bar, soccer ball, weights, a golf putter, a functioning gps navigator,
an x games helmet, a bike lock, a hybrid mountain/road bike, and some
cooking supplies for about 15 bucks. Heck yeah. Half that was free and
the rest was dirt cheap. (':
I had my first exchanges this week. I switched with Elder Tu'akulau so
I went with Elder Porter in his area. It was a ton of fun! Felt like I
went on vacation from being a missionary to go be a missionary. Buenos
Tiempos. Then to finish it off we had some super Black food - Chicken
and Waffles. Not bad.
We also visited Hermano Barnhill yesterday. He is from Honduras and we
took Hermano Romirez who is a member from Peru. My companion is part
Mexican, so I felt quite white. It was really entertaining actually
because we would all just switch back in forth from English to Spanish
naturally. I really hope I can get as good as them. (':
Oh by the way.
I HAD MY FIRST BAPTISM! WOOoHoOoO! (:
We baptized James And NiNi. It was awesome. I am so lucky to be part
of all this! It's these days that make everything worth it. (I will
send a picture to people individually to avoid a big massive email
from my end). I also got the chance to confirm in sacrament meeting
(which I was really nervous about) but it was a good experience(:
As amazing as that morning was, it was kind of a rollercoaster day.
After that, we headed out on bikes in the near 100 degree humid heat
to visit people. It felt like nothing was working. It was a brutal
afternoon, BUT it all changed when the fire nation attacked. What I
mean is dinner. We had barbecue, which I've mentioned before is yummy,
but this was my first experience with it from a home-cooked backyard
It blew everything out of the water. I have never eaten anything so
perfect. Utah needs to learn this. No more of these huge fancy gas
grills. I'm talking the 30 dollar dingy charcoal grills for dayz. My
eyes have been opened.
Though as great as that was, what came next was even better.
We went to try a few more people who weren't answering so we were
about ready to turn in a bit early. Exhausted. But as we are biking
home my companion suggests we visit a man named Donzell and his
girlfriend (we helped them move houses a day before). We knock on the
door and go in.
We're chatting and out of no where Donzell says, "How did you guys
know to come here tonight?" We were a bit confused. He continues, "We
were literally just having a conversation about the gospel and about
repenting. Seems like every time I'm ready to change my life the
missionaries always seem to show up. Is this God?"
And we're like, "well we just felt we should stop by and check up on you two."
Then his girlfriend pipes in..and just gushes to us. She tells us how
she wants to feel forgiven of things in the past but is nervous and
ashamed. She's almost in tears. We were able to testify about the
Atonement and talk about the gospel.
She looks at us and says, "I really want that. I want to come to
church and be baptized."
I'm sorry what?
AHHHHH! This is the best day of my liiiiiiiiife!!!
That's unheard of. We were stunned. MIRACLES :D
Now she has some obstacles to overcome for sure (girlfriend status has
gotta hit wife status), but that was definitely an inspired visit. The
spirit knows what's up. I am really hopefully we will be able to
change that family. What a great way to end the week.
I hope you all had a fantastic week too.(:
Alpha and Omega Mission