Week 83; June 8, 2015: Sickness, Injuries and Bike Problems

So this week was filled with sicknesses, injuries, and lots of bike problems in this household. All of us except for one have had this happened out of the four Elders that are in this house. My allergies have been kicking up and Elder Conover’s has been even worse with massive sinus infections that have been keeping us in. And all of us are having foot problems. Elder Conover is going to need to get an ingrown toenail removed, I’ve been having this wart problem where the doctor needs to freeze parts of the skin and cut it out, and another missionary got a sprain recently. And Elder Conover hasn’t had his bike for the past two weeks (the pedals of his bike locked up and he couldn’t ride them anymore and so a member took them to take care of them because I guess this member worked on his bike before and something that he did caused his pedals to act that way… don’t remember the exact details), so he’s been having to borrow another bike from a member of the ward. And then on Wednesday, one of the spokes on my back tire broke off and started rubbing against the rim and has been bending the rim, making it dangerous to ride. So we had to go all the way over to Bikes Direct down in Queen Creek and have them take care of it. So then we had to go and borrow another bike so I had transportation. Finally today, the back tire is all taken care of so my bike is in good working condition again and HOPEFULLY (crossing our fingers here) Elder Conover will get his bike back tonight.

So needless to say, it’s been a bit of a hectic week and not a whole lot was able to get done. Nevertheless, there were still some cool miracles that happened. We have a total of seven less-actives that went to church on Sunday, so that was really cool to see. It was crazy on Sunday though because my entire time in this area, we’ve been warned by the members that when summer hits, everyone just goes out of town (a lot of people that live here are also snowbirds, which doesn’t help) and attendance just drops down… and they weren’t kidding. It was crazy, I want to say it was about 50% less of people that attended this Sunday. It was pretty much Branch size, it was crazy. On the bright side though, we were able to see members that normally don’t attend start attending, so that is always cool to see.

It’s been a pretty rainy week last week, which was pretty nice. I wasn’t expecting it, but hey, I’ll take the break from the rain. The only downside to it is that once the rain is gone, then it’s just the bright sun beating on you on top of extra added humidity that came in from the rain. Still, rain is always appreciated.

That’s about all I have to update on this week. Hope that you all have a great week! God Bless!

Love, Elder Foxx

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