Monday, April 25, 2016

Craziest Week Yet!!!

Yeah. Definitely the craziest week of my mission. It was Allow me to explain:

1. So as you may or may not have heard, my jaw has been having a lot
of problems...again. So last Monday I had to go and get that checked
out and after a 3 and a half hour visit (2 hours of which I was just
sitting in the waiting room) the doctor prescribed me some pills. He
said that they were just a stronger muscle relaxer and that "they
might make you a little sleepy". Well I took one before bed since it
gets locked up in the mornings. Well when I woke up it literally felt
like I hadn't slept in over a week. I've never felt so tired before!
2. Tuesday we also got a call from the other two elders who got a call
from a member and said she said that her dad died and that we needed
to go to the funeral to support her and possibly will need to set some
things up for it too...and I was really confused since I have never
planned anything let alone a funeral! So what did I do? I called the
elders quorum president! Then I was really confused because he said
she doesn't know her real dad and her stepdad is in jail. Soooo I was
really confused. So long story short it was her friends dad, none of
her family are members so she invited us to introduce the entire
family to the church, elder Franco had to conduct the funeral and all
the missionaries sang. It was really weird but hey we got the name of
the church out!
3. When we were doing service we saw a guy and a girl breakup and true
ghetto Brooklyn fashion with yelling, jumping and running. It was
4. We were trying to look up a member (the one that looks like the guy
from key and peele. I'll include another picture for a better image)
and we saw this guy across the street hiding behind a pole
re-positioning himself each time we took a step. So we looked a little
closer and who was it? Hermano Alcantara...the guy we were looking up.
Then as soon as we turned around and kept going he booked it across
the street. This was actually the first time that's ever happened.
Good times
5. Thursday we got a referral saying we had a lesson with that same
person the very next day at 4 which luckily worked but we still wanted
to call him just to confirm it. Well usually when you get referrals
they're investigators right? Well this one turned out to be a member
already. He told us it's been a really long time since he was at
church, he's schizophrenic, bipolar and a bunch of other stuff. I
thought I've seen and heard it all at this point but wow. This guy was
something else. But his faith in God is so real and it was really cool
to see that in someone who has been through so much. He also said he
was going to try and go to church on Sunday and even though he called
us Saturday saying he wasn't sure if he could, he still came!! And
participated in the classes too!
6. We were street contacting and we talked with someone who said his
nephew is Carmelo Anthony...
7. This one investigator who the elders were teaching before elder
Franco and I were in Bushwick didn't want to talk to new missionaries
but after finally having a lesson with him he said he might give us a
call. But then we had a nice little bonding moment when it turned out
we both like Metallica and a bunch of bands. So the spreading of the
gospel through metal continues \m/
8. Finally, Saturday we had an awesome lesson with the Ortiz's,
Raymond said with time he could possibly be baptized and he is able to
understand all that we teach but he knows that it's gonna take time.
And that's okay! God's time is never our time but we just gotta keep
preparing him! He's a super awesome guy and him and his wife are super
fun to talk with. Then they also gave us food and since we had to rush
we both ate fast not thinking how that means we are really hungry. So
I finished my plate quick and Jessica asked if I wanted more and you
can't just simply say no so I said yes but only a very little and she
gave me the exact same portion! Dominicans man. They're crazy with

So yeah! This week had some fun times! And that about sums it all up!!
Now here's some pictures!

And here's a couple more fun videos. You should watch them in order to
fully understand

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