|The Mission Office|
I am a mission secretary and Sister Thompson, from Ogden, is the other mission secretary. Greg is the finance/housing elder. Elder Thompson is the vehicle coordinator. I think we are here because there was a great need for Greg and his knowledge of all things pertaining to what he can offer the mission office. There is a couple, Elder and Sister Miles, serving a Member Leadership Support mission are also housing coordinators out in the field, emptying and finding apartments. The mission is trying to get all missionaries into one bedroom apartments. The Miles are invaluable to the mission, and Greg is so grateful for their help.
The office is the basement of a chapel, and it is very nice. Our apartment is about twenty minutes from the office, and we don't have to get on the freeway. It is a nice quiet area. We are about twenty miles from the Quince Orchard Ward, Maryland Seneca Stake, that we have been assigned to.
Groceries were a sticker shock, but gas about the same price as northern Idaho. John Hopkins and other universities have research facilities here. We are surrounded by very big research facilities and very large apartment buildings. Many people work either in research or for the government. There are people from all over the world here. So many high rise buildings here, so many roads.
People drive about 20 miles over the speed limit here, do not use their blinkers, and honk at you at will. Kinda scary.