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Monday, March 7, 2016

Week 70

It has been seventy weeks already? I guess it is better that it is seventy than a hundred because if it were a hundred there would been only have four more weeks left. It is starting to get warm up here. From what I heard, it is normally mid-forties here, but it has been fifties or sixties. We might be able to take our sweaters off for a little bit this coming week because it is forecasted to be over seventy and we don't have to wear sweaters when it is over seventy.

First something cool that happened that also is sad. When we were walking around on Friday, a couple of A-10's flew over head. That is the cool part. The sad part is that I didn't get a picture of it. By the time I thought about taking a picture, they were already too far way to take a picture of them. A similar thing happened when I was in Linwood. An F-16 landed right in front of me, and I didn't think to grab my camera until his wingman also landed right in front of me. I just wish I got those pictures because they would have been awesome to have.

Last Monday, Brother Dayton took Elder Crowther and me out to see an old 17th century church. It is out in the countryside, and it is really peaceful. I personally just sat on an outside bench. I could just take in the landscape for hours is was so beautiful. It is right on a river so it has a beautiful landscape. He also took us to other places in Dorchester County. It was all very beautiful, amazing what it is like when you get away from where humans have built things and changed what was originally there.

Ok my funny, and somewhat confusing, story of the week. We were walking around a rougher part of Cambridge, and this man stopped us and asked us what we were doing. We told him that we are missionaries and that we going around sharing the Word. We told him a little bit of the foundation of the restoration. We had to go somewhere else and tried to leave, but he still wanted to talk to us so he wouldn't let us leave. He pretty much dragged us to a laundromat down the street where he "introduced" us to a couple of his friends. Elder Crowther started a conversation with this man’s friends while I continued the conversation with him. I was trying to explain why the family is the most important social unit, but somehow he twisted my words in his head. He then said we were trying to be like Hitler, and then said something that we are trying to get everyone under one family and it offended him. I am still confused how he connected strengthen the family so communities will be strengthened to Hitler and what he did. It probably has to do with the fact that he was drunk. We wished him a good day and continued to where we were going.

Elder Bjerregaard

A picture from Michael's last area (Woodstown).

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