Hello my homies in the 801! So we had a good week this week and Alice is on track to be baptized!! Woo who! Yep yep! Good stuff!
Well the week began as any other week with a p-day.... Good stuff! Played some basketball and loathed the approach of six. Good stuff. Anyway, we taught Alice and she is doing pretty well! More on that later!
Tuesday was a lot of walking from door to door with nobody home because it was the last day of summer.
Then Wednesday the first day of school we went to Boyle Heights to meet with Jackie and she is taking a bazillion ap classes (only a slight exaggeration) and they messed up her schedule. We talked to her about missionary work and that was fun! Then we went to the Rivas house and were going to talk about family home evening. We sat down and their son Micheal (5) didn't want to play games anymore, but David and Maria decided it would be fun to play each other! Lolololololol Maria won the first game but David wouldn't let that be the end so they played 2 more times so we could see his masculine dominance. Lee still teased him for losing. (Which may be dumb because he is a retired MMA fighter) but we figured they had FHE down pretty well!!
District meeting went pretty well! We said goodbye to Sister Allen and took photos! Missionaries are weird... But that just means I fit in better.
Friday was attempted visits of referrals. Super boring day
Saturday, We head to Alice's house. We approach her door. And hear OH NO THE MORMONS! IVE BEEN WANTING TO TALK TO YOU GUYS! And we being the natural smart alecs we are say "well hello" and this unseen person says "Are you guys Mormon or Latter Day Saints or Christian? My confusion level at this point is mind boggling. So our answer to that question is "yes". Hehehe it felt good to sass someone. Then our heroic Alice comes to the door and says "Come in to MY house." and then introduces us to her daughter and takes us to her table to sit down and teach her.
Her daughter in the background is making as much noise as possible. We change our lesson to talking about Jesus Christ. The daughter asks us." What religion are you?" The response is "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints". She then proceeds to tell us about our religion and says we aren't Christian. We ask what her definition of Christian is... And the crickets are chirping. She has no response. So we continue teaching
Alice. The daughter says something about us and Alice tells her to shut up. My laughter was barely contained.
A little later in the lesson the daughter, being thoroughly stomped on, calls her husband and says that
she needs him and then, as if we are as old as her mother, whispers "The Mormons are here". Dang skippy we are!! So we finish the lesson and the daughter proceeds to tell us we "added to the bible" now Elder Coontz destroyed her arguments in a very nice fashion and then in frustration she tells us her husband is coming.
We wait around. Talk to Alice a little bit. The daughters husband comes and asks us what we are teaching his mother in law. We say we are talking about Jesus Christ, and he says "He is our Savior" and we say "Yep." You woulda thought we threw a brick at his head. He had nothing else to say about that so then they talked about their anniversary and other things. Then we leave. Fun Saturday
Then Alice can't come to church and neither can Jackie. Sundays are so stressful. But all around it was a good and very fast week.
But there was one heart wrenching spirit crushing morale killing moment. When my Mission President said we could be fb friends with our family and my very own mother.... Didn't accept my friend request......... The tears are flowing and then to add some salt to the crevice of a wound she accepted Elder Coontz friend request. Sad sad day.
|See look. It says friend request sent. So sad.|
|Here is my district. Elder Chui, Sisters Mia and Washburn, Elders Dodge, Coontz, Rollins, Huang, Chan|
|Elder Chan, Rollins, Huang, Chui, a Member Lisa Cheng, Elder Dodge, Coontz.|
What did you learn this week about Charity? I learned that I have to love the people here who make fun of me. Darn.
What are the rules about Facebook? We can be friends, no chatting and so far we haven't heard anything about unfollowing so we will let you know!
Has it been a hot summer? Yes it is hot.
Do you hang out with your district very often? We interact with them, but usually it is just us.
Do you ever go sight seeing on your P-day? There isn't much to see here.
Do you love doing your own shopping for everything? I hate shopping.
How do you buy the stuff you need every week? We have a mission card with 160 dollars for the entire month.... What do you think of your new Mission President? He is pretty cool guy and he is learning just as much as I am! Did you meet his children yet? Yes we met his kids but I don't remember their names, or ages,
When are transfers? They happen every six weeks, so today, but we aren't changing at all In he Alhambra ward.