Thank you for all of your Emails, letters and prayers! I've been lifted up from your wise (some of your words are wise ;) ), words of wisdom. :) Please forgive me if I'm not able to answer all of your letters and Emails. I'll try my best to reply to every one.
For those of you who don't have my mailing address, it's:
524 Lyngate Ct
Burke, VA 22015
I think It's on my FB page.
Anyway, I'm doing really great in Virginia. I'm surviving off of quesedillas (minus the cheese, I'm still trying to find the perfect cheese to tortilla ratio), PB&J sandwiches, and cereal. Oh! and I had french toast once, it was great.
I'm currently in Reston, a town pretty close to the patomac river. There're lots of apartment complexes, towne houses, and mansions. The people here aren't very receptive to our message. Even if they're referrals from ward members. It's tough to find people who aren't already very well off or who have their own religion they're comfortable with. For the most part, my companions and I (Elders Raban and Giles), are knocking lots of doors. Our area doesn't have a car, so we're biking in the Hot Hot Heat (great band) every day. It's good for my skin to sweat this much, I'm sure.
We talked with this one man named Danz, who's from Mobile Alabama. He's a very successful accountant for a large firm. When he introduced himself to us at the door, he handed us his business card. He's been having discussions with the missionaries for years (since 2011) and he still hasn't been baptized. He moved away for a while, so the missionaries lost contact with him. We stumbled across him while trakting in an apartment complex. We've had two discussions with him, and each of them were based on the Book of Mormon. But the majority of the lesson was getting to know where he is spiritually, so we can start from where he left off. Danz knows that Joseph Smith is a prophet, and we've invited him to read the BOM and ask if it's true. Hopefully he'll receive a witness before our next meeting. Danz is gettin' wet!
Anyway, thank you once again for all of your Emails! I'll try my best to find time to reply to all of you!
Love you all!