Monday, January 26, 2009

From Jon 1/24/09

Subject: Zoo siab hnub yug ib zaug dua

Nyob zoo!

Greetings, one, and everyone!

Indeed, we had transfers once more. Not only did they split our area, but they split our district as well, and put us in a different zone. There are now two Hmong districts---one in St.Paul, and one in Minneapolis, each with two teams. There are still two zebra areas in Wisconsin. Elder Fawsen is still in Lacrosse, but has a new comp because this was Elder Neibaur's last transfer. Elder Vang got sent to Eau Claire, WI. He switched places with Elder Cutshall, who had been exiled out there for 7 1/2 months. I was in a threesome with Elder Cutshall for his first week in the field back in March. He is now my companion in the small, Minneapolis bike area, in the same apartment, so I didn't move. He is also the district leader. Elder Hill is training the new elder in the new Brooklyn Park Hmong area with the car and the new apartment, and all of our investigators save one. The new Elder is also an Elder Vang, but since he is Hmoob ntsuab (green Hmong), it's "Elder Vaaj", not "Elder Vaj", so it will be easy to specify about whom you are speaking. He's pretty cool. He's from Stockton, CA. He's pro at cooking.

There is still a bit of red tape in the way of the new apartment, so the whole district was going to stay in our apartment for a few days, but some members agreed to let the other team stay with them until they get the apartment squared away. Thank heavens.

Happy belch day Dadoo! Good luck with the play, and all your other endeavors.

I got to visit John Thao, who is still in my area. It makes me happy that he is still going to church making plans for college. He will be the first in his family to go to college, and he is the third oldest.

We haven't had a chance to visit Chia, Pika, Toki, and Vincent yet, but that will be our big focus this transfer.

Lavu lavu!
-Elder Moua Ying

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