short letter. typing on a tv. that wasn't ghetto speak dat' was country. my
companion just came from 5 months in the sticks. thousands of gunshots night. it
sounded lil' like a firefight. about 15 minutes skraight after midnight.
everybody out on da skreet shootin guns. it was a weasel of a time. things is
right good here.
other than that not much else going on here. finished "Believing Christ" My Gospel understanding just
skyrocketed. Its a good book.
Other than that. not much going on here. I'll send the tape i n the next
Anyways, Missionary work is going great. Percell is getting baptized on
Saturday. We are hoping to have a Church tour with Earnest Tuesday. And we have
Mission Conference this week. Ill see if I cant send you guys notes from all the
conferences and meeting he have had.
I just had a long letter to President Perry, that's always a first. It was a bit
long. Not much goes on enough to talk about. By the time it gets to you, or you
send something I can share, lessons have already been taught and so on. I'm doing
fine, I still have my watch. I do still live in America, there is a Wal-Mart,
Walgreens, food lion, CVS, Library, etc. all in reach.
Just doing a lot of
studying right now, updating the map, putting dots on for members and
less-actives. Reading Book of Mormon, for the third time so far on my mission,
Finished 2nd Nephi today. I'll be in Mosiah by tomorrow.
If you could get me addresses for the young Men, especially
Nathan, that would be AWESOME! I would like to mail them on their mission. As
far as tips go for them, study Preach my Gospel lessons, chapter 4, and delve
into the Book of Mormon like you never have. The work out here continues.
As far as missionary work is concerned, P. (Lives with A. who got
baptized) is getting baptized on the 15th of December. He is awesome. I went to
a meeting called leadership training for four days. Got a lot of Revelation and
Zimbabwe is the spelling by the way. THAT IS SO SICK!!!!!!! Tell him
congrats. What language is he speaking? When does he leave?
Let me know when others get their calls. I got a letter from Bishop W,
tell him thanks,I'll get a chance to reply to him sometime. Its a little busy
with a new companion. We are planning, hard-working
missionaries. Its great. I am now out of training, and my companion has less
weeks left than I have months left, he is awesome. Elder C, form WA, just north of Portland.
Doing good. Transfers are this Thursday. I am staying. Elder Durrant is
leaving for Harrisonburg 2nd ward District leader. My new companion, Elder
Carlson, I will pick up at transfer meeting on Thursday. He has a bit more
experience, however, even though President doesn't like the term, I am Senior
companion because I know the area. I hope to learn a lot from Elder Carlson. The plan so far in
my mind is to get the area book up and running again. I'll let you know next week
how it goes. He will be coming from the Goochland area, just west of Richmond.
I was thinking, I've been out for almost 4 months now. Just thought I'd
throw that in there. Ya, I heard SLC got some snow, Its not gonna'
snow all that much here. Let me know where all the
other missionaries are going. Who all are working on their papers?
All goes well in the Meadowbrook area-- ( they name our working areas!!).
Yes I have received the cards. Thank you. I will be taking the tape recorder with me,
I need to work on recording more. Yes, conference was amazing, however, being a
missionary and watching conference like that? Words cannot express, literally
how I feel about conference, Sorry :/ As for my "letters home", they are a
combination of my emails and the tapes. P days are too busy to write much, P days are full. Just print and date my emails.
Writing, with a pen, just takes to long. As for recipients, if someone asks how
its going, just let them know. They can read my emails if they wish. The only
personal one will be marked personal to close family. Not to mention
investigators go to fast to e-amil once a week on.
My companion, Elder Durrant and I are doing great. We're here for another
transfer at least. The contacts are really fluffy here, a lot of people just like
to hear about Jesus. We did find a young Chinese college student attending VCU
who is definitely interested in the Gospel. His name is B. He wants to be
religious, growing up in China, he knew there was a God because of the way
people ignored Him there. He's busy, and had to cancel our first appointment
today, but well get to see him sometime.
Other investigators are doing great.
April has been smoke free for a month. (Yes, she just put them down and quit
when she ran out..) she has been smoking since she was 6, she over 50 now. She
took in a man named P. into her apartment. The both are ready for baptism,
they have solid testimonies, were not worried about them. He just needs
government approved housing for his disabilities, and no one in the branch would
take him in. We're hoping someone from the new ward will. They are great. H.
has a baptism date: Nov 3rd. We set him on the second lesson. The Plan of
Salvation made sense and was "true." He has a bring it on attitude to the
Gospel. VERY busy though. Our last three appointments fell through because he
was in Nigeria, then North side Richmond, then Maine. He's hard to get a time set
And the ward getting
redone, our branch got absorbed into a ward. The entire stake took 5 wards and
our branch and made four wards. We now share a ward with another set of
missionaries, our district leader. Our area is predicted to almost triple, so
were getting a car to get to the other side and to church. We'll just take our
bikes on the rack, drive to the other side, and bike and work.
Other than that, not much is going on. I am recording tapes to send home
in which the more of mission stories are on. You can listen to them for FHE. Please keep them recorded and in a box so
I can type them when I get home. We don't have much time to write since p-day is
-Thanks for everything. Talk to you later. Love, Elder Meyerink the
They also had a mission conference so he sent this picture . I found some pictures of the food served at such conferences too on Sister Perry's FB: