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December 11 2017

Hola Hermanos! Como esta? Esta lloviendo hielo! I forgot how to say snowing. It’s funny, Spanish people in canton have a real specific way of saying stuff, it’s always like holarmano, comoeta? Igualmene. Anywho, it snowed! Like a ton for Georgia, 8 inches. A bunch of places lost power, and we were grounded from using cars. So we made a snowman, and a snow dog. I made the snow dog, and I’m unapologetically proud of it.
First, transfer news... no transfer! I’m staying in canton for 7.5 months! I definitely have the record for the least amount of companions, and areas too. I’m in the running for the 4 area Elder, which hasn’t happened to anyone in living memory. I’ll tell you about our week. Our top investigator is still probably Mercy. Unfortunately we weren’t able to teach her this week, because of the ice and snow. It was a shame, but we’ve kept in contact and she seems still good. Sunday was a good day, I’ll tell you about it. We started by tracting because church got cancelled, and we …

December 4 2017

Hey guys, how’s it going? I can’t believe it’s December. I’m also in the same zone as when I started, so this is bringing back a bunch of fond memories of last Christmas time. Gosh I love Christmas, and I love lighting the world. Two years in a row!
I’ll tell you all what happened. So first crazy news, Elder Weatherford B Clayton from the 1st quorum of the seventy came and visited us! We had another zone conference, and he spoke, it was really cool. He also sat by us at lunch, but nbd, I just got to chat with a general authority. It turns out they have to wear suits literally everywhere, he said even to the gym.  So our top investigator is a new investigator. Her name is Mercy. She was a referral when me and Elder Roberts were together last August. She kept saying she was too busy to meet and then she randomly emailed us on Thursday and said “hey, I’m not busy anymore, come teach me tomorrow”.  We taught her and it turns out she met with missionaries in the Philippines for like 6 months…

Nov 27th 2017

Good day, how are you? Happy tardy thanksgiving. Was the food tasty? Ours sure was, we had a delicious time here, and also a pretty dagum good week. I’ll just tell you all about it! I'll just give you an update on Karen and Erin and Jeff. So Erin and Jeff are just waiting and working on quitting vaping. We have been thinking about letting the ward take control here, because were basically done with the missionary lessons and they need regular visits, but we're not sure it needs to be us. Karen has had bronchitis for the last three weeks. I though it was fishy, but we dropped off some cookies on thanksgiving and we saw here and she was still sick. I guess being old takes a while to get over stuff like that. Anyways, we haven't really been working with them as much, but they’re still around, and I think they'll still get baptized. We have a couple new families I'm excited about. 
I think thanksgiving was a highlight for me this week. We were able to use it much more e…

Nov 21 2017

Hey guys! It’s your pal, Elder Roach! How’s it going? We’ve had a crazy week here, I’ll tell you all about it!
The most amazing thing was I got to go with a woman that was baptized in my first area go through the temple on Wednesday. It was so amazing, that’s what missionary work is all about. I really don’t know how to describe it, it was amazing, and afterwards we went and got some fancy burgers! Pretty much the perfect day. That was the main highlight for this week, we actually ate at two trendy restaurants, took a bunch of selfies, and ate fancy food. There was a baptism in our ward for a woman named rose, we hung out with a crazy but nice less active member, and got some pictures there. Lots of pictures this week. We also taught a chastity lesson over text, and also, we saw a lot of nudity this week. I won’t get into the details, but there was at least one per day. The devil is trying to sift us! I walked on stilts, I stomped the devil with a crazy black guy, I contacted a group of…

Nov 13 2017

Hello.
How’s everyone’s weeks been? Mines been a good one. I forgot to mention last week, but there are two other elders living with us now, they’re in the area next to mine. Our district is huge now, we got the biggest in the mission. So basically, every night has been a party. It’s been fun. So this week we had some fun experiences this week.  We had a pretty cool one. So we were tracting one day, and we had a few options. We could have gone to a store, or to a lesson or some other random activity, and as we were leaving, I felt weird. I felt like we were not supposed to leave yet. So we turned around and went back and started up again. We talked to two teenagers, they were semi interested. They called me sir, so that made me feel good about myself. Then we met some people watching a Georgia game, so they were too busy to help, and as we were walking away we heard someone say “missionaries!” We turned around and this guy and his son were going somewhere, and it turned out he was act…

Nov 6 2017

Hey pals, how is it going? I had a great week! My new comp is Elder Baird. Elder Baird is doing very well. He’s really had no problem with the work, he was a little nervous, but man, this guy is super mature. He acts like a grown man, it’s really nice. He’s not experiencing a lot of stress and he’s adapting to the missionary schedule really fast. He seems like the kind of guy who could lead out the area after his first transfer. Our top investigator is probably Karen. She received word from her doctor that she needs to go back in for further examination, so she wasn’t able to be baptized this Saturday. It’s been a while now, and I’m worried about her a little, but every time we see her she says she would be baptized and she wants to be baptized and she’s “not losing her faith”. I think we should just try to guard against anti with her, talk about the temple and whatnot. I think my favorite experience from this week was when we found Sara. We were just knocking doors, and this one woman …

October 30th

So family, so friends, it’s been another week. I had a crazy week this week. But first, transfer news! Elder Roberts is out! He’s off to the boonies aka Monroe Georgia. I’m not sure who I’m getting, I haven’t met him yet, but he’s going to be a brand new fella straight off the farm. Oh and also another set of elders will be living with us now, so that cool. 
Oh and president is still throwin curveballs, he called two sister aps this transfer. Go figure. So what happened this week? I went to Jasper, we had interviews with president Marsh, we had a lesson where this little toddler decided to go streaking in the middle of the lesson, went to another meeting, went to a ward Halloween party where I got handcuffed, went and visited a baptist church, got kicked out of some apartments, and sat around trying to help someone move. Seriously, we spent way to much of this week not doing missionary work. Too many meetings and stuff. We did have a pretty cool miracle, we talked to this one guy name…