Saturday, April 5, 2014

Riley # 60 - Inglewood, CA - My new companion, My new area

                                            March 24, 2014

     It has been an interesting week. Working in this area is totally different than working with the Chinese before. The people are totally different here.

     My companion's name is Elder Kpainay. I forgot to take photos, so I don't have any of him yet, but he is awesome. He was born in Liberia, but came to the US when he was seven. 

      He is from Maryland and was going to Southern Virginia University before his mission. He goes home in July, so I am the junior companion again, which is really rather wonderful. 

Zone Conference - We're the International Zone

     Inglewood is just a little bit north of Torrance and south of Santa Monica and the LA temple. It is a fair bit west of Compton and Watts so it is pretty safe, not nearly as poor or dangerous as those areas.

      That being said, it is still relatively poor. The majority of the people here are Hispanic and Black, so I had only driven through here a few times before living here. It is still pretty diverse, with people here from a number of different countries. It is really different than what I am used to, but the people seem very friendly.

     President Weidman said I will spend a little while here, but that I will be put back into Chinese program eventually.

With my companions - Taken before I left to Inglewood

                Elder Bowman

1 comment:

  1. Wish Elder Bowman and his companion from Liberia the best as they serve in Inglewood!