Alma 26:12 Yea, I know that I am nothing; as to my strength I am weak; therefore I will not boast of myself, but I will boast of my God, for in his strength I can do all things; yea, behold, many mighty miracles we have wrought in this land, for which we will praise his name forever.
Monday, July 1, 2013
An awesome and pretty funny week!
this past week has been pretty awesome!! First off we had a
baptism on Saturdayand
that was such an awesome experience! The guy had been investigating
for like two years and after our first lesson with him he had a
baptism date and made it! It was such a wonderful experience! We have
two more coming up this Saturdayand
that should be just as amazing!
we had a pretty funny and cool experience this last week. It was
like 8:55 pmand
we were on our way out of a part member families home and as soon as
we got outside some guys across the street yelled,"Hey its the
Mormon missionaries!" We saw that he had a cigarette and a beer
in his hands so we knew he was drunk and they were at a party across
the street. So we went over and talked to him for a little bit and
before you know it everyone at the party was outside talking to us.
At first they were just asking like dumb questions and the first guy
that talked to us said he believed in a spaghetti meatball monster
who boiled for his sins and he sure enough had the "monster" tattooed on his arm. Most of them had it actually. I think its an
atheist religion that believes God is just as real as a spaghetti
meat ball monster haha. Anyways there was one guy who was a little
quiet the whole time then actually asked us a legit question about
something in the bible. I'm pretty sure he wasn't drunk cause he
didn't have a beer in his hand and his breath didn't smell like
alcohol. So we actually got into a pretty awesome conversation with
him and answered all his questions while everyone else was just
standing out there drinking and smoking and giving their input every
now and then. The guy told us he just found out his wife is pregnant
that day and then we talked about eternal families and he loved it!
We gave him a pamphlet and our number and talked to him and some of
the others for like 45 minutes. We were actually late for curfew but
I think we had a good excuse haha! Lots of the other guys were joking
around the whole time and were so surprised whenever I joked back
with them or said something funny. Apparently they all thought that
missionaries are weird Jesus people who don't have any fun. After
talking with them for a while I definitely changed their perspective
on that haha! One guy went inside for a while and before he did he
shook our hands and told us to, "Stay cheesy bro." I
thought it was hilarious and asked him if I could use it and he said
spread it bro! Haha! Anyways he came back outside later on and when
we finally left I told him to stay cheesy bro and he freaked out and
was like MAN you mormons aren't that bad after all! I guess he
thought it was so funny and cool that I would say it back to him
hahaha! It was sooo funny! He drop kicked his cup of beer and said he
wasn't drinking anymore that night cause I was a cool dude haha! It
was a pretty funny experience! All those guys were pretty cool. There
was another girl who didn't know anything about religion and said she
was going to hell but we told her that that's not true and someone
was like yeah you can get baptized and wash your sins away and she
was like "Oh I'm a Mormon now!" Then someone said yeah but
they have a lot of rules so she said "Actually never mind I'm
not Mormon!" haha! it was soooo hilarious! We actually got a
couple of good potential investigators out of that. I'm glad I was
able to prove to some people that Mormons are not weird haha! I'm
sure we will be talking with them every time we go back over there.
Being a missionary is just wonderful! Especially a "cool Mormon
I hope all is well for everyone and I'm so thankful for all the love
and support I get every week!!! Hope you all know you're in my
prayers! I hope everyone has a fun and safe 4th
Edward is the one on the right and his friend Stephen baptized him!
The lights of El Paso/Juarez. It almost looks like the sun lol!