April 10, 2017
This week has been a rough week. At first, it was going great, we found some solid people, one of them is Edgar Branch, who saw us waving to people on the side of the street, pulled over and told us that he isn’t a member yet, and that he studied the Book of Mormon before, but he’s a little bit racist, he likes the parts where God curses the Lamanites for being wicked and makes them black. But we talked it over with him and he’s reading the Book of Mormon to find more about it.
John Powell dropped us. Apparently, what he felt wasn’t true or something. He ignored us knocking on his door, and his mom finally opened the last time we tried, and she tried to tell us to go away, but Elder Christensen is a baller and got her to get John and for him to tell us to go away. She opened the door and John was sitting there with tobacco in his hand and he was playing on his laptop. He told us he didn’t want to talk to us, and to close the [insert curse word here] door. We left, wondering how he became so twisted and angry at us.
We found Robin, but she isn’t progressing, she was invited to church today, but she didn’t come. We are working with her.
We lost our day on Saturday, we got wrapped up into cleaning up Come unto Christ. Come unto Christ is an event Lawrence and Topeka does that is a walk tour of Jesus Christ’s life, and it is super cool. It is probably the most detailed I’ve seen except for the Bible videos. The whole church is decked out for this, and it was cool to do. We got roped into cleaning up on Saturday. We didn’t get finished until 7 at night, and we had a hard time getting to our people. We promised the Lord we will do better next time.
Elder Christensen is from American Fork, Utah, loves the Broncos, football, sports in general, winning, darts, missionary work, soda, working out, and he hates losing, the Ravens, and fish or seafood in general. He is the oldest of 3, he went straight out of high school, he is 19, his favorite color is orange, he wants to do business when he gets home. Make money work for him, that’s his dream. He wants to own McDonald’s.
The ward is good, still getting use to the idea of elders, so we’ve been lacking in meals, but it’s slowly picking up. We had 0 meals last week, and I nearly died. General Conference nearly killed us. We had our first meal with the coolest family named the Boyacks, and they are the funniest and have the cutest little girl named Dorothy. They named her that because she is their first born in Kansas, and she is four and was playing all sorts of games while we were there. We had some good Italian food, and they have this thing they do on Sunday’s, where they get this bag, put a ton of countries in it, then make the food that Sunday or next Sunday, then they learn about it. It was tons of fun. They told us of all the weird food they ate and it must have been fun. We got lucky and got a real Italian meal, it was delicious.
I hope you guys have a good week. I’ve learned a ton from Come unto Christ, and I want to say that when we find out our reasons for learning more about Jesus Christ, we must go after it and seize and make it a part of our hearts. I want you to seek for those things and go for it.
Love you guys tons!
P.S. the last picture is from Tuesday, where I ripped my pants from lifting this giant rock and I was given this robe to wear while they showed up my pants.