It sounds like y'all had a fun week! Bald hill is always a fun hike. I'm gonna have to do it when I get home. I remember all that stuff and I want to do it so bad for some reason haha. And yeah with the twilight thing, if the mission has taught me anything, it's this: a man is a fool if he condemns something he has never read. It infuriates me to no end when someone rags on the book of mormon then turns around and says they've never read it. SO. I MIGHT attempt to read it when I come home. But I won't rag on it anymore. Because I have never read it and have no idea if it is good or not. yes. /rant.
Your plans for the yard sound awesome! It's going to be weird to come home to a different yard and whatnot, but I figured it would be so long it would be foreign to me anyways haha. But You'll definitely have to send me some pictures when it happens! I wanna see the work in progress haha. How are you planning on redoing the pond? Like what is it gonna look like when it's done?
I'll definitely try the positives thing. I may not be very good at it haha but I will be needing it...I found out today I'm still district leader for the next 6 weeks AND we are getting a third companion. His name is Elder Reynolds. He is going home in 6 weeks >.< so he's already really trunky from what I hear. It's gonna bug me to no end!
hahaha yeah the dating thing is interesting. You get a better perspective on it out here because you see what happens when things go bad. You see that oh it's all fun and whatnot as youre a teenager to date but then things go sour and you have a baby and you've got to provide for a family when youre 18 and it's terrible. Satan so easily persaudes people to do evil for the temporary happiness. But it's just not worth it in the long run. People are just so short sighted nowadays. They have no perspective for the future. It's just "Do what you can to be happy now because you have no idea what it's gonna be like tommorow." It's really sad to see...
We haven't done the interviews yet but we are doing them tonight. I'm actually doing two baptismal interviews >.< But it'll be a fun learning experience. I'm interviewing an 20 something year old guy and a 9 year old kid haha. It's gonna be fun when I have to ask the 9 year old if he's ever participated in an abortion or had a homosexual relationship xD haha just kidding.
Yeah. The bike thing. we are trying to work it out. Don't get upset at President Millburn, it's not his fault. They have to deal with so many bikes it just hard to keep track of em all. If I had realized that this might happen I would've put my name on it to begin with. But of course hindsight is 20/20.
My Bike got lost in the transfer from Burkville to Harrisonburg. I got a temp bike up there but it wasn't mine. SO I'm trying to get that one down here because this one I'm using now doesn't have good breaks. FUN STUFF. haha.
When I get transferred, it all depends on where I'm going, but generally it's by a transfer van that the assistants drive. The transfer meeting happens in richmond, and from there they assistants drive the transfer van full of missionaries getting transfered down to the denbigh chapel in newport news. From there tehy drive down to virginia beach and drop off/pick up any missionaries moving. They the ncome back to denbigh and go back to richmond from there. It doesn't run in the northern half of the mission. So in those cases a member drives us. haha.
I'm glad you are happy that I was able to talk with President. It really was a good talk and I'm fine with the results. I am just trying to figure all this out. We are losing an area from my district this transfer because of a shortage of missionaries. But It's all good. I like it alot. It'll be much easier here with a third missionary so we can go into single sisters houses without exchanges. haha.
haha tell dad he needs to step it up on letters! I'm waiting for him! haha.
haha if Jordan and Ryan only realized how lucky they were to be bored and not have anything to do. If we have time like that (minus p-day) we're doing something wrong! haha.
yeah the coming out to virginia deal I was just throwing out there as an idea. It's too far away to make any kind of definite plans. But keep it in mind!
That's so CRAZY that mike got his mission call finally! I was wondering when the heck he would finally get going on that! And even crazier on where he is going! Philippines! That's insane! he's the onyl one of us besides David that went foreign! haha It's gonna be so awesome when he comes home...oh man.
Quick story and then I gotta go!
So the other day Elder Blair and I decided we were gonna go tract this long road at the top of our area. We get to it and realize that it's a dirt road, but that theres a house or something allllll the way down at the end. So we start walking down and we get going and it's like, a mile and a half or something to the very end. We get there and there ARE some house out there. So we walk up to the first one (who's driveway was like 600 yards long) and knock. No answer. So we're about to knock again and all of a sudden we hear a gator (little tractor deal) drive off. So we see this guy driving away and we are like ok...well he's driving off, so let's just leave a pass a long card and go to the next one. So we start walking away and we look back and I see him staring at us. So I'm like...ok? and we keep walking. Then I look back and he's following us in his little gator. And then I see something on his lap. Long and brown. And I'm like, holy cow. Is this guy really following us out of here with a gun? And we look back again and he's still following us real slow and sneaky like. And we are like holy cow he really doesn't want us out here. So we decide to leave. And we just left but holy cow I think we got chased out by a guy with a gun! haha.
Well anyways. That's all to report right now! THings are going awesome and I lvoe the work and I can't believe it's almost 8 months here in a couple of days. so crazy.