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Monday, June 20, 2016

week 85

To answer the question I am sure that most of you have is Elder Allred and I are leaving. It is strange leaving after being here for almost four and a half months, but I know that it is time to go to another part of the mission and give my service there. I do hope that it will be my last time being transferred on my mission, but I will go wherever the Lord wants me to go.

The mission president, President Anderson, is closing some areas temporarily because he wants more of the sisters around the temple for the tours and dedication. So that means we don’t know if we are going to be replaced right away or not.

I have discovered that after being transferred seven times, it doesn't take long to pack everything and be ready to leave.

We had a lesson fall, through this past week, but I felt like it was a good thing. The reason why is that I noticed a less active member putting up a shade tent up across an empty plot of land. We quickly drove around the block and went around to the back yard and asked him if he needed help. He accepted and we helped him set it up in little under a half hour or so. It was good because we were able to show that we were there to help him. He even invited us to his birthday party to get a bite to eat.

I also tried blue crab, and discovered that I didn't care for it to much. I think it mostly because of all the effort you need to go through to only get a little amount of meat per crab. At least I can say that I tried it. FYI--The blue crab is the Maryland state crustacean.

Elder Bjerregaard

Monday, June 13, 2016

week 84

Where is the time going? It is already the last week of the transfer. It doesn't help that it was only five weeks long but it still went by really fast. Before long, it will be at the end of my last transfer of my mission. Next transfer will my companion’s last before he goes home.

We did a lot better this week than the previous weeks in the transfer, even though we had a day completely gone because of zone conference. We are not sure what made the difference, but I think we were determined to do better. We did everything we could to be more effective and then relied on the Lord to cover where we lacked. The zone leaders even called us to congratulate us on how well we did compared to what we were doing.

This is the last week that I am going to have President Anderson as my mission president. The new mission president is coming at the end of this week or the beginning of next. I am going to miss President Anderson, but I understand that it is his time to go and for him to give the reins to another person to guide and direct the work in the mission.

Elder Bjerregaard

Monday, June 6, 2016

week 83

June is finally here, and I can't believe it. It seems like just yesterday that it was Christmas, and now we are about six months until Christmas this year. Time just keeps on pressing on if I like it or not. The closer it gets to the time I am to come home, the faster time seems to fly so my return date seems like it is coming faster and faster.

I have zone conference this week so that means that I have a three and a half hour drive to make in the morning. We have to leave around four in the morning in order to get to Cherry Hill, NJ on time. This will be the furthest I have ever driven before so that will be fun. We are not expecting to be back until at least 7:30, so it will take up most of the day. It is also going to be my last zone conference with President Anderson before he finishes his three years that he was called to preside over the Pennsylvania Philadelphia Mission. When he goes home, he will have been my mission president for little less than twenty months.

It has been another hard week. We only taught one less active lesson this week. The only time I have taught this low a number was when I was called to serve in South Philadelphia/Center City. I really hope that this rough patch is going to be over soon because I know that we can teach over ten lessons a week here because I have done it here.

I hope that everyone is keeping cool. It seems like it has been really warm here the past couple of days. I remember that before my mission when the news said that the east coast was having a heat wave of over 90 degrees I thought they had to be crazy because I was used to the 105+ weather back home and it was not too bad. Now that I have been here, I know for myself that when humidity mixes with anything over 75 degrees it can be most uncomfortable. However, I shoulder on knowing that it could be worse and that I survived it last year so I can survive it this year.

Elder Bjerregaard

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