Well this week hasn't been full of funny missionary experiences!
First off, last week for P-day we went to a Boise landmark--the Boise Train Depot. It was cool going up to the bell tower. After that, we raced slot cars with the Elders. Super fun!
This morning for P-day we woke up extra early to hike Table Rock again. All imma say is--I'm out of shape!! Haha
We had a lesson with Jezzy (recent convert), Elliott (his cousin, an investigator), and like 5 other people!! We were originally planned on teaching 2 and ended up teaching 7. That was cool! We taught the Plan of Salvation, and it went super well. We are going to continue to meet with their friend, Elizabeth!
We went to contact a girl named Piper that the elders found. Apparently she was "golden." Piper, her boyfriend, and another kid named Cisco were there when we shared a message. Cisco has a HUGE afro. It looks fake because it's so big. Also, when we were talking, for probably an hour, he had an unlit cigarette stickin' out of his mouth, kinda just hanging on his lips. I thought it was funny that he kept it in his mouth the whole time and didn't just take it out....whatever! haha
We were making visits to a bunch of people in one neighborhood. One lady in the ward was telling us that her neighbor just got arrested for doing meth....I was like, "Wait, your neighbor Chrys???" Chrys is our investigator! Our investigator got arrested! :( Sad day...... It's hard when your investigator drops you, but it's also kinda hard when they get arrested too.......ha
When we met with Jezzy all by himself, we decided to do our lesson a little different. HE was going to be the missionary and WE were going to be investigators. It was awesome!! I love listening to him and asking him questions because he actually understands....Love it. I asked him, "What makes Mormons so special??" He said, "I wouldn't say we are special...I haven't seen a short bus around." HAHA This kid is hilarious!!
Chick-fil-a now has gluten free buns!!!!!! :) Dude. I was so excited when I saw that. Yes. I still am obsessed with Chick-fil-a.
Last night, we visited a 17 year old kid whose records just got transferred into our ward. Bishop heard from this kid's previous bishop that he was baptized last year and stopped coming to church a few months ago..... It was neat when we visited him. At first we were in the front room with his grandparents who were telling us their believes. They are "God people" and believe only in the Bible and not the Book of Mormon. Before it started to get intense, we moved into the dining room with Tristan, the 17 year old. We asked him his feelings and he said, "I believe the Book of Mormon one hundred percent." I thought it was so amazing to hear one thing from his grandparents and then his testimony so strong. He was baptized because most of his friends on the basketball team are LDS. The influence of friends, people!!
I asked him what his favorite scripture is. He got his little Book of Mormon out and read us 2 Nephi 31:20 (which happens to be the youth theme for the year).
Ponderize: 2 Nephi 31:20
Wherefore, ye must press forward with a steadfastness in Christ, having a perfect brightness of hope, and a love of God and of all men. Wherefore, if ye shall press forward, feasting upon the word of Christ, and endure to the end, behold, thus saith the Father: Ye shall have eternal life.
I love if-then- statements. (Except when I had to do those in geometry....those were terrible!)
IF we press forward...feasting...enduring......THEN we will have eternal life! We just gotta keep goin'!!!
From Idaho to you,
Sister Richards and I :)
Gluten free bun and Chick-fil-a!
Just us being a lil' silly. :)
Elder Lamb, Elder Atkins, Elder Burgess, Sister Richards, Me, Elder Bean. We're the "fam."
In the bell tower at the train station!