Easter Week 2016
Well for the start of this email I will tell you about how my companion got a self-portrait this week. He seriously got painted. A member invited us over so that her daughter that is an artist could paint someone. So we went; and she sat down Elder Roberts and he had to sit there for and hour and a half without much movement. It was honestly hilarious I just sat and talked to the younger brother and he drew a picture of me. It’s awesome. She ended up doing a really good job and Elder Robi looked great. So that was the first adventure of the week.
This week I was sick for a couple days but it went away fast and was just a runny nose and a cough but I am doing good now!
This week we went to an inactive members house that had this massive army truck that we helped him fix and start up again. I got to ride around in it and it was super cool. For sure would be my car of choice in a zombie apocalypse (which the world isn’t far from apparently) so don’t worry I am safe. The guy that has the army truck loves milk and always gives us a liter of milk while we are there and wants us to drink the whole thing in the hour we are there. He drinks 1 liter of milk just for breakfast. He’s awesome haha. We committed him to read the Book of Mormon by June 1 and he said he would do it so we hope that will help him on his way back to church. The Book of Mormon truly can build anyone’s faith in this Gospel no matter how far you have drifted.
We also visited another inactive family this week and that was a miracle. It was really cool and we usually have been meeting with inactives because the work here right now is pretty rough. The sisters have been trying to meet with these people for the past month and they have been really rude and haven’t wanted to so we just went to their house and rang the bell and out of nowhere they let us in and talked to us. They were so nice and opened up to us immediately about their life and problems and we were able to help them. It is such a miracle that God can soften hearts in just a short amount of time.
We have had a lot of teaching where we just preach the Good word to people and hope they don’t hate us after. We have to be super blunt with people here so we pretty much just have to tell them that what they are doing is wrong and to repent. We seriously are just wrecking people with the Spirit! It is awesome! We have had some really cool programs when we just tell them that they need Jesus Christ in their lives.
We tracted in the rain and came home drenched but it was totally worth is because near the end we found a lady with a small kid that let us in right before we were about to go in. It was a small miracle but it meant a lot to me!
It was so cool. We rang the bell and this mom came running out with this 1 and a half year old running after her. It was so cute and made me think of Abby. Anyways she ended up letting us in and we taught a short restoration and gave her a Book of Mormon. It was hard with the little one around but man was it fun. Near the end, the little kid chucked his juice box on the floor and it blew up everywhere and so I grabbed the kid while the mom cleaned it up but missionaries aren’t supposed to hold children so I was caught in the really awkward position with this kid. It probably looked like I had never held a baby before. In the end the kid went over to where the floor was still wet and slipped all over the place and was having a ton of fun. It was hilarious.
We had a crazy experience with a lady that said she saw Jesus when we talked to her and that is the only reason she invited us to meet with her. So I don’t know weather to think that is super cool or she is just kinda crazy. She said she talks to Jesus all the time so we are a little skeptical.
The rude comment of the week is when I asked this old guy if I could help him and all he yelled back at me was “ya! give me some money”. So that was rude but you never know what has happened in his life so it made me feel bad for him. We are trying to love the people.
Easter wasn’t awesome but I am so glad I can remember my Savoir. We didn’t meet with anyone because no one wanted to which was hard but we ate dinner with the sisters in our stair well because they can’t come in our house. So that was super funny and will be a good memory. But other than that we just tried to talk to people and they didn’t really want to talk so it was a hard Easter but still great because of what it meant!
I would like to end with a lesson we taught this week about Alma 32 and how we have to nourish the seed every day. I know that when we read the scriptures and are constantly thinking about our Savior, our love will grow for others and our testimony will grow. If we don’t do these things, it will shrivel up and die. I encourage you all to take your scripture study even more serious and for us all to keep nourishing our seed. I love you all and have an amazing week and an awesome conference. I will be listening to conference all in Hungarian and wow is it going to be an experience! I am so excited. I love you all!!