Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Feb 18

Hey there!
Asheville North Carolina! What a beautiful city! I’m here with my new companion Elder Bryce Wollums and we are already off to a great start! I sure loved my last area, Poplar Creek West, but its nice to have so many people in our teaching pool. We have taught more people (mostly less active members and recent converts) in the last 5 days or so than I have the last 6 months in Poplar Creek West put together haha! Crazy how different everything is. It is also definitely the largest city I have served in up to this point. Our days are jam packed with great people to teach and our zone is really doing stellar as well, we have the most baptismal dates in the mission right now, which is quite exciting.
I’m still lost trying to drive around, and also lost as far as the people we see goes, there are so many new people to learn. We are in the Asheville central branch and the members are fantastic! They are so focused on missionary work and are working hard to find us people to teach and help us go out and teach people already found. I’m really looking forward to being here and its weird that I’ll probably only have one more area after this one!
Oh, another cool thing is that we live in the old Asheville central branch building next door to the church. It is an old house from the 1920's and its huge! We have a whole huge house to ourselves, kinda creepy actually. It's hunted apparently... but it's all good! They call it the "branchion" it being a mansion for missionaries and its also the branch.
Well The work is really moving and we are hoping to have a couple people committed for baptism coming up soon. Thanks for everything! love ya!
Elder R.A. Bakker
the "Baranchion"

Poplar Creek West, Larry and his VW's

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