Monday, August 27, 2012

Glen Allen

Hey Everybody!                                                        27 August 2012

I'm in a real nice small apartment. It's tiny, haha! I feel like I can reach to the stove from my bed! It's all good!

As I came in (to this area) we don't have any investigators; but two potential baptisms! So we're getting to work and hopefully getting things done.

My bed is super comfy and I pass out almost as soon as my head hits the pillow.

I am really impressed with our ward. It's between the sizes of Norfolk (small) and Portsmouth (large). Our ward mission leader is the man! We're planning some new finding activities for our ward on a monthly basis for us to help find new people.

Also, I'm right next to downtown Richmond; our zone leaders and the other missionaries in our District live downtown so we'll usually go there every now and then. It's really nice to see a nice big city. It's much bigger than Norfolk and much taller buildings.

So my area has tons of hills and what I mean by tons is an understatement. I'm using 1-4 gears a lot as opposed to the usual 2-6 gears! Haha! Today I cleaned my chain and gears and got ready for my new area. Things are running very nicely and quiet too. As far as my bike's working fine!

It's good to hear that Owen and Aidon are doing great! Good to hear they are on bikes. Haha! I hope to ride with them when I return home. Hopefully, I'll be able to ship my bike after my mission.

Lately I've been reading "Jesus the Christ" and it's been really interesting the similarities between Christ's time and ours. Of course, it's a pattern today that we're in. With war and political parties and with different religions. The chapter I just finished was about the "The Meridian of Time" and I'll be continuing on from there. Mainly this chapter just explained the time and place that Christ was in just before his birth and during his ministry.

Also, my companion's name is Elder Herron. He's from Utah and he's the man! There is stress too but not the kind I've had in the past 7 months....but it's all good!

I love my mission and I am stoked to hopefully finish here in Glen Allen.

Love y'all!

Elder Richards

Virginia Richmond Mission
The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter Dat Saints