Monday, February 24, 2014

Feb 24

So everything is pretty good out here in Asheville. By the way my physical address is 162 West Chestnut St., Asheville, NC 28801. The branch here is especially awesome. We had a pot luck after church this week and one of the less active members we have been working with sister W (granny), an older black woman, decided to make 8-10 huge pans of fried bbq chicken. It was enough to feed a small army. So after our meetings and pot luck Sunday we were tasked to deliver massive amounts of chicken to people in need in the ward, all too much fun.
We also had a special visit from elder Hymas, our area 70, he came to check out one of the branches in his stewardship and decided to go with ours.
I really already love the people here. There are so many good people that are so willing to work for the Lord. The branch is pretty evenly distributed as far as the work goes as well. Our active member count is about 100. Usually I think about 90 or so attend church each week. We are super busy here, our schedules are almost always over flowing and we are scurrying from appointment to appointment nearly all day. It’s been a nice change and an awkward adjustment. Not a lot of time to write today we don’t get much time on the computers here! But all is well and life is good with the Lord in it!

Love Elder R.A. Bakker  

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