Elder Burr and Elder Yang are assigned to the Branch. Elder Yang also came in a week ago and is from Taiwan. 

     We split the area for the time being between Palos Verdes and Torrance. The three of us are covering Palos Verdes and the other Elders cover Torrance. It has been a little bit of a slow week just concentrating on Palos Verdes, but we have some things to look forward to. All of the changes bring a freshness and refocusing on what we can do.

                          Love you guys,
                          Elder Bowman

                         February 24, 2014
Hi Family,
I didn't leave a lot of time today to write you back, but I will try to quickly send a picture. We've been doing all right, nothing too new going on yet.

    There are nine Chinese missionaries in the LA mission right now - two at UCLA, two at USC, and four in PV and Torrance. I'm in the last group of four.

     We are expecting another one next transfer to make 10, which will complete the amount our mission president requested. He said he will probably put a couple of us in English for a while, rather than keep us all in the Chinese program. 

    He said it will be a good experience to do work in an English area, but we would all rather stay in the Chinese program; there is still a lot to be done. 

         Talk to you next week.

Love you,
      Elder Bowman

1 comment:

  1. Yay, an Elder Yang from Taiwan. Elder Bowman has that terrific positive attitude at all he does, even when living one place for just a week.