Full of the Good, The Bad, And the Ugly this week!
Wednesday was a very hard day with my comp. The reason being he doesn't stop talking... ever. Everything that pops into his mind he says that very instant. Whereas my personality could be locked up in a room for a month without any human contact and come out fine. I'm not going to talk about it too much because it's just a challenge that I have to get through, but my goodness! We did have three lessons though. One with a new family, and 2 others with baptism dates! One is a kid who's 8. And the other with a 17 year old named Marieli. We are also teaching her mom but she doesn't want to progress, but we feel if her daughter progresses, then she will see it's good and want to know more herself. So maybe you want to slap that into a prayer or something? Just a thought.
Thursday I was praying a lot to feel the love and patience of Christ. Then a feeling I have never had came to me. And it felt a little like Mosiah 28: 3. I felt so sad for the people who said no or didn't choose to hear the message we share from God. Or didn't want to progress and it almost brought me to tears. It was crazy because I've read that verse many times, but never thought I would feel that way. We also only had one lesson with a less active today. We don't have a lot of work is something I've noticed, but the work we do have we have success in! Also there is a sweet ice cream place that sells 2 for 1 fraps on Thursday. So those who know me know that I love a good frap and I'm sure there were some people thinking, "who's the big white kid walking down the street, sippin' a frap?" That would be Elder Johns and no he's not gay! He just enjoys a frap now and then.
Friday we had a great experience. The president of all the 70's came to visit us. It was great hearing from him and we all got to shake his hand. When he finished, he opened the floor for questions. Now keep in mind that our president told us 10 minutes before he came to keep the questions appropriate if he let us ask some. So all was well. Great questions were asked and we all learned. That is until the last question. Some noob in the back raised his hand and said, "I think something we all have been thinking and wanting to know is if President Crickmore will become a 70." ... are you kidding me? In short he told us that it was all revelation and that we don't need to worry about that. Then he told him that wasn't a good question. What a chump. That took up a good portion of our day then we headed back to our area.
Saturday was pretty boring. No lessons. No 2 for 1 frap deal. And it was so hot. Reminded me a little bit of good ol' AZ We had a couple contacts, but nothing to fantastic. It was a pretty bummer of a day.
Sunday was really good. We had both of our investigators at church with us and one less active. It was Marieli's first time at church and she told us that she wanted to go again next week! Cha Ching!!! Boom baby! Stay hungry stay humble is what I always say. Hopefully she gets baptized!! Later that night while we were working, we found a new friend. He was drunk beyond belief and as we were talking to someone, he came right up in my face. He then began to say things like, "why don't you go back home" To which I said, "well señor, we are missionaries and are here for 2 years teaching about Jesus". "I don't need you confusing my people" "oh, we're not señor. would you like to hear our message?" He then said, slapping his elbow (which was odd), "you want to settle this like gentleman? 10 paces and shoot?" I thought to my self, number one, you don't have a gun. Number two, we should leave before he hurts himself. So as we walked away he used his hand to shoot at us... What a nut job. You see what I'm dealing with down here, people? A bunch of fruit cakes!!! But I LOVE them!!
Well that was my amazing week. Hope yours was great as well.