Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Hey Y'all!

North Carolina is great! Its great being back in the humidity! I feel like I can breathe again! I'm having a lot of fun teaching and the people here are really nice! I'm in a small branch of about 50 active members right now..its the Wallace branch. Wallace is a small town about 2 hours southeast of Raleigh and it seems like everyone we've taught so far is over 60 and African American lol..we even had some lady tell us that Martin Luther King Jr was a prophet and that we were wrong for saying that he wasn't! lol..but the area for the branch is much bigger than the town of Wallace. Its about 30 miles long and 30 miles wide and extremely rural! The branch building could seriously fit inside the chapel back in Houston! But I am still having lots of fun and getting pretty good at riding my bike and contacting! My dad's (trainer's) name is Elder Condie. He was a bmx racer from Ceder City, Utah! He's got some pretty sweet pictures of him in some races getting some pretty sweet air! But as a missionary, he is very strong in prayer and definitely knows his scriptures! We get along really well and I'm really glad to have him as my companion!

Haha..so there's a less active member named Peter. Peter is QUITE the character..very sarcastic and kinda crazy..lol..he rides around on this sweet blue chopper motorcycle with flame details on it...the only thing is that its a mini-bike and he pulls his dog behind it in a little cart! And he actually rides this thing around town! Well one day while we were driving back from an appointment, we saw him on the side of the road fishing in a creek...except he wasn't just fishing..he was catching! Everytime he dropped his line in..he'd pull up either a baby bass or a catfish! So we were talking to him and he mentions "Oh by the way..watch out for water moccossins.." Then literally 45 seconds later..Elder Condie points to a tree and says.."What kinda snake is that!?" I look and there's a 3 foot long cottonmouth just napping..in a tree!! I have never seen a water moccossin in a tree before! So..Peter being Peter..goes and picks up the first thing he can find..which of course was a pee bottle..and hits the snake with it! It was pretty sweet! My companion got it on video, I'll have to send it next time! haha..

Well last night..we got a media referal to go see this guy named Chris..and that was pretty interesting.. Chris had been to our church before when he was living in Memphis..and claims to have read ALL 4 of the standard works! But he was kinda crazy..haha..he was having problems because he keeps having these "visions"..he says he would write down the thing he'd see till he told his minister in the Methodist church about them and they kicked him out of the church and then people came into his house and stole his writings! But he's been really confused lately because he can't figure out what his visions mean and he wanted our help..he said something about the end of the world being 1265 days after July 11th..haha..but we gave him a Book of Mormon to read and pray about and also committed him to baptism and to come to church! So hopefully we can help him out over time..

Well that's all that's happened so far! I miss y'all tons!

1 comment:

  1. Poor snake!

    I can't believe anyone would prefer humidity over the awesome cool breezes of Utah.

    Keep up the good work!