Monday, May 7, 2012

Flat tires and teaching a family

Welp, transfers are next week! Isn't that crazy? Time is flying by. Although it's pretty sure I will stay, still send letters to the mission office just in case. We have talked to a brother here, and he's gonna let us skype at his house. I'm not sure what time we'll be able to do it, but on Sunday morning I'll be allowed to call you and tell you what time, then hang up. So that may be what will happen.

Cool story... After preparation day last week, we went and taught a guy named Ray. He had stopped us on the street the week before, and told us how it's amazing to see people as young as we are to be doing such a good thing. So we asked him if we could come by and share a message. Anyway, on Monday, we had a super spiritual lesson with them (there was him, his wife, and his daughter and son) When we got there, only his daughter was home (she asked if we were the church people. which is suprising that he actually remembered about our appt.) So we just waited outside for everyone else. The mom got dropped off by some lady and she said she didn't feel good so she wouldn't be able to sit in with us. A few min later, Ray and his son arrived. We went in and the mom was just sitting on the couch resting, but she stayed there. Anyway. He started off asking about how to help his teenagers build strong faith and about fasting and other random things. After answering his questions, we just testified of the Atonement and the Spirit. I don't even remember much of what we said, but the Spirit was so strong. The mom said that right when we walked in, she felt the Spirit and felt a lot better. And Ray said that she's very skeptical but she loved what we said. We left a blessing in their home and it was amazing. When we asked them how they felt afterwards, the daughter, who was pretty quiet the whole time, instantly said she felt so good and that when I said her name she felt something peirce her heart. They all committed to be baptized! We were supposed to see them Thursday, but something came up.. We're seeing them tonight so I hope it goes well. Also, I can't remember if I told you about Thomas, but a few months ago, he was praying that God would send him the true gospel. The missionaries showed up a couple weeks later and he instantly recognized it as an answer to his prayer. He was converted and everything but his family pressured him a ton and so he kinda just fell off the face of the earth.. But we stopped by last week and he still wants to be baptized and he said we can start coming over again. I pray that he'll be able to make that step of baptism.

That was some cool mission stuff. Other than that, my sheets have a big hole in them.. so either you could send some or I can buy some. Please let me know ASAP. This past week, Elder Ensing and I BOTH got flat tires at the same time. No one could help us out so we had to walk home... it was like 3 miles and it took like an hour. Ugh it was horrible. Anyway, we borrowed the other elders bikes and we went out and I totally forgot my helmet!! haha Luckily we just had one appt with Bernadette who lives just down the street. But it was funny. Elder Ensing totally ripped his pants one day. He got a flat tire, and we walked to Alexandra's house. She didn't answer so we waited there for about 20 min and then as he lifted his leg up to get on his bike, his pants ripped like all the way down the bottom. So we had to stand there for like 30 more minutes waiting for the other elders to get us haha. It was way funny. The car has a thing called Tiwi. It's like a black box. Tracks where you are, your speed and other things. You can get speeding violations or aggresive driving. It's just to make sure elders are being safe I guess.

We went to teach an awesome guy named Jean and he was watching the Jazz game.. Ah I miss it so much. They were wearing their new green uni's. They looked so sick. Maybe an idea for my next package..... Paul Millsap.... haha Anyway, I love you guys so much! I miss you all. I can't wait to talk to you next Sunday!! I'll let you know the details. Thanks! I love you !

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