Yes, I did have to wear my regular missionary clothes while playing Ultimate Frisbee at FHE last week. It was interesting to say the least and kind of hard to run in dress shoes.
I am living in an apartment again. It is meant to be a 4-man unit so it is plenty big for one set of Elders. We have one bedroom that we sleep in with an attached bathroom, then we have the kitchen and living area, then a second bedroom that we use as our study room which has a second bathroom attached to it. So it's pretty nice as far as missionary apartments go. But it's not the same as living at Ken's house and having all the extra space.
For P-Day this week (4th of July) we had a Zone activity at night and we just did a little bit of everything. I spent most of the time playing soccer out behind the Grand meetinghouse, but I also spent some time throwing a Frisbee with Elder Walker and Elder Murphy. Earlier that day I was able to play the piano for a couple hours while a lot of the Elders were playing basketball, so that was really nice.
The YSA Ward here is probably a little larger than the YSA Ward at OU. Right now it seems like it is mostly Riverside natives. Apparently UC-Riverside is on a quarter system, not a normal semester or trimester system, so most of the new freshman won't show up until September. We have quite a few RM's who have been home for a few months and they will be heading out to BYU-Idaho for the winter semester or next Fall. It's a pretty cool group though and it's been a lot of fun so far. Some people are attending Riverside Community College so there's a pretty good mix of working adults and students in the Ward.
Elder Young is probably the hardest working companion I've had. But that might also just be because there is so much work to be done here. We're both kind of quiet so we're working on getting to know each other, but we get along well. He really is looking out for the Zone so we talk a lot about what we can do to help them get motivated, because right now the Zone is struggling when it comes to the numbers and we're not quite sure what is up with that. Hopefully the training at MLC this week will help us out with some new ideas.
I promise we are teaching people, I just don't have much time to talk about them this week! You probably think I'm dodging the question, but we're having another baptism on the 17th for a kid in the Arlington Heights Ward so things are going well!
See you soon,