Hey guys how are things going? Sounds like Dad is still suffering from all the estrogen in the house right now. Sorry for abandoning you Dad. Don't worry before you know it we'll be golfing and skiing together...that's if you're still a man after all that time with the girls. Mom to answer your question about my new area, it just depends. It's actually more farm-like than city. There is a city part here in Atlixco, but if you get out of town it's pure fields and stuff. We live closer to the edge of town, so we have a lot of members in more of a normal residential part, and then we also have a few pueblos in our area too. It's like a perfect mix between my two first areas. It's cool I like it. Wow that's crazy to hear about Taylor Hyde!! He is already done. I do remember thinking that he had a year when I started.
Anyway I'll let you know a little bit about this week. We have been doing a lot of getting to know members and the area like you said Dad. That's what we have to get down well first, because we don't knock on doors. We have actually been receiving a lot of referrals from the members here. Like I said before we have some little towns kinda far away from where we live and everything, and so we also have made some visits there. We did some service in a little town called Castillotla and it reminded me so much of Atexcac!! We also have some really really rich gated areas in our area too. We have an investigator family in one of them really close to where we live and both the parents are Doctors, one already retired. They are great, and go to church a lot. We just need to help them with some doubts and they'll get baptized. Also, we went with President Lopez (our counselor to Pres. Reeves and also our neighbor here Atlixco) to the gated area called "El Cristo" which is super nice! Huge houses and a nice country club golf course and everything. We taught some friends of Pres. Lopez and they are GOLDEN! There is a lot of work to do and I'm excited.
Just so you know, there really isn't any notable volcano issues. Nobody is really that uptight about it at all. Apparently they have a green, yellow, and red system to indicate how active the volcano is. Right now it's in yellow and has been since the 90's. So don't worry. I love you family. I was thinking about all of you during sacrament meeting this week, and I'll have to say, I really miss you guys. There are moments like that for sure, but it's normal. I love and miss each and every one of you. Do what matters most and stay strong in the Church and close to the Savior. Until next week,
Elder Ryan Kitchen