21 February 2012

New Mission President

We had a really slow week this week until Friday. I went on exchange to Monroe and while I was gone, Elder Thomas and Elder Peterson found a new investigator and got four other lessons. So good things happening there.

Here's the new Transfer Schedule.

2012February 29
April 11
May 23
*June 27
**Aug 15
Sept 26

Nov 7

Dec 19

'course, I'll be home before the last one, but hey. whatever.

Here's a bio on the new mission President:
Rebecca L. and Ronald L. Craven
Ronald Lunt Craven, 54, and Rebecca Lynn Mitchell Craven, five children, Park Ward, Centerville Utah North Stake. Brother Craven serves as a stake missionary preparation instructor and a high priest group instructor and is a former counselor in a stake presidency, stake clerk, stake executive secretary, high councilor, counselor in a bishopric, counselor in a Provo MTC branch presidency and missionary in the England London and England London South missions. Senior partner/project manager, The Boyer Company. Born in Provo, Utah, to Rulon Gerald and Donna Lee Lunt Craven.
Sister Craven serves as a Sunday School teacher and is a former stake missionary, Young Women president, Relief Society president, Young Women adviser, Relief Society instructor and Cub Scout leader. Born in Chardon, Ohio, to Corless Walter and Linda Louise Kazsuk Mitchell.

So, yeah. good stuff.

Found out that we're getting a Visa Waiter in Weddington. I'll be responsible for training him while he's here. Yikes?

Zone conference is tomorrow, should be good fun. Take care of yourself.

Elder Brown

13 February 2012

Got our ears lowered

This week was a bottom-of-the-bucket week. We didn't have a whole lot of success, although we did get some potential investigators that actually have potential. So could be a better week this week. We talked to one lady from south Carolina who was really interested but is moving back soon.
In other news, right after I emailed last week we went and got our ears lowered. Poor Elder Thomas got a lady who read some anti book and asked him every question on the list. He also lost most of his hair. b=But he still looks good with a millitary cut. 
Love, Elder Brown

06 February 2012

Experimental Dinner

Not so good this week. We lost our best investigator and her two potential baptismal date children. :( Otherwise, we could have actually reached Baptismal Date and Sacrament Meeting goals. Oh well. Onward.

I do have one fun story:
We went to a member's house for dinner on Thursday. Brother Coombs welcomed us in  and we walked into the kitchen. There was a kinda funny smell but I didn't think much of it (a lot of places smell funny to me). He mentioned that we were going to have an experimental dish that evening, since his wife was out of town. Hoo boy. Well, there was this big white thing in a pot on the stove, and Brother Coombs started talking about this African chap who told him this was a delicious thing to eat and you boil it, skin it, fry it, and eat it. At this point, we were starting to get a little concerned. After a few more minutes of conversation I realized what it was. Cow tongue. I've never seen a cow's tongue outside of a cow before. That was quite an experience.
It tastes like beef, only less so, and there's a lot of fat and gristle on the bottom part of the tongue. I ate a good portion of mine, but let's just say their dog and I are friends now. :D
I hope all is going well. Best regards to everyone!
Elder Joshua Brown