Goodbye Blythewood

This week has been crazy. We have had so much going on and I have so much to get done still.

On Saturday I got a call from one of the AP’s and I will be leaving Blythewood this transfer to be a District Leader somewhere. I will also be whitewashing an area, which for those of you who aren’t familiar with missionary terms, whitewashing is when two new missionaries are sent to replace two missionaries in an area.

Normally when transfers happen one missionary stays behind in an area and the new missionary sent there learns the area from the older missionary, and then the process repeats. When whitewashing happens, the missionaries going in have basically no idea what is going on.

The next few weeks will be an adventure for sure.

I am a little bummed that I am leaving Blythewood right now, because a ton of stuff is just now happening. Blythewood has definitely grown on me. I really didn’t like it when I first got here, and even when I had been here for a couple transfers, but I really think that I might miss the place.

On Monday we had an appointment with Sister C. and it was AWESOME. Bishop L. came with us and we had a really good talk with her about her life and what she needs to do to get active again.

We also found out that one of Sister C.’s great granddaughters is of age to be baptized and she wanted us to teach her! Her name is Cenaya and she is awesome! We were teaching her and she was taking notes and everything! She is super excited to be baptized and hopefully there will be a baptism here in the next month or so. I definitely wish I could have been here for it but oh well. There is a reason for why I am leaving for sure.

One of the highlights of this week was having President and Sister Turner come to our ward on Sunday. They came to train our ward council on a new program in the mission for wards to essentially hasten the work. They also had the opportunity to speak in church.

The best part, however, was being able to talk with President for a while. We don’t normally get to talk to president very often or for very much time, but he wanted to talk to Elder H. and I, so we spent all of priesthood talking to him!

We talked to him a bunch about our area and how things are going, and then he gave us a lot of advice on what we can be doing better. It may sound unexciting to you, but missionaries never get opportunities like this, so it was awesome!

 

I will find out on Wednesday where I am going. I am hoping that it isn’t in the Columbia Zone because I really want to see new areas.

I have a ton to do today, so I will be ending this email here. I look forward to filling you in on what is going on next week! I will probably have a lot to talk about!

Until then,

Elder Jeremiah Brown

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