So yeah, my companion is Elder Alkonis from LA, California. He is one of the nicest kids ever, but I don't know if we have a single thing in common. But he is a trooper and keeping up, so I can't complain.
I had my first district meeting on Wednesday. I did not like it one bit, but it went fine. There are a couple of familiar faces in the district though: Elder Crockett, who is covering the other side of the branch that I am serving in, and it is a strange feeling to be working with him again! Then there is Elder Adams, my bff from the MTC, who is the Zone Leader here. Him and his companion are great and have been a big help to us this past week. So in all, there are four companionships in the district: Elder Crockett and his companion, Elder Adams and his companion, two sisters, and us!
Garland is quite different than McKinney. It didn't take long for me to realize how great I had it in McKinney. I was very comfortable there, however Garland is a lot more Mexican and densely populated and there is just a lot more to do here. It is somewhat of a ghetto area, with apartments on top of apartments on top of apartments! I could probably stay here for the rest of my mission and never run out of places to knock. It is a good place to train a new missionary. Elder Alkonis is getting all kinds of great experience everyday. Oh and the members are great here and I am probably going to fall in love with them all.