March 26, 2018

Dang, sounds like home is busy busy busy. I bet a lot will be different when I come home lol.

This last week overall was probably my worst week ever. Everything was fine until it got to Saturday. I'll start with the things that happened during the week though. The week was going a long fine. We taught some lessons, dropped one of our investigators that is just really unwilling to listen to answers that she doesn't like. So now comes Saturday. In the morning we left our flat to like 4 or 5 people beating the crap out of each other just across the street. It was a full fledged brawl they were throwing each other off the balcony of their front porch, bashing heads through windows, the whole thing was pretty nuts. We called the cops and got on a bus then left. After having lunch in the city with one of our friends we got back into the flat and realized... we didn't have the phone. The funny thing about that is neither of us know who lost the phone. We honestly can't remember who had it in the morning. So after losing it we went to try and trace it down and we didn't find it. So we reported it missing to the police and carried on through out our day. Then the day got a whole lot more crappy when we saw the mom of our Romanian family we've been working with smoking! She quit smoking months ago, before I even got here. And then the rest of our appointments for the rest of the night cancelled. So that was our weekend. Not to mention we also showed up an hour late to church because we forgot the clocks went an hour ahead the night before.

What was good about the whole situation is that I realized what I had and to be grateful for what I do have. Like a bed, a good companion. That kind of cheesy stuff.

Today is a somewhat exciting day, we get to go pick up our phone from someone that found it so thats pretty cool. Tonight we are going to dinner with an American family that are members here in Perth. I'm hoping they have some cheez-its there or something like that. After that we are going to teach the Romanian family. Hopefully we can help them progress somehow.

I didn't take any pictures this week because there was nothing special going on. But I'll have some this week.

Love you all,

Elder Erik Orchard