Sunday, April 20, 2014

Like A Wildfire Catching Blaze

Hey there everybody!  

First, a couple of weeks ago we did a contact that ended up being super super drunk and he told us to pass by.  When we try to pass by they seemed to have sobered up and just slam the door in our face, so we decided maybe he can be a last resort kind of a thing.
So then this week we did another contact and we talked to a girl who seemed real interested in the message.  So we went to her house and knocked and who answered the door?  The super super drunk guy from the street.  Was he still super super drunk? Yes. Yes he was.
At his insistence he told us to come in.  So we went into his little gate and we started talking.  For the next 40 minutes we ended up talking about the next 3 subjects.
1.) How his house is my house
2.) How he knows us somehow
3.) How real friends you can count on one hand.
About the 3rd or 4th time I heard how he knows us somehow I accidentally started to laugh.  I couldn’t help it, I just did.  Then like a wildfire catching blaze to a dry field my laugh spread to my companion.  We tried to cover it up and say that I had a cold but he got a little mad.  And then when we calmed him down he just kept going about how you can count all of your friends on one hand.  I couldn’t help it and I broke down again.  I told the guy that I was not feeling good so that we could get the heck outta there and save the rest of his 3 points for another day.

This week my companion Elder Flinders and I were on our way to an appointment.  It has been raining a lot this week so there was a lot of water in the gutter.  There are also huge speed bumps in the middle of the road that if you go over it it feels like they are going to break your coccyx (or however the heck you spell that) to you have to choose the best of 2 evils.  My companion chose to go through the water.  What the poor guy didn’t know is that there was more moss than there is salt in the Great Salt Lake and when he went through it caught his wheel and he turfed it pretty hard.  I was watching it all in slow mo and it really looked pretty cool how he did it.  He was sliding and doing 360s like in the movies and in the end nothing bad happened. Except he ripped his pants.  Like in the movies.  He had a huge tear so that everybody could see his undies haha. Luckily we were next to a member’s house so we went and she gave me the thread and I got to stitch the guy up haha in the end it looked awful but it worked out.

I also moved into the 24/7 missionary category this week.  I was sleeping like a baby when I abruptly awoke saying gracias and my companion was laughing super hard.  It was 5 o clock in the morning and I had no clue what the heck was going on but my comp filled me in.  He told me that he woke up to me saying, "Sister, we are here to find people.  To help people come to Christ and feel the love that he has for us.  To find the blessings that he can give to us."  When he heard me say that he said "Amen!" and I responded "Gracias."  I am still really really curious about who I was talking to and for how long I have been talking in my sleep in Spanish but that I feel I will never know.

I will tell you that conference was super super good.  It dumped buckets and buckets of rain but in the end it turned out good.  I suggest watching it if you didn’t have the chance.  We had our investigators who were Atheists come and they told us that they liked it a lot haha, woo!

Anyways.  I love you guys.  I hope that all is well.  

Elder Andy Merkley

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