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Monday, October 13, 2014
WE HAVE THE COOL BATHROOM (OH AND DO YOUR BEST)
Another week in the books.
This week we went on exchanges with elder Lybbert and his comp elder Dearden. I went with elder Dearden, and it was pretty sick. We got outside and did a bunch of contacting. We had some solid conversations with people. For some reason I feel like it had been awhile since I have had just a solid productive day of contacting, so it was nice to have one again. It's funny cause who ever is staying in the other elder's apartment always wants to be the one to stay in ourapartment cause of the Bidet (baday,or however you spell it) It really is so nice to have haha. Oh so super cool story at the start of the exchange. Elder Dearden and I were walking down to the lift to start heading back to our apartment. (we were at the other's apartment to do the swap) While we were waiting for the lift we heard someone singing something on their way up. When the doors opened up we couldn't really see who it was. We just said hello in Romania and the response we got back blew me away. He just said "Hey wazza up guys." It through me off cause we never get greeted in English usually. Turns out that there is a black man from Florida who lives on the floor right beneath the other elders. We talked for him for a while and he is super sick.
We were able to do a little service this week. We had set up to go sing at an old folks home. I was thinking the whole time like "yeah! It will be fun, we will go with our district and sing to like individual rooms or like to a table of like 10 of them." Oh how wrong I was. We get there and this lady leads us into this room. She opens the door and there was a million of them! Three rows of six tables with
This week we were finally able to meet with a less active family we have been trying to get into contact with for a while. The situation however is a little less then desirable. We were planning on talking a bit about Joseph Smith and were hoping to rekindle the fire that they felt when they first heard about
On a happier note, this past Sunday we had to give talks. Our Branch president is on his honeymoon, so he was gone and will be gone the following Sunday. We had like 3
members and two investigators, so it wasn't a scary crowd at all haha :) I talked about the commandment to love. Another Elder and I were supposed to be the only two speaking, he was to go first and then I would follow after the hymn. ten minutes in he says amen and sits down.... Me and elder Lybbert kinda exchanged looks cause we both knew what I had to try and do. It was kinda funny. After about 15 minutes I ran out of prepared material and was just like,"shoot" So I kinda put my paper to the side and just went for it. I think it was okay though haha. I ended up getting us past the 45 minute mark a little bit. After that It was obvious that I was just trying to fill the time. So eventually I was just like, okay amen and sat down. Elder Lybbert, luckily had some stuff he wanted to say and got us to the end safe and sound haha. Funny story... but please no one be offended, I we all were just doing our best :) .... Basically I felt like the highlight of what I said was In my quote from Batman. Yes I used a Batman quote and it was sick! :) "why do we fall Bruce? So we can learn to pick ourselves up." I tied it in some how... im sure...
But ya, that was the week. This next Wednesday we are
And don't worry, I'm still making friends!!