Andrew's Address

Elder Andrew Reay
2250 Meadow Glade Ln.
Apt. 1
Memphis, TN 38134

Elder Andrew Reay
Arkansas Little Rock Mission
905 Kierre Drive
North Little Rock, AR 72216-3709

Monday, June 22, 2015

The end is near....maybe.

Hello! Hope everyone had a great Father's Day weekend, and that not everyone got ties and power tools. :P
This week was pretty good! We didn't find oodles of people like last week, but we did a lot of good stuff! Monday we had a FHE at the R house with all the young single adults (yes, we were invited) and had a good lesson there about missionary work and all the awesomeness it is. 
Tuesday we had district meeting, and then did exchanges! Elder Croft came to my area, and we had a  pretty good day. We met a college kid named K that had met the missionaries in Conway and gave them her info. We had a good talk, played with some kittens (her cat randomly had 7) and then moved on. We went to Conversations, and had fun drawing pictures of each other. Then we went out to Q's house, and had a good lesson with him and his family. After that we went to the A family to have dinner, and I had quite possibly the best barbecue I have ever had in my life. Then we went over to the G's house.  They are recent converts who recently moved here. We went over and got to know them better, and had a great talk. 
Wednesday we got off exchanges at Five Guys (its the only fast food Zickella can eat) and then went about our day. We saw D and met a few people, but that was really it. OH and we had dinner with the S's again. They told us a lot about their mission and all they did. They served in California in a foreign-speaking ward. 
Thursday was also fairly uneventful teaching-wise. A lot of the people that we met last week weren't home, so it kinda killed it. We did get to see T again and read in the Book of Mormon with her! Also we got back in contact with F and N, who we stopped teaching a while ago because they weren't keeping any commitments. Well, now they want us to come back! Anyway, we grabbed a quick dinner and then went to basketball. It was fun, we had some more new people show up. I did jam my pinkie though. It still hurts. but eh it was still great. 
Friday we planned a lot of walking around. It also happened to rain for most of the day. I guess a tropical storm or something hit Texas? Whatever it was, we got that on Friday. It was still good though. I found out my umbrella isn't really that waterproof now, and we met some cool people, which is great! Then we had dinner at the R. They had a family friend over, this guy from South Africa who had been a teacher at ASU. He was a RIOT. New phrase I will forever use for food: "Well! that went down faster than a homesick mole!" Say that in a British-ish accent. It was fantastic. But he lives in Boston, so I'll have to have Sister Alexander find him. :P
Saturday we had planned out pretty well. We had Bro. A go with us to visit with D. That went extrememly well! They got along, and he learned a lot. Then we went out with the Ms to go see some people,  but they weren't home so we went to see T instead. She told us she wouldn't be able to make it to church this week, but next week for sure! Then we tried Q, but he wasn't home. 
Sunday started off pretty stressful. All of us missionaries were going to do a special musical number with about 20 minutes of practice. Not my favorite thing to do. Luckily, there were a lot of speakers scheduled so we got pushed to next week. After church they had a going away party for some members who had lived here for 30+ years, and then President Wakolo came up and did interviews with us. I guess he figured out how long I've been up here! When I confirmed I'd been here 7.5 months (I know, right? time flies), he said, "Well, I'd say it's time to go, wouldn't you?"  I didn't want to admit it, but all of a sudden I agreed. So yeah, barring any random last minute change, this is my last week in Jonesboro! It's nice, usually I wouldn't get this much warning. So if you have letters/packages/stuff you want to send, send it to the mission address:

Elder Andrew Reay 
905 Kierre Drive
North Little Rock, AR 72116
Or just send it after I send my new address. 
Anyway, the rest of the day was all right. We got to talk to this one guy we had found at the beginning of the transfer, and he was pretty cool. He kept calling me "Guerro" (which is the equivalent of the slang "Cracker" in Spanish) instead of my name. I get it a lot though. #gingerprobs Then we had dinner at the Bs, which was fantastic. 

And thus begins my last week in Jonesboro! I'll keep working hard, though.  Love you guys a TON!

Elder Reay and Elder Reay - one mind and one heart

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