I also have learned or more so just remembered a lot of Spanish. When we meet Spanish speakers I can help see if they're interested and schedule times for the Spanish elders as a referral.
To add to the crazy of this week the ward boundaries changes which only affected. Four wards in the stake. Two of them were our wards. They took a large chunk out of the Black Hills ward and moved it to a different ward to strengthen them and then took a different chunk out of that ward and moved it into our other ward. So gain/lose. But looking at the changes I think it's actually going to benefit everyone by helping wards who need more support.
I've met some really cool people. I've realized that no one is just an average person. No matter what, something has set everyone apart from what others perceive as normal. People are interesting and each knows something that someone else might not know and vice versa. And also everyone has a challenge, everyone you see might have something that they're going through that you might be able to help them with. Don't think that "they probably have it all figured out" because everyone needs help. You might be that help. Never be afraid to do something for someone else.
There's this family we teach and the mom we've taught the most and she knows it's true, but the dad has had a much harder life and was just so scared to take steps, but the other day when we came he just looked different. Like a light had turned on. He always said that he feels like he's never been able to get as close to God as he wanted to but now he says he's done giving up on God and that he believes that this, what we've been showing him is what God has had in store for him his whole life and it will be what helps him feel close to God always.
Elder Miller, the taller one, went home for surgery. Elder Waters, with
glasses, was our trio bud for a day.