The Field Is White

The Field Is White
Doctrine & Covenants 4:4

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Fayetteville - A Fresh New Start!

April 14, 2014
Just got to the library.  This last week was pretty good.  In this area, we actually do a lot of Tracting.  I don't mind it cause it helps me build up the courage to just talk to people.  A typical day in Fayetteville for me so far is getting up!  Going to the gym at 6 working out until 7, get back, clean up, start our studies!  and then we either come to the library and do our online proselyting or take an early lunch then come do Facebook and then go find a new neighborhood that we haven't knocked in yet and tract in there for a little bit and then go stop by some formers or prospective elders.  Then about that time depending if we are getting fed dinner by a member or not, we head back home to eat or get picked up.  After dinner we usually have an appointment with an investigator, we teach them, then we go back home, plan for the next day, get some good sleep (hopefully) then we wake up and repeat!
We have two investigators with a baptismal date right now.  One has had a pretty rough past, but he is progressing really well!  He is just having a bit of a challenge with quitting smoking.  I cannot begin to understand how hard it must be to quit. He said he's been smoking since he was young, but he is a pretty solid investigator. He actually invited one of his friends, to take the discussions! So we have started teaching her.  We have another AMAZING investigator.  He is only 19 and he really does think and ponder about what we are teaching him. He comes to the discussions with questions, he prays and reads the scriptures!  I don't think we could ask for a better investigator!  He is so awesome.  He is living with one of the families in the ward, he is in the Army and has been for about 4-5 months. He works with the father of the family and they finally ended up asking if he was interested in learning more about the LDS religion.  I love being a missionary!  I love being in Fayetteville!  I am so excited for this new start! 
Love ya!
Elder Beach

This was a while ago. I just haven't had a chance to send it yet.

Activity Zone Conference!  I got to see Elder Buckner!  

And some other friends.  I don’t know the missionary in the green shirt, 
he just decided to hop in on the picture.

 So we helped someone move yesterday.  I saw the hat and put it on 
while we were moving him, later on he said I could have it!

I don't know why I haven't gotten a cowboy hat sooner! 

Momma Beach emailed E.Beach about our upcoming and much anticipated Annual Ward Lip Sync!  This is a fun activity that our Ward has been doing for a couple of decades!  Everyone looks forward to it!  Most of the Auxillaries participate from The Primary, YW & YM & Relief Society.  This year, the Relief Society will be doing Fresh Prince of Bel Air!.  At our first practice, several of us kept rappin’ the song and our RS President kept asking how we knew the song?  (Now let’s face it, if you were raised right, no matter your age, you probably can repeat a portion of this iconic TV theme song, right?)  The President is in her early 40’s.  One of the other participants said, “Oh, if you were in your 30’s you’d know the song.” Ha! Ha! (I just kept quiet, since I’m clearly not still in my 30’s)
I related the story to Elder Beach and he immediately sent this reply:
iiiiiin West Philadelphia born and raised on the playground is where I spent most of my days, Chillin’ out, Maxin', Relaxin' all cool, and shootin some B-Ball outside of the school when a couple of guys who were up to no good, Started makin’ trouble in my neighborhood. I got in one little fight and my mom got scared and said you're moving in with your auntie and uncle in a town called Bel-Air. 
I begged and pleaded with her day after day. But she packed my suit case and sent me on my way. She gave me a kiss and then she gave me my ticket.  I put my Walkman on and said, I might as well kick it'.
First class, yo this is bad!  Drinking orange juice out of a champagne glass!  Is this what the people of Bel-Air living like?  Hmmmmm this might be alright! But wait I hear they're prissy, bourgeois, all that. Is this the type of place that they just send this cool cat? I don't think so. I'll see when I get there. I hope they're prepared for the prince of Bel-Air!
Well, the plane landed and when I came out. There was a dude who looked like a cop standing there with my name out.  I ain't trying to get arrested yet, I just got here. I sprang with the quickness like lightning, disappeared.  I whistled for a cab and when it came near the license plate said “fresh” and it had dice in the mirror. If anything I could say that this cab was rare, But I thought 'Nah, forget it' - 'Yo, home to Bel Air'. I pulled up to the house about 7 or 8. And I yelled to the cabbie 'Yo homie smell ya later'. I looked at my kingdom. I was finally there to sit on my throne as the Prince of Bel Air!
His next email said, “So then does that mean I am old if I know the words? ;)
My reply:  “Ha ha! No. That means you are totally COOL!”


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