Monday, February 17, 2014

Skunks

This week wasn't especially exciting. We taught all of our normal investigators.

The best lesson this week was with the Less Active Brick family. The Bricks have been members their whole lives, but fell out and got smoking habits and the like, so they never made it to the temple. As we have been working with them, they have overcome basically everything. The only thing holding them back from the temple is tithing; that is the topic of the week for them.

It has rained a few times this week, but has been mostly dry and sunny. Yesterday was gorgeous. It is supposed to start raining again tomorrow. 

In other news, my oil vial shattered at some point in the last few weeks, so I will have to work on obtaining a new one. 

I don't know if I have mentioned this, but our ward is covered by two sets of missionaries. The boundaries are split by the city of Marysville and the city of Linda. Both of our areas are massive, but we only end up working in the populated areas. The Linda elders are Larsen and Christiansen (pronounced Kris-tion-son). Elder Christiansen sleeps with a machete, so that was a fun exchange. 

Also in our district are the Loma Rica elders; Their names are Elder Thomas and Rosalez. 

I have seen more hitchhikers in this city than I have in my entire life. One of the edgy members actually bore his testimony about picking up a hitchhiker. He made all of his money maintaining marijuana plants. He was trying to get to Cedar City to see his girlfriend. There wasn't actually a testimony in there, but it was a good story nonetheless.

There is a lot of roadkill here, especially skunks. Seems like there is a new one every day. That reminds me of home. I never thought the smell of dead skunk would bring back happy memories. 

- Elder Hyde

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