Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Vic Fitzgerald and the bloody napkin

Hey Ya'll! 

Things in Danville are going great! I apologize for not giving enough details in my previous emails, it's really hard to type out long emails on the iPad so the keyboard will really help. But now I'll answer all of mom's questions!

The first night in the mission home they fed us dinner and then sent us to bed. Haha, it wasn't super exciting. We'd all been up since 2 am so everyone was way tired and I'm pretty sure I was out by 8:30. All the elders stayed at the assistant's apartment and the sisters stayed at the mission home. I haven't really had the chance to meet my mission president and his wife since there were 13 of us greenies and we were only with them for a few hours, but they seem really nice! Elder Clarke is super chill. He likes to play basketball and has a really good understanding of the scriptures so we've had some pretty cool deep doctrinal conversations. He's from Huntington Beach California which is pretty close to San Clemente. On P day we usually just relax and play basketball but today we're going down to Greensboro for a zone cook out. The members occasionally feed us dinner but we mostly just cook our own meals, all though a few times we've gotten lazy and gone to Bojangles. We mostly make chicken and rice with peppers and sauce. I have lost like 5 pounds though which sucks because I want to be gaining weight.  I'm eating a decent amount of fruits and veggies but I've been told it's a good idea for missionaries to eat vitamins so they get everything they need.  Any suggestions on which ones I should buy? We don't really knock doors unless the Spirit prompts us to a specific door. We mostly just contact previous investigators, inactive members, and part member families. Member referrals are like our favorite thing ever though, but it doesn't happen very often. Our ward is much smaller than Cline Falls, it reminds me a lot of Madras. We cover the Danville ward along with a set of sisters. 

Funny story: we were out tracking looking for a former investigator by the name of Vic Fitzgerald. When we got to his house there was an old man chillin' on the porch, a common sight in Danville. We asked if his name was Vic. He didn't reply and just stared at us, so we walked a little closer and asked agin if he was Vic but he just stared at us. It was kinda creepy. Eventually we were up right next to him and we asked again and he let out this strange grunt that sounded somewhat like the word "what?"  And we said a little louder "Are you Vic?" He put his hand up to his ear so my companion yells "ARE YOU VIC?" And it takes like 39 seconds for him to process what we just said and then he grunts, like a legit grunt,  "what's a Vic?".   My companion then points at the door and yells "DOES VIC LIVE HERE?"  And the old man grunts "what?"  At this point I'm just trying not to laugh as my companion says all right, have a nice day. Honestly I'm not sure why we didn't teach him about the restoration right then and there.  Also the guy had a napkin in his hand covered in blood. 

Anyways, thank ya'll for the emails! A couple of you have said sorry that they're long but honestly the longer the better because I love hearing from ya'll! 

If you have anymore questions about what's going on here just let me know! I miss ya'll so much and hope yins have a fantastic week!

Elder Earnest
2 Corinthians5:7

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