Helaman 5:12 "And now, my sons, remember, remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty storm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall."
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Lots of Funny Stuff
Like normal I'll start by responding to my fan mail. First off, it's so awesome to hear about the test results! Before our interviews with President Ghent I was kind of worrying about what the test results and actually felt kind of sick. When President told me that there were no signs of cancer the news caused I, Elder Black, the greatest of all...to cry a little bit lol. That really was great news to hear. I'll keep praying for you though. You'll definately have to document your story dad =). Things with my companion are alright. We get along fine, just that he's not the sharpest tool in the shed lol. No I am not still training. He just finished up his training this last change. Still a DL though. How did I get back to Adam and Eve in my family tree? Well, I've just got that kind of talent. I traced one of dad's lines. It's easier like that. A lot of the records (the scriptures for example) always have "who was the son of blah, who was the son of blah"etc...So I clicked on various people until I got to Adam and Eve. =) Tell Carter I said congratulations with his success in baseball and good luck to Cooper in kindergarten and in baseball as well. Tell the Normans I said "hi" if you see them. Also tell the Argentine that he's a loser. Their spanish is not better. Just like a rednecks english isn't better...lol. And....Happy Birthday Brielle!! I actually remembered that her birthday is on the 1st. A little back pat for me =)
This week was rough. We had lots of good visits planned with the members to get references that they have ready...but they all fell through. That combined with the fact that we don't have many investigators means that we ended up contacting a lot. We had normal success. Hopefully we'll be able to pass by all the contacts that we found in this next week.
Our biggest problem is that people have to work....A lot of the time they aren't in their houses and the only time that they are is from 7:00 and on. So really there's not much time we can visit people. We're trying really hard to find new people and we just barely got a bunch of references from the mission. About 4. And some more references for about a total of 7. I see it as a blessing from working hard last week. A tender mercy =). Hopefully they'll work out well. We're also going to go and visit some old investigators. Hopefully we'll be able to pick ourselves back up this week.
Funny thing(s) of the week: So this tuesday we Elder Coram was with us because he came all the way from the Oriente to pick up his new companion and he ended up staying with us for a day because of his long trip. So him, Elder Vera and I went contacting and we switched turns every house/intercom. It was Elder Coram's turn. He started talking and then introduced ourselves as missionaries. He then asked the contact if he believed in Jesus (through the intercom). He said, "No. I'm athiest". Elder Coram was a little surprised but then continued to say that we as missionaries help people to develop faith in Christ. He talked a little bit more and then asked if it were possible if he would like to live with his family in eternal happiness. He said,"No I'm athiest. I don't believe in that kind of thing". No Elder Coram was really confused and didn't really know how to respond to that. He then asked if he had a family. "No"...now Elder Coram was completely confused and had a blank look on his face. Elder Coram ended the contact by saying, "Thanks and have a nice day...." The whole thing was really awkward. I thought it was funny to see Elder Coram react. We all laughed afterwards and the strange people we meet while contacting =)
cont...another contact. We were walking on one side of the road and on the other side was a couple and they were about 40 years old. They called us over and asked why we didn't go over to them. They also said that they had honey. Okay...weird lol. We went over and then they were off. They both went on about how they sell honey, how good their honey is, why we should buy their honey etc. The way the man was was like he was a druggy from the 70's. His eyes were kind of squinty and he reminded me of that hippy van from cars. He had the same voice lol. With his hippy voice he told us to sell honey to our disciples so that they could enjoy it too. Then his wife started saying that we should help her husband to sell honey so that he could come back home everyday with lots of money. While she was trying to tell us that we should sell honey her husband was saying, "Shut up! Shut up! Shut up!!! They aren't going to sell honey!". Of coure the whole thing was in spanish lol. It was all really funny. They ended up giving us a free container of honey and said that if we liked it that we should come back and buy tons of honey. I said that as missionaries we don't have much money. She said that money wasn't important, that we could buy it anyway. I don't know how that logic works but it was funny anyway lol.
yup....still cont....Another funny contact. I rang an intercom and a teenager answered. I presented ourselves and then asked him if he believed in God. He said "no". He said that he's a believer in the music. That kind of startled me. I have never heard that in my life lol. Interested I asked if he could tell me a little bit more about his beliefs. He then told me that he was playing the guitar. Not wanting to disturb his worship service we left if at that lol.
cont....eternally...We were knocking at a door and we saw a young couple walk up to the door of the house next to the one we were contacting. The boy doesn't really matter in this story. The girl however does. She was a pretty girl in high heels(important details) and she approached the door and said something like,"I'm never going out again and I have a cold!" After that I don't really remember much. So having a cold she had a runny nose. Without tissue she did the only thing she could. With the hand that wasn't holding her purse she blew her nose in her hand and then threw her snot on the wall on front of her......AWWWWWW!!!! GROSSSSSS!!!!! We were completely stunned. That was that last thing I expected from a pretty girl in heels lol.
Well that's pretty much all that happened this week. Not much to tell. My prayers to have more funny experiences were answered as you can all see. I hope you all enjoyed them. One last random thing before ending. We were walking on the street and I saw something out of the corner of my eye. It was the biggest grub I have ever seen in my life. It was about 4 inches long and about 1 inch wide. It was wriggling around. Super gross. I really wish I had my camera....I thought you would appreciate that mom =)