July 13, 2015 email
So this week was awesome! we walked a lot and we worked a lot but that is how life is here! We had a charla with a family that we are working with and everytime we have gone over the dad leaves to go smoke or drink or do something other than talk to us, but on monday or tuesday, we finally got him to sit with the family to have a charla with them. and so we start teaching and we arent´really going in any certain direction cause we weren´t planning on him being there, so we just start asking him questions on his thoughs and beliefs about God and stuff like that. and the whole time he has a very negative and almost contentious view of everything, and there was definitly a contentious spirit while he was there, we would try and talk or testify about doctrine and he would just keep talking about his beliefs and stuff. so it gets to the point where we have to leave, so we just say we have to leave, and then we both just bear our testimonys and ask if we can leave with a prayer, and he is just like sure whatever... So elder Hunt offers a prayer, and right as he finishes, this man just looks at us and tells us "when you said amen... i felt some sort of happyness in my chest.." and me and elder hunt are just a little taken back and we don´t really say anything at first and then he just says "you guys are welcome to come back to this home whenever you want! Do you want to come back tomorrow?" It was so awesome! he just went a full 180 on us and ever since then he really hasn´t said anything against our beliefs or anything, so we are trying to work with their family but they have a strong drinking and smoking problem. The kids are all at least interested in the church and all but one have been to church, and 2 of them have gone to church 3 times! so we are really hoping at least some of them will get baptized! but ya that was the cool spiritiual experience this week!
Then in just some random other fun stories.... i lost 1 of my running shoes on the bus last week, so every bus we get on i am checking to see if there is a shoe lying around, but i don´t think i am going to find it! I bought a freaking awesome space Jam Bugs Bunny tie! and it was from a new investigator we have! Then on sunday we are walking to church and there is this box infront of the church, so me and elder hunt go to check it out, and there are 3 little puppies in there! we don´t know what ended up happening to them but i wanted to keep them!!
So ya that sums up the week!! Love you guys!
me and elder hunt with some browning and dulce de leche we made!
Me and elder Eliason on one of our exchanges.