Jackson's great. The city here's more of what I'm used to back home. We've been going through the roster and have been trying to see every less active here. Having a GPS helps.
Saturday, we went to a funeral for a lady in the ward. She has been a member for a while & was one of the first African-American members. She's amazing, she used to be the Relief Society president.
A lot of African-Americans showed up for the service. A pastor showed up too, and was belting it in the microphone. He had the congregation clapping along too. A little different from what we're used to.
There's a lady in the ward who sung a song too, she's a professional singer in her late 50's. She sings with really heavy vibrato. She didn't just sing, she preformed.
It wasn't the typical funeral service.
We picked up a handful of potential Investigators this week. One of them's name is Phil. He's not your average guy. He insisted that we come back. When we got back we shared the restoration with him. He liked it. Turns out he's 44 & the girl he's living with is 27 :/ But they were really nice, they showed us their pets. They have some tarantulas, a gecko, & a bearded dragon :) They also gave us steak, salmon, & pizza to take home! No one we've ever talked to has done that. It was more than generous. We'll see where things go with them.
Elder Thomas (he came out with me) is part of the other set of Elders in Jackson. He's training Elder Zuniga, who's waiting for his visa to England.
Oh yeah, forgot to mention, Elder Aros is waiting for his visa to go to Australia. He just sent his FBI clearance today, so he should be ready to go some time soon.
There was a car in front of us that said "This car is a Horcrux" on the back. Just thought Shaini would think that is funny.
Anyway, it's good to hear from you, hope you have a good week!
My new apartment:
1500 W. North Street apt.# C15
Jackson, MI 49202
1. Jackson post office