I honestly don’t know what to title this week. This week was pretty good. It was pretty slow, but we worked super hard so I don’t feel too bad about it.
On Monday we had to go to Charleston for a doctor appointment for Elder N. So we spent a large majority of the day in Charleston exploring downtown. We went shark tooth hunting in a little stream and I found a bunch of little shark teeth. Then I accidentally dropped them all so I didn’t get to take any with me.
On Tuesday we did a TON of biking. Probably the most I have done on my mission in one day. We went to some wack places but we really didn’t have too much success. We had an appointment with Brother M. as usual tonight. It went really well and he told us that this week he would pick us up for church on Sunday. On the way home some twerp drive-by silly stringed us while we were biking down the road. At least people know we exist.
Wednesday was fun. We helped the L.’s (a less active elderly couple), move a bunch of antiques out of their storage shed. After that they took us out to Little Pig’s BBQ. It’s like the most southern all you can eat buffet you can get out here and it is good stuff.
After service with the L.’s, we had an appointment with one of our investigators C. We hadn’t been in contact with him for a while so it was good to meet with him. He is very enthusiastic about the Bible and it was really fun to talk with him about it. I have hopes that he will be receptive to what we have to teach.
After the appointment with C., we started traveling to another place and we were going to bike through a shortcut I thought I had found on the map. It ended up taking us to the weirdest place ever. It basically took us to a ghost town. There was this weird abandoned mill and what looked like a town center with a whole bunch of roads and church and everything, but it was super run down and everything was vacant. It was weird too because it wasn’t like the place was restricted or fenced off. We looked around for a bit and found a couple active government facilities that were deep inside this wasteland, but that was about it. We decided to leave because we felt like we were being watched and it was kind of a creepy place. That was pretty much our entire day.
On Thursday we did service for SBP as usual. Then we went to the very top of our area to do some proselyting, but we didn’t have too much success in the process. That was about all of our day.
On Friday we had ZTM which was good as usual. The musical number I played the piano for turned out pretty good. I didn’t get a recording from it this time because we only performed the whole thing together a couple times and my part wasn’t anything special.
The rest of the day was kind of lame. We did a lot of work and had an appointment cancel and not too much success. I also started feeling a little sick.
Saturday I was sick. I think I worked myself into the ground this week and my body decided it was done, because I wasn’t functioning. So we spent the day cleaning up our area book and doing weekly planning because that was the only thing I could do.
Sunday was awesome! I started feeling a lot better and we had a great turn out at church. Brother M. (armored car guy) came to church, as well as several other less actives and the family that we met with last Sunday! Honestly, this week was pretty difficult for finding new investigators, but we did have some great success with less actives. After church we had several meals with members (because Easter is one of the few days we are allowed to eat with active members), which was refreshing. The food was great and all, but it was just nice being able to sit and get to know members of the ward for once.
This week was pretty hard but we worked our rear ends off so I don’t feel too bad about it. I honestly tired myself out this week, and I am really glad that we had Easter otherwise I don’t know if I would have made it.
Anyway, I think that is about all I have to say this week. Thanks for all the emails and stuff.
Elder Jeremiah Brown
Elder Brown mentioned in his personal email that his knees are aching so much he can hardly kneel or squat down, probably due to all the biking!
Me in front of the abandoned mill or hospital or whatever it was.
Elder C. and I in front of the armored vehicle a few weeks ago.
Graffiti we found in Charleston