Happy General Conference Weekend! Elder Bednar is the kung fu master who knows how to use the one leaf.
A little bit more about the culture here in New Jersey: Last weekend, when I was on exchanges with Elder Guijarro in Newark, there was a blockage in the traffic. From inside the car, we watched a remarkable three-way merge. The streets here are boss. Everyone has a mutual understanding of everyone else. Utah should be like this.
Also, people honk immediately after the lights turn green at the idling people in front. It used to be annoying, but now I've adopted it. Watch out, Utah.
After the end of a long day at the beginning of this week, we were driving home. When we turned a corner, there appeared an angry middle-aged man. He raised a fist in our direction, along with his middle finger, for ten seconds straight. As we passed him, a long string of loud, vulgar words ensued from his lips. We still do not know what that was all about.
Due to Conference, we ate for the second time at Sakura Japan Teriyaki and Sushi. Real sushi is actually good! A few days before that, we met the Kearny Strangler. He is actually a nice guy.
So..., we met with Emilce, who was having major marriage issues. The Spanish elders from our apartment came with us so we can go into her house and give her a blessing. Elder Sandoval, who is from Brazil/Chile, comforted her in what I can only describe as telenovela Spanish. It was straight from TV! He even held her hand, which is not allowed, by the way. I feel for her though. Husbands better take care of their wives like the Apostles and Prophet have counseled! Things like the things that happened to Emilce should not even happen in the first place!!! Elder Thompson and I also helped the Spanish elders move an enormous cabinet up two flights of narrow stairs for a member.
Anyway, General Conference gave me a spiritual boost and also something to study more in depth later.
Oh! And I might send pictures with this email from the past.