Bike week has come and gone, but another one is just around the corner! There is no greater glory than Bike Week. We have a car for two weeks and then bike for a week and that pattern repeats. West Memphis is WAY too big for two missionaries to cover with the limitations we have on driving miles and the time commitment need to bike. Wyne, for example, is a place in our area, but it is an HOUR drive away. Even if we did, no one is willing to drive an hour to church and an hour back, so a ton of people there are just inactive. We meet a lot of people on the bike, but that hasn't really stopped since we got the car back.
We recently got in with two families! The H***'s and the S****'s. Before we left the S*** home I did the magic horseshoe trick, one of the girls there gasped when it was their card.
The end of the month we plan on baptizing J***., husband to a member for a long time who has finally decided to join. Also M**** and A****, their niece.
I still need to figure out how I'm going to send pictures...Eh, I'll get around to it. That okay Mom?
The strangest thing that has happened to us happened last week, I forgot to mention it somehow, but I'm not telling that story here. It will have to wait.
What I can tell you is the coolest meal we got was from Sister K****. She doesn't have time or something to have us over, so she brought us dinner when she came to church to put in the fridge and for us to heat up later. Some baked chicken, beans, cookies, BBQ sauce and delicious Hot Wings. I miss Hot Wings.
Going to bed by 10pm hasn't been too difficult, and I don't have much trouble rising early. It's staying awake for a full day of activity, that's the real challenge. Our days are often packed, even when they are not. Always someplace to go, someone to see and something to teach and ALWAYS something to learn.
Best of luck to Jered as he prepares for his mission.
- Elder North