To describe this week, I would use the words of a hymn, We Are All Enlisted. Last verse. You can look them up!
This was a week of thanks! we started out alright, Saul is doing well! We had a good time this week. Thanksgiving was good! We had a lot of food so that was nice, got nice and fat, twas enjoyable. but the members that we were eating with had their family over as well and that wouldn't be all bad if they didn't all keep telling me that I have no time left and that i shouldn't get trunky especially on thanksgiving and then proceed to ask what it is that we do back home on thanksgiving. darn members, six months ago they told me i had a long way to go. make up there minds. so that is that. We tried knocking some doors on thanksgiving, nobody likes being disturbed on holidays especially by "Jesus people" got mistaken for Jehovahs Witnesses a lot.
Also we realized that this transfer was going to bring us into 2016, whew that was not slow. Here is a tracting story, we knocked on the door and it gave what i have dubbed the Chinese Echo, because apparently Chinese people don't like carpet, sure enough this figure steps up to the window and yells something in Chinese, through the door as usual. If sin came and knocked on the door I must say California would be a very righteous place. Anyway we just try to communicate, then the lady starts knocking on the window, now I'm pretty confused,
I begin to wonder if she knows morse code, but i don't know that any more than I know Chinese so we stay where we are already having exhausted our Chinese "Knee how" multiple times, finally she says in pretty good english, "not interested" I almost started laughing on the porch. the lengths that people go through to turn down salvation astounds me.
Also a chihuahua tried to attack me again, but i fended it off with my shoe, and them to add insult to injury i meowed at it as it ran away. then told it to tell all its friends about us. then i realized it probably doesn't know english so i tried Spanish. i don't know the Spanish words for that though so it was more like "yo, heffe, tell juan two and three the mormons are coming okay holmes?" then it dawned on me, i am pretty weird. but thats ok. Jesus loves me.
So this week we got in contact with a gentleman. We just call him brother V. His last name is different. He's from some place that starts with a t, he's kinda hard to understand sometimes, Anyway he is a good guy but has a sad story, he was as nephi would say born to goodly parent, it was just his mom, but he was raised well and was
strong with the spirit, while he was still young he made the hard choice to go away to a school, she was in a tough situation so she gave her permission for him to go, anyway years go by, and he gets the chance to go see his mom, but when he gets home he finds out she had passed away, communication was hard with the situation. Anyway he was pretty hurt, he loved his mother as all boys should but he made some wrong choices and got himself in trouble a few times. He found himself a good wife and he was very happy. But soon the little bad things started to add up, and soon he wasn't a very nice guy, He even ended up hurting his wife. and worst of all is he just wanted to help in the beginning, but he gave to temptation. Hopefully it goes somewhere with him. Poor guy. i have a few pictures with him that i will send to you!
Know that the church is true and Thomas s Monson is a prophet of God! and that no matter what God will always be there even when we turn our backs on him, so just avoid that and don't turn around!! i know its harder than it sounds, but it is worth it! as gordon b says;
"In this world so filled with problems, so constantly threatened by dark and evil challenges, you can and must rise above the mediocrity, above indifference. you can become involved and speak with a strong voice for that which is right!"
Be good, be strong, be courageous! Love you all with all my heart!
enjoy the season!
Did you like bro v? You are a big Star Wars nerd.
Yeah that was funny. Dude. You think everything is funny. Even your Dad. Your judgement cannot always be trusted.
Whatever, dad probably thinks it was funny. Dad just got home and he said you are not funny.
Liar, he probably laughed and said "nut". Could be true. Could be false. You will never know.