Elder John Miller

Elder John Miller

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

First Week in Homer, Alaska


This week has been pretty crazy. I got to Homer last Tuesday and let
me tell you, this is the promised land. It's incredible here. The
ocean is right here, there's volcanoes across the way, everything is
vibrant and green and beautiful, and the people are hilarious. It's a
drinking town with a fishing problem as they say. Look it up. It's
seriously amazing. 
If you're going to visit Alaska at some point in
your life, visit Homer. It's the bomb.

My new companion, Elder Contreras, is a pretty cool guy as well. It's
been a lot of fun so far, but there's not many investigators here. The
fun part is that because it's tourist season cruise ships come in and
drop people off so there's plenty of people to talk to. There's a
place called the Homer Spit that is basically a five mile long jut out
into the ocean that has docks all around it and some restaurants and
tourist shops on it. So we go down there and talk to people all day
long. We have a huge area, we drive a lot to get to different parts.
We cover Anchor Point, a small town, Ninilchik, a village, and three
Russian villages who's names I can't spell. And it would be offensive
if I tried. So that's my life right now. There's no other missionaries
even remotely close to us so p day is just me and my companion, who is
currently taking a nap. Sleep is good. I'll probably take a nap too.

Everyone in this town is crazy, especially the members. This is what
they call "True Alaska" as opposed to the cities like Anchorage or
Fairbanks. So the people here are very stereotypical Alaskans that you
would see on TV shows. But those shows don't give any credit to the
people here. They're amazing and hilarious and actually really good
people. And they all hate the TV shows made about them. They think
that it brings more people out here, and that's exactly what they
don't want.

So all in all life is great. Getting into a new area is always
stressful, but it's definitely fun and exciting. We do a lot of
service here which is pretty cool, cause we didn't do much of it in
Anchorage. So that's nice too. Life is awesome. Stay gold. Have a good

Elder Miller

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