First things first: the members out here invited us to watch the BIBLE, which is a History Channel documentary based on the book, it has its inaccuracies, but I ENJOY IT. It is making me understand the Bible more, that's just what I need as a missionary.
OK, now for the nitty- gritty. Wednesday we as a partial zone was invited to the temple to do some work, however, the missionaries in Leitchfield Kentucky had no ride, so we were forced to drive to LEITCHFIELD to pick them up then SPEND THE NIGHT IN RUSSELLVILLE, then DRIVE TO FRANKLIN TENNESSEE for the temple session and then DRIVE THEM BACK TO LEITCHFIELD that day, then go back home. AND I HAD TO DO ALL THE DRIVING, (Bassett has no license due to an overprotective mother) ALL 400 MILES in TWO DAYS... UGH... NO MORE DRIVING PLEASE. That's the benefits of traveling and the unlimited miles, but I'm sick of driving for this long. I've essentially driven from Herriman, Utah to St. George, then BACK to Richfield in TWO DAYS... no more driving. PLUS, all that driving is excluding the Zone Meeting we had the day after the temple trip in CLARKSVILLE TENNESSEE, which is another 80 mile ROUND TRIP... I'm done driving... but we got no choice.
Sad to say, since we drove for that long, we were physically exhausted, and due to the driving to from and back again, that time could not have been spent visiting people. Needless to say, this week we only had a total of 12 LESSONS when we normally have around 15-18, we could have had more, but driving took it away.
But, that's the past week, this week we are planning to do great. We haven't really been able to visit with the other areas, Tuesday (tomorrow) going to visit Elkton basically all day, Thursday we'll be in Morgantown about 1/3 of the day. This week will be a good one... I can feel it in my blood.
Sad to say, that's the wrap.
Elder Terre Kieffer Short
Tennessee Nashville Mission
Greatest Mission on Earth!!!!