Monday, September 28, 2015

First week in Raleigh!

Elder Duffy arrived safely in Raleigh a little over a week ago and seems to be doing great! Today was his P-Day so he was able to send out his first email on the field. His new address is at the end of his email. 

What up^
My first area is the Raleigh 1st and 2nd wards. Which is pretty cool since im still only  like 30 minutes away from the airport and 10 minutes away from the church where we have transfers, i haven't traveled much. My companion is Elder Egbert and hes from Oregon. Hes pretty cool. Tuesday morning we had transfer meeting for like all day and then we knocked a couple doors. Wednesday we had a district meeting and we went out to eat to Chic-fil-a after, so that was good. Thursday we knocked literally all day. Like 2-3 full apartment complexes. Alot of NC State students here i guess cause they have mad apartments! In our district there's the Raleigh 1/2 sisters and the Raleigh 4 elders ( which is the downtown area) and we're hanging with those Elders today. On Wednesday night we went and knocked the rich area of town and everyone was super nice. people invite us in and give us water and talk to us for a bit even though they aren't  interested in the Church.On Friday my companion is the district leader and he went to some meeting. So i went on exchange with the Spanish Elders, luckily they had no appointments or anything because i'd be lost. We rode our bikes around and knocked a bit. On Saturday we met Michael- the Amateur rapper. He looks like Jamie Foxx with dreadlocks and we left him a pamphlet. He said We could get in for free his next concert. President probably wont let us. 

On Sunday we were at church for like 7 hours and it was fast Sunday and i literally lost some stomach. Dinners have been ok but one meal was like sweet N sour chicken and I hated it. My Comp makes fun of the faces i was making while i was downing it. I almost cleared plate. Luckily our Sunday dinner was at 5 and we were still fasting we got there and i saw The dad on the Barbecue and said a silent prayer of thanks!  Brother clements is that guy sending you pictures of me. He loves the missionaries and his son is inactive and his Daughter in-law is a recent baptize so we are over there a lot. He took us to Cookout too, which apparently is a big deal. Its super busy all the time. Today before this we went to BoJangles which is like Popeyes, if Popeyes had good chicken.

The MTC got alot better as it went along. 
Story- We would have break time during study in the MTC and we would always just chill in the  room. our room is an observation room so that means anyone can walk in to the room next door and there is a one-sided mirror so anyone in the observation room can see/hear us. anyways, one day, people thought it would be funny to watch what our squad did during Break. I spit a mad freestyle about Ducks. Like 30 people heard it. I became somewhat of an icon. People started calling me Elder Ducky. (i didn't have my camera for this one)   ill send pictures in next email

love you miss you

Elder Duffy (DUCKY)
my new address:
 6209 North Hills Rd. 
Apt. C
Raleigh, NC  27609

Elder Duffy and his companions being treated to milkshakes at cook-out

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