Tuesday, 26 May 2015

The One Where Most Things Go Wrong but Some Things Go Right

So this week was transfers. I'll give the basic rundown of information. So I left Lenoir in Sister D's Van Big Red with Elder Gardner and the Sisters. We got to Charlotte and I found out that I would be heading to Albermarle in the Charlotte Central Stake with Elder Ashcroft. He is from Mesa Arizona. He came out in the transfer that I did and we replaced a set of Sisters that were previously in that area. Albermarle is the largest geographical area in the mission, about 60 miles from the furthest north to furthest south and about 40 miles across! Our apartment is so nice! It's bigger than the one the other Elders in our area have, and has two bathrooms. It was fairly clean when we got there, only minor wall scrubbing required today. There were some drainage problems in my shower and in one of the sinks. So a bit of drain-o and that should fix that problem.

The Albermarle area has a lot of Hmong people in the ward. They are a tribe that originated from China, they were persecuted and kicked out of China and a lot went to Laos, Vietnam, and Thailand. They are such wonderful people and always feed the missionaries well. Plus we get a lot of leftovers which is great.

This week was full of a lot of just figuring everything out. We walked into a reach pool of nearly nothing since the Sisters just had a sweep of baptisms. It's been a bit tricky getting anything done since we lost our car for the week. You can tell I was really impressed with that. Also, all of the people we met to set up appointments with would call thirty minutes before to cancel. Every single team up we had either cancelled or the people we tried to see weren't home.  But other than that we have seen a bit of success.

We don't really have any investigators right now. We were told that we were responsible for making sure the recent converts stay active. But that pretty hard when we don't have a car to go see them! But everything will work out.
The other missionaries in our area are wonderful! They are very kind and helpful to us since we are just getting our feet on the ground in the area. I wish there were more things to talk about this week but there wasn't really much happening for is right now. Hopefully I'll have a lot more to talk about. We have a mission conference tomorrow with two other zones.

We went disc golden today with a returning member Kyle. It was a lot of fun. It was someone who Elder Dortch worked with a lot when he was here. He's a great guy, a lot of fun. I'm actually pretty good a disc golf. Some other people, not so much, there was about twenty minutes spent searching through the forest to try and find discs.

Hope you have a great week this week!

Love you!
Elder Galvin


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