Monday, December 12, 2011


A Mom's reaction:  Okay okay, I let my imagination get the better of me with this picture!  (I HOPE!!) 
Excerpts from Elder Rogers letter:
Well i will be here in Great Bridge for another 6 weeks.
                Elder Parry is leaving to go up to Buckingham (country) and Elder Winward is going to an old area he was already in called Oak Grove (City/Ghetto) they leave on Thursday. So i will get my new companion then. His name is Elder Dransfield. This will be his first time being a zone leader. That means I will have to show him the ropes..... but i am still learning... Guess it's out of the pan and into the fire. So now there will only be 2 of us. He is an amazing missionary from what i hear. I have never met him but everyone i talk to said he is THE BEST. So i am a little nervous to see how it all work out. Maybe he will be teaching me what to do! 
                So this week there was a Sister in the ward who's husband in under way (deployed in the Navy) She asked if anyone knew anything about plumbing.... I said. i know a little but not much. Well lets just say I was "neck deep" in some fun. First of all you should know that no one on the east coast has there house on the ground. They ALL have a crawl space under their house to prevent flooding. I used my small knowledge about my "Fathers Trade" and went to go help. Her sink was backed up. So we tried to unclog it. I tried all i could to do it from inside but to no avail... So i knew there had to be a clean out right outside..... Nope there is a crawl space. That means it is under the house. Let me remind everyone it is around the 50's for the high and it has been raining (got the picture?)
                So i embark into the abyss... Not knowing what i will encounter. The opening (or mouth of the cave) was only 2 feet tall and 3 feet wide. I got down on my hands and knees and dove in head first. It was WET and FREEZING. I opened the clean out and used my trusty sword (i mean snake). After I snaked it I looked to the ground next to me and saw tracks....It was a Dragon! (Or maybe a raccoon.) oh and the spiders (they must have been at least 4 feet in diameter).... I crawled the 10 miles (or 30 feet or so) back to the mouth of the cave with spiders and dragons on my tail. I made it out alive and victorious. (I hope) Covered in mud.  It maybe there will be a children's book about it one day.
                I am glad i know how to do stuff that matters. Like how to sew a button or frame and build a wall or cook or fix a clogged sink. You know the things you need to know to survive. There are so many people (Esp. Missionaries) that don't know how to do any of that. I just wanted to thank all of you for teaching me he things that matter. And The gospel!!!! i am glad to know i could make it on my own where a lot of missionaries wouldn't stand a chance. So thank you family. Esp you mom and dad.
                That's all for now. Haven't received the packages yet. Can you believe that Christmas soon approaches. We will figure out the call thing and let you know. Oh -- and our door is one of the only in the whole complex that has Christmas decorations. (Thanks Mom!)(I will have to take a picture of our tree. It is soooooo cool. your going to love it!
Thanks!   Love and miss y'all!   

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