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This week was pretty good. We got a lot of work done and made some
decent progress.

Monday

Today we went shopping, wrote emails, and then drove down to
Simpsonville for sports with the Greenville East Zone. It was pretty
fun, although I am pathetic when it comes to basketball, but I got to
see Elder K. which was pretty great.

Afterward we drove by a few potential investigators and ended up
meeting a really cool guy named J. He was the husband of a random
potential investigator we found in our area book and we talked with
him for a while and then set up a time to come back and meet with
them. It was a good day overall.

Tuesday

Today was pretty slow. We went by a lot of people and really didn’t
have much success in meeting or talking to too many people. We did
knock into a random lady named E. who talked to us for a while,
but it was pretty slow. We also found a less active family named the
F.’s and they were very different people… Let’s just say they
were stereotypical southerners. That was pretty much our day.

Wednesday

Today we had an appointment with M., the paralyzed Hispanic guy we
have been seeing. That went well, and afterward we took the car to the
mechanic to get the brakes fixed, which took a few hours. While we
were there they had the news on TV, and the little bits and pieces I
picked up from sitting in the store was just depressing. Let’s just
say I am glad that I don’t have to worry about that kind of stuff
right now because it just seemed painful.

After that we went apartment hunting and we think we found a place to
live finally! Hopefully we will be moving in the next couple of weeks.

Thursday

Today we stopped by a TON of less actives. Most of the people we went
by were either not home or they had moved. We also spent some time
figuring our new boundaries out with the sisters now that we are
moving.

Afterward we had dinner with the B.’s, a part member family who is super awesome! We just recently started working with them and there is a lot of progress being made there. We also played a game of ping pong with them, which was a ton of fun!

Friday

Today was pretty slow, and our only solid appointment with an investigator named S. fell through. Hopefully we will get another appointment set up soon. We went by a lot of less actives and that was pretty much our day. Not a whole lot of contact or sucess.

Saturday

Today was also a little slow. Two of our appointments fell through (one of them being Ja. who had to cancel because his mom was in the hospital), and we spent most of our time visiting random people and then prepping our apartment for moving soon. Nothing else too notable happened I guess.

Sunday

Today was awesome! We had a good sacrament meeting and Elder M. gave a talk which was good. After church we had dinner and a lesson with D. T., one of our really solid investigators. He is super great and we are really excited to see where he goes. He bore his testimony in church a couple weeks ago on Joseph Smith, which was really cool. We had dinner at the J.’s house, a family in our ward. They are super fun and awesome people! Sister J.’s daughter and her son in law live with her and are musicians. They started an electronic music group called Car Pool Party that is starting to get big and they are really talented.

We talked with D. for a long time and decided to put him and his son on date for October 29th, which is great! That pretty much wrapped up our night and afterward we went home and I gathered numbers and prepped for weekly call-ins.

So this week was good overall. Everything kind of came together on Sunday, which is always nice. A few crazy things have happened this week. The other day a gas pipeline ruptured and cut off the supply of gas to Greenville, so almost all of the gas stations are out! It was kinda crazy driving around seeing all of the people scramble to get the last few gallons they could before everything was out. It was an eye opener to see how dependent we are on gasoline. Most of the time when we run out of gas, the biggest problem we have is how expensive it is, not if there is any in stock. It makes me worry about what would happen if one day there was no more. Craziness.

I think that was pretty much everything that happened this week. I am a little brain dead right now so I don’t know if I am missing anything. Anyway, I hope you guys have a great week!

Until next week,

Elder Jeremiah Brown

(Jeremiah wrote a few more details in his letter to me this week, which I will include here since its nothing personal and because it maybe ties in with the subject.  Maybe?)

Elder O. is doing good. Sometimes we tire him out I think, but he is learning. Elder M. is doing good as well. He goes home on the 1st of December so a day before my year mark.

Training in a three pack is good. It can be hard at times but it is still really fun!

We have heard about B. lately actually! That is something that I forgot to send out in this week’s email. He is doing really good and is reading the Book of Mormon a lot. He is already halfway done with it and is super excited still to be baptized! He could get out of jail as soon as 9/30, but most likely the first week of October. He is staying strong despite his negative surroundings.

I have been working on studying Spanish. Luckily for some reason the old Spanish Elder’s study books were left in our apartment so I have been reading through those. Also, we have google translate, which works miracles.

Meeting up for sports on Monday was fun! Elder K. goes home this transfer, so he only has about 4 weeks left. He actually had his mission extended an extra month and a half for some reason, which came as a surprise.

We don’t eat with members too often. We are lucky if we get one meal a week. If that. This week we got a lot more meals than we normally do I guess.

(Because these were not labeled, I can only assume they are from Elder Brown’s recent hike to Table Rock, which he’s hoping to do again so they can make it to the top!)

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