Monday, April 14, 2014

"Our flat smells like boiled head and bad air freshener..."

Elder Lusty's view of our district...kind of creepy!
(Elder Dyck, Me, Elder Lusty and Elder Gull)

Heck man, what's up with everyone getting married? I'm excited for Alyssa. She emailed her invitation this last week, and Mikey sent me a copy of his as well. It's just weird, still, thinking that so many of my friends will be married by the time I get home...

Weather's warming up beautifully. It's supposed to hit 20 C (about 70 F) this week, which means it'll be beautiful. It's been sunny and warm, and everyone's out on the weekends. Elder Gull and I were sitting on the bridge yesterday watching a group of people playing Cricket in the park. We still can't figure out the rules.

A beautiful lake up in Petersfield.
Work's still going well. It was a bit slower this week, as we spent a good amount of time sorting out the area book. It's been a bit messed up for a while now, so we went through and took out absolutely everything that was of no use to us. Now we can actually update it regularly without having to re-sort it out every evening.

I had to do my first baptismal interview last week for Chichester's investigator Katie. It was a great experience. She was brought to church by her friend Josie last November, and she's been working with the missionaries since January-ish. Absolutely prepared, which is so wonderful. I asked her towards the end of the interview if she felt like she was ready to be baptized, and she said, "Yeah, I definitely do. But I feel more ready to actually just be a member of the church." She and Joss both are fantastic additions to the ward that are already beginning to build it powerfully. It's really good to see.

The baptism this weekend went off without (much) of a hitch. the only problem was the dodgy television set that won't play our DVDs. Oh well. We just pulled out an old church movie of Wilford Woodruff's conversion, which worked just fine.

Transfers are next week, as this has only been a five-week transfer. I think that I'll probably be moving on (for real this time). I'm going to be sad if I have to leave Chichester ward behind, but I'm happy to do what the Lord will have me do. Elder Hayes is in Kennington already, and his companion (Elder Aichele) is going home this transfer, so maybe there'll be a spot for me. Whatever happens, I'm happy to do it.

As a side note... I think I mentioned it, but the Chichester elders picked up a dead fox that got hit on the side of the road... And they skinned it out... And now they're having Elder Gull bleach out the skull. So, our flat smells beautifully like boiled head and bad air freshener... Yeah.

Elder Gull getting the fox ready for the Chichester elders.

And, as another sidebar, I've actually been thinking a bit about my career when I get home. I was talking with someone on the bus on Saturday about how I might be going for Chemical Engineering, and another man piped in saying, "Well, you'll always be poor!" He himself was a Chemical Engineer, and a lot of what he was saying about it didn't sound my favorite. And Civil Engineering as well doesn't hold the same shine anymore. I mean, I love math, and the ingenuity of engineering, but I don't know. I think if I do go the root of engineering, I'll be shooting more for architecture. But, anyway, all that combined with that Elaine Bradley "I'm a Mormon" just made me more desirous to perform. I don't know. I'll probably keep to Dad's advice: "Work on your engineering degree, start a band, and do that on the side. And if you end up like U2, then wonderful. If not, then you'll still be able to provide for yourself and your family." (I'm sure this won't be the last plan we hear from him...)

Elder Gull's burning socks.

Anyway, Love you guys.

- Elder Green

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