So many things happened this week. Where do I even begin?
I saw a man with golden teeth. Just thought I would get that out.
On Sunday, mother nature decided to surprise us and give us SNOW. Where was this three months ago? Great question. Most of the days this week were in the high 70’s, low 80’s and then one morning we woke up and there was snow falling. Now snow in March may not be uncommon for people out west, but in the south, snow in general is rare, let alone in March.
And that’s the story of how less than a centimeter of snow shut down South Carolina for a good part of the day. It’s always fun to look at the bread and milk aisles at the store the day after it snows, because they are always cleared out. For some reason these people think that a centimeter of snow that doesn’t even stick to the road will keep them in their house for weeks on end. (See picture below)
Aside from the crazy weather, we had a pretty busy week. Nothing too crazy awesome happened in missionary work, but it wasn’t exactly a bad week. I often miss Greenville a lot because the work was much faster paced there. Columbia can be pretty slow sometimes. I am managing though, I’ve survived Columbia before.
On Wednesday we had Zone Conference and Elder C. and I did our musical number that we had been working on. I think it turned out pretty well, especially for an original piece. I didn’t record the actual performance of it, although I did record a bunch of our rehearsals so I will send the best sounding one out.
I also got volunteered to play hymns for Zone Conference and that was an adventure. Kids who play piano, learn to play hymns because when people see you play the piano they just assume that you can also play hymns as well. Learn from my errors so you don’t have to play “Come Follow Me” over and over again because it’s the only song you know.
On Thursday the most notable thing that happened was us doing service for PAALS. This time things were a little bit more exciting though because we had to give all the puppies baths. That was an adventure and I soaked myself.
On Friday we spent a lot of the day biking to far away places. Unfortunately, we didn’t have too much success. I had the idea that we should start a bible study class and then advertise it like crazy, so we spent our evening putting that together.
On Saturday Elder C. was feeling sick for a good part of the day, so we didn’t get to do much. We did get to visit a few people before he started feeling sick, but they rejected us. That’s ok though, because now we won’t waste our time on them.
Sunday was fun. They cancelled the last 2 hours of church as nobody showed up because of the snow. Dumbest thing ever. We ended up going to the Spanish group because they needed someone to play the piano (their pianist didn’t show because of the snow) and I was volunteered as tribute.
After church we did a lot of biking and fully utilized our extra hour of daylight! As a bike Elder it is so nice not having to deal with the dark as much. We went by a bunch of former investigators and found one who seems to have a lot of potential. We will be trying by sometime this week and hopefully we’ll have some success there.
That was the week. I can’t think of anything else to tell you about my life right now, unless you want some creepy TMI’s.
Elder Jeremiah Brown
In response to Mom’s request to know what he eats on a regular basis for breakfast, lunch and dinner here’s his response: I normally eat cereal for breakfast. For lunch I normally eat a sandwich or something like that. For dinner usually we make some crock pot chicken or pizzas or pancakes or cereal when I am lazy. I don’t eat too terribly though and I try to get fruits and veggies when I can.
Here’s what he had to say when asked if his allergies have improved: Yes, my allergies are a lot better now. I am not sure if it is the medicine or if it is the fact that all the snow killed the blooming flowers.
Southern Stores after a snowstorm.