Monday, September 13, 2010
September 4, 2010 Letter
So the libraries are closed on Monday because of the holiday so I have to write today. We have TWO baptisms today!!! So sweet! One kid's name is L). So the other kid is Jo and he's the giant. He's so big that we had to go into Allen to get some baptismal clothes for him because the church in our area didn't have a big enough clothes. He's a XXL as a thirteen year old.
So we met this lady yesterday. Her name is C. She has been coming to church for the past couple weeks and wanted to take some more lessons from the missionaries. We didn't know that she hadn't taken any prior to our visit with her. We challenged her to be baptized and she accepted!!! The only problem is that when we said okay well we'd like to set a date so you can have a goal in mind and be baptized on that day, she said, "MAY 1ST!!!" We were like....May 1st? We're thinking in our heads....that's like 8 months away. She is so set on May 1st we don't know what we're going to do.
I went on exchanges with Elder Davis this week, (Elder that was in my district in the MTC) because my comp had to go to a leadership training for three days. We met one of Elder Davis' investigators. His name is T. T is so tight! He knows everything from the Bible. I MEAN EVERYTHING! Symbolisms, laws, you name it. He didn't think that any of the churches were performing ordinances and rituals correctly. He decided that he was going to live every law that he could find in the Bible and that would bring him closer to God. He lives everything from the Mosaic Law to the Code of the Nazerite. He's so awesome. I don't think that he sacrifices anymore...we kind of convinced him that it wasn't necessary anymore because of Christ's sacrifice....that was a fun conversation. So he's talking with the bishop and should get baptized soon.
We also met another one of Davis' contacts, Sister Y. Sister Y believes everything about the Gospel but the word of wisdom. She will not give up her alcohol and cigarettes. She is HILARIOUS!!! Wow she is the biggest Republican that I have ever met. She gave Elder Davis a box that said "DON'T FEED THE ANIMAL" inside was a black pet rock with googly eyes...she calls it her pet "BARROCK" HA HA HA HA HA!!! Wow some people are just so crazy here that you have to love them. She called me handsome as well, and ya know... coming from a 65 year old alcoholic and chain smoker I thought that it wouldn't be as flattering... but she was just so nice about it. Ha ha ha I'm just playin! But really, she did call me handsome.
But that's about it for this week. I'm excited for the baptisms today. I miss you all so much. I wish you could serve a mission with your family. That'd be so fun! Love you all!
-Elder McNinja (nickname given to me by everyone who can't say our last name)
PS- Send me Music!!! I need Benton Paul- Look For the Light; Andy McKee- Rylynn, Africa, Art of Motion, For My Father, Drifting, and Into the Ocean; Ben Harper- Forever and Walk Away; City and Colour- Forgive Me, Confessions, and The Death of Me. Kaite Borden should have most of them except for the Andy McKee ones. These songs are okayed by the president. =)