Monday, August 20, 2012


20 August 2012

Dear Homefront,
Well, transfer calls came through last night.  Lock and load for round 6 in Hopewell!  More good news is that Elder Huntzinger is staying as well and we're getting a third man.  His name's Elder Clawson.  I don't personally know him but we'll see how he is on Thursday.
This past week has been good.  The work here has really started to turn around and we have investigators just popping out of the woodwork.  Not all of them are solid, but we're just happy to have the work.  We've also been working closely with a few members of the Ward Council such as our new Relief Society president and the Ward Clerk to hunt down information and to act as their blood hounds if they have anyone they're worried about or haven't been able to make contact with.
We had a Zone conference on Wednesday with the Midlothian Zone.  President and Sister Perry as well as the Assistants trained on different subjects such as working with the Ward Leadership (ch 13 in PMG), bettering our companionship inventories, and working through difficulties.  It was a change in pace as it seems that the entire last month of Zone and District meetings have been on obedience.
Following the conference, I went on exchanges with Elder Hopkins and Elder Richardson and we worked in Petersburg.  Interesting news, Elder Richardson went to AF High.  So that was an interesting time.  The highlights of that exchange are that I found a set of ACU's that fit me perfectly in the Petersburg apartment.  Elder Richardson said they'd been there since before him so they are now mine ;) (premonition of the future?).
The other main highlight is that since Elder Richardson's companion had finished his mission and gone home, he was working with the Colonial Heights Elders.  Well, they'd forgotten to get a visitors pass for their car which they left parked outside the Petersburg apartment.  Long story short, it got towed which ended our exchange with a quick scramble to have all of us (because none of us could be left alone) squeeze into one car and race to the impound lot to bail out their car ... That's a bit of a hit on an Elder's pocket-book.
Other than that, it's just work as usual.  I hope all's going well for all of you.  Stay safe.
With love,
-Elder John Y. Roberts

PS:  It was somewhere on one of dad's lines I think but don't quote me on that.  I put it in the "family tree" view and just extended out the topmost four lines that would go.  When one line would run out, I would go back, collapse it, and extend the next one.  No clue on who put it in but next time I get a chance I'll look and see if I can figure it out.

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