This week was pretty average, just a few things I want to talk about. Here we go!
While we were out we spotted a Uhaul, so we decided to go see if the people needed help. At first they say that they're good. We told them we weren't busy & needed something to do, then she told us we could help! They actually had two trips they had to make, and we were able to catch them both times. We worked for about an hour total. The people were really grateful for our service, and told us we were welcome to come back and share our message!
There is also a couple of other moms who told us they'd be happy to hear our message, and they also seem like great family's to teach. They trick is catching them at a time they aren't busy.
I guess the biggest story of all is when we visited an investigator in the hood. The story with him is that he's 15 and want's to be a pastor when he graduates. Since he was younger, he's changed his life around, and has committed to separating himself from the bad influence of others.
So the story goes like this, we go to his house while they're having a barbecue. While we're talking to our investigator, one of his drunk step-uncles walks up to us smiling & tells us we look like Robo-cops. After talking to him a little bit he walks back inside. Then we notice him look through the blinds at us while we're still talking. Then he comes back outside, this time he doesn't look happy. We walks up to me and is right up in my face, then he tells us we need to leave. Our investigators Dad tells us to come inside & he'll fix us up a couple of hot dogs. So we came inside & talked to our investigator some more. Then his crazy uncle comes inside sits down next to us, tells us to leave, gets up & leaves the room. This happens like 4 times. The 5th time he's up in Elder Davis's face, and tells him "I'm gonna punch you, then I'm gonna punch your friend." Then for a second I though he's about to throw up on Elder Davis, but instead he drools on his arm. Then he began using a more colorful vocabulary. Eventually the Dad came in and sat next to him. After we had our hot dogs we got out of there. We said bye to everyone as we were leaving, everyone but the uncle smiled & said bye. He told us he was gonna kill us.
(This was actually from last week) We were doing some tracting when we came across a young couple doing yard work in their back yard. They were both surprisingly happy to talk to us. Our conversation lead into them asking us why we believe in the trinity & in works. Our conversation didn't go anywhere, he was pretty much doing all the talking. So eventually we asked if we could talk to them about the Plan of Salvation, and so we went inside. When we asked if we could pray he told us we could, but he would not be part in it. While we taught them, whenever we got to a point in the lesson he would question why we believe that. The lesson dragged on, that was a lot he didn't agree with. He did however agree that Christ paid for our sins. Out of that whole lesson what surprised me the most is that they didn't agree that people that didn't have a chance to accept the gospel would have a chance in the afterlife. They were a little hard headed, the husband especially. And unfortunately the only thing that came out of that lesson is that they now know what we believe. Best case scenario is that they pray like we've asked, and get an answer.
To end on a brighter note, Elder Davis & I sat next to a couple of playful boys and their Dad while their mom gave a talk. I looked over and saw Elder Davis playing with one of the boys, and his toy car. Then they started putting other toys in his hand. It was kinda funny to watch.
Sounds like you all are doing well. I hope your week goes well.
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