|Elder Bird with Jessica Periman and Brock's companion Elder Johnson. Jessica was baptized the Saturday after Brock arrived in Oregon. He confirmed Jessica!|
Sundays are the best. I actually gave a talk on Sunday and confirmed Jess. It was cool! We cover two wards so we go to church for 6 hours!
Um, I got a bike when I got here. It's sweet! Black and red GIANT! We drive 5 days out of the week!
Brock was part of a large group of new missionaries to the Oregon Eugene Mission! This is a snapshot of the greenies soon after they arrived and met with President and Sister MacDonald. See if you can pick out Brock in the group.
|Brock with his new group of greenies. He's in the back row, fifth Elder from L-R.|
Oregon Is A Green State
There must be a tradition in the mission for the new arrivals. Elder Bird was treated to his first "greenie" dinner at his apartment.
|Brock's first companion, Elder Johnson|
Missionary life is busy and fulfilling. Elder Bird and his companion Elder Johnson live in Albany, which is a suburb of Corvallis.
Brock says he feels like a he lives in a "hobbit hut" since he constantly has to duck his head in his apartment. Brock describes Albany as a bit of a "hood," which he likes. The Willamette River runs through Corvallis and makes for a cool landscape with the bridges that cross over it. Good thing Brock and his comp have a car along with their bike. The coastal area can get up to 70 inches of rain a year!
|Willamette River in Corvallis.|