Happy 4th

Happy 4th of July from the nation’s capital! God bless America! I have been looking forward to spending 4th of July here I had heard it was pretty big here, but yesterday the new president called and said they we all had to leave the district for 4th of July and it’s a all day nonproselytizing day, so I am a little sad I won’t get to be in the capital but obviously, the president knows best. So we are going to national harbor today it’s in southern Maryland, we actually spent the night here at some other elders house in Maryland, they didn’t

even want us to sleep in the district. Today should be fun tho we are with quite a few elders. This month our mission added another zone so we now cover Annapolis zone and they ended up just leaving the Baltimore missionaries their so all those missionaries just got reassigned missions that are crazy. That zone goes all the way up to Baltimore, so maybe someday I could serve In the Baltimore area our mission got like 33% bigger we went from 120 missionaries to 160. Also this week president Johnson official took over. This last week has been a pretty good week, on Tuesday we ran into this lady on the metro named Tina and she was super interested and we met with her 3 days this week and she was supposed to come to this bbq that the Ward had in Saturday for the 4th but the lady that was supposed to give her a ride fell through and she was a little mad she thought she was gonna come and then got left but she finally forgave us and came to church on Sunday and really enjoyed it, it’s been incredible to see how fast her testimony of the Book of Mormon grew, and how she can already see the effect on her life! She is excited to be baptized on July 24th so hopefully, that will stick. We have also been working with a guy named Darrell and it’s been kinda tuff neither of his phones work so we just have to stop at his house randomly all the time, he’s really excited about it, all but is also really flaky and tough to work with. Yesterday we went to pick him up for church with a member and he answered the door and said he was couldn’t go he’s really off and on again, he

definitely had a testimony the advisory is just pulling him every which way and making it tuff. We are also working a lot with a guy named Charles he is a really interesting guy he’s super cool and he has such strong faith in Christ it is awesome to have lessons with him he has come to church twice and has really liked the difference from his Baptist church, he’s really liked how quite our church is and we probably have one of the most vocal wards during meetings. Oh the highlight of my week was at the ward bbq they were playing this line dancing music and some and elder Jenks hope in and so we are just like dancing with a ton of black people and then after two ladies come up to us and compliment our dancing haha so that was a lot of fun. We have been playing a lot of basketball and just all sorts of sports with kids on the street this week, there has been a lot more people out now that’s it’s summer so that has been a lot of fun. This week has been pretty crazy with gunshots and fireworks, like all day every day you can hear explosions and shots and see fireworks going up like all night so that’s been pretty wild the kids here are crazy too they all shoot fireworks at each other haha so I am excited for this weekend to be over. Not much else is going on things are good here I am really enjoying the mission I know it is the place for me to be.

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