Well. I got transferred. I will be going to NC on Thursday. They are shotgunning (moving both missionaries from the area) the elders from the Sandbridge ward. Elder Moffet is going to Newport News with my Ethiopian companion. I am going to the Mount Olive Ward in the Goldsboro stake. It looks like about a 30 minute drive to Raleigh...weird. By the way...the address of the Church is 130 Mormon Church Road. Show that one to A.. I find it AWESOME!
Mission conference. 1st bit. No more backpacks...just our ipad minis, which we'll get soon. 2nd bit. We can't go to the Raleigh temple. President's vision for the Mission is the Book of Mormon. He is going to stress that and the help of the Lord hand in modern technology. His was the first hand to shoot up to volunteering the his Mission during the new mission pres seminar for facebook and mini ipads in the field. So we may be getting facebook access sometime soon.
There will be a transfer van to NC like how I got here. The transfer building/mission office/HQ is the Portsmouth building, 1115 Cherokee Rd Portsmouth Virginia, 23701. And yes, commmunications with the district do well with the phones. I'll try to mention B. to the . family, but keep in mind there are thousands of students at BYU-I. And I think it was a member, not Sister P.
On the 4th of July, we could dress in proselyting clothes, but try not to hold appointments due to people wanting family time. We just spent the day with the members and watched some fireworks in the back yard.Ha ha, i miss the desert heat. It still rains way to much here. Not to mention 104 heat index this week. Hurricane season is coming up too, tell mom not to freak out, it just means lots of rain. Plus, I'll be more inland.
Thanks for the news.
Mom here at home always wondered how they transferred with bikes and bags. The answer is this: The mission owns enclosed trailers into which the missionaries put bags, bike helmets etc. The bikes go in the back of the pick ups which pull the trailer, then the missionaries get into regular "people vans" . These rigs then caravan to each area dropping off or picking up missionaries as the go. Then at the nearest chapel to the new area,the missionaries are met by their new companions. THen they go to the new apartments. So here are some examples of missionaries from the RVM being transferred by pictures from Sister Perry's FB page!! Pretty cool system I think!!