Monday, July 9, 2012


9 July 2012

Dear Homefront,
Well, good news.  I'm staying in Hopewell for yet another round.  Elder Huntzinger is staying as well, but unfortunately we didn't get another Elder.  I guess we're still short of manpower.
The past week has been rough.  I just haven't felt tired at bedtime and then I've been waking up tired in the mornings and sometimes just waking up all through the night.  Oh well, I guess.  Probably just a cycle that'll work itself out soon enough.  The 4th was fun.  We had a no proselyting day so we were able to enjoy a quiet day.  Sister Johnson invited us over for a cookout and her boys lit off some fireworks.
Then Saturday we helped a member replace the carpet in one of their rooms.  I'm just turning into a regular little handy-man learning all this stuff about replacing toilets, carpet, making small repairs.  It's fun to get out of the suit every once in a while and get down and dirty working with one's hands.
The rest of the week has been pretty mundane and work as usual.  Yesterday, in an effort to jumpstart our area, we hosted a district blitz so the Elders from Colonial Heights and Chesterfield all came down and we tracted out some different sections of our area.  We got a couple potentials, nothing solid but it's a lot better than what we've had up until now.  President Perry has set out the vision of every companionship baptizing this month so we'll see what we can do.  If the Lord wants it to happen, it'll happen.  Until then, we'll just keep working like we always do.
I hope all's well for you.  I love you all.
-Elder John Y. Roberts

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