November 24, 2014 TRAINING!!

I couldn't be happier right now!! I'm going to finish my mission training!! It is a dream come true. I really can't think of a better way for an elder (or sister) to finish their mission. It keeps you on your feet and doesn't let you slack off. This also means that I am going to open another area because I also have changes and to be honest I wanted to open my last area. Opening an area is both good and bad. Good because you don't have preconceptions of the ward or the area. Bad because you don't know anyone or where anything is, you have to find it all out yourself. I have plenty of planes for my next two changes.

well Mom you asked about my health... well I haven't gotten sick yet (only once but that started one night in my first area and was over with before morning) but I am starting to feel the effects of walking around for 20 months :( . I am trying to be careful about how I walk and over what now because my knees are starting to hurt if I go jumping around or if I walk a lot on the cobble stone roads the sometimes have here. I feel like it is just that almost two years of walking will start to take its toll on anyone.

Elder Jason Blanding.

President Christensen

Thank you so much for having the confidence in me to have selected me as a trainer at the end of my mission. I really hope that these next two changes will be amazing. There are quite a few things I want to change about how I work and I think that this is the best opportunity to do so. Thank you very much. 

Elder Blanding.

 Elder Jason Blanding (the only blond) and his district. Notice how dirty his shoes are. He must be working hard!  

Elder Jason Blanding (the only blond) and his district. Notice how dirty his shoes are. He must be working hard!