Monday, May 4, 2015

All Good in the Hood

Hello everybody! 

So this week was the week of reschedules, on starting on Tuesday, every appointment we had was pushed back to yesterday. The problem was it was done day by day, always starting with us calling to confirm and then a thousand frantic explanations then a reschedule, so we end up trying to visit less actives and active members all day in the hot sun, Friday was especially good because I eventually ran out of short sleeved shirts. Hooray, and to put the cherry on top of that delicious sundae, my shifter on my bike broke 99% off, I considered repairing it by sending it to the glorious bike shop in the sky, but apparently bikes don't get heaven, so it looks like the other direction for my faithful steed. So I decided that today, I shall save the only companion who hasn't left me! (Other than the Holy Ghost of course)  Poor bike. But I'm not bitter. 

Well amidst the trails there is always something to laugh about because I am still me, therefore hilarious. Well this week on exchanges we were biking, (before my steed threw its shoe and the rest of its wardrobe) and the other Elder stopped and was talking to someone and I was putting my bike against a wall, and my Gadianton fingers united in their secret combinations and I dropped about everything I took off, starting with the helmet, nice awkward crash, followed by my man satchel which made a slapping noise, and then the lock with keys quickly followed by keys alone, by this point I figured I couldn't introduce myself to this person by my title or my family name, so I decide that I would just introduce myself as "late" and that is what I did, I shook their hands and said "Hi, I'm late" I have never seen faces so confused, then I realized they didn't speak English very well, they spoke some middle eastern language. My companion however, nearly exploded, so there was an awkward silence as we were trying not to laugh and they were trying to leave.  We just gave them cards and they left, and we laughed pretty hard. Then two ladies were walking towards each other and we were right in the middle, so we decided to split them, the other lady got to us first and he started talking to her in Spanish, the lady coming towards me looked at me like "I'll kill you if you speak" to which I responded "do you speak Spanish?" She very snappily said "no" and I said "yea me neither".  Then she laughed and then she looked super mad, hopefully at herself. She reluctantly took a card while repeatedly telling me she wasn't interested. So that's the story for this week. Kind of boring week, but remember, you only had to read it. 

But on Sunday, there was a fantastic tender mercy, first of all Elder Taylor, my comp, and Sister Argueta, one of the sister Missionaries bore their testimonies in church and sister Argueta talked about how lots of people say no and that it's hard but she still knows it's true and all that stuff, and after Matthew and I were just chatting and the Sisters were walking buy and Matthew stopped them and this is what he said:

"Hey! thank you for sharing your testimony. You know it really made me think. I don't know how many times he was said no too that day they talked to me (gesturing at me), probably like 500 but they didn't quit and they finally got to me, and i needed it, so please on behalf of your next yes, don't quit!" 

Sister Argueta was stunned and thanked him and told him that was very encouraging, I was so darn proud of my little boy! He is growing up so fast! So that fixed the week. Likewise to you I also say, on behalf of your next person who's week was rough, thank you for being Christlike, it is much appreciated, and you may not know you cannot tell, what affect you will have on some poor wayfaring man of bike grief! So stick to your guns, there is no quitting, there is no neutral ground either your on the Lords side or the Devils, don't lie to yoursel,  If you're good, good! Get better! If you're bad, not good, get better! B E A U tiful that little formula. Oh and Mom,happy Mother's Day, we won't be able to make calls so I guess I'll just make it public! 

No just kidding, we do, I just wanted to give you a heart attack because you love me. But mostly because you can't ground me right now. Okidokey! Love yall! Yall the best! Eat vegetables and not cookie dough. That's probably the best advice I can give you from personal experience, ok now bye bye! 

One more thing! Our Savior lives with His Father, they love us and have given us a way to get back to live with them happily ever after!! So you want to be happy, do as they say. 

We all good in the hood! 

Elder Rollins

How was your week? Good
How are Carolina and George and their family? Doing well!
Did they come to church this week? No
How are you and Elder  Taylor getting along? Good!
What did you teach in District Meeting this week?Talked about a meeting that I got to go to be a better leader
Are you still a district leader? yes
Do you get released from that ever? no idea
Were you able to teach more this week? no
Do you know how much we love you? yes
Do you know how much your Heavenly Father loves you? yes
Answer the Mother's Day phone call questions. I can call after my church. 2ish

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