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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Elder Riley Harris

May 6, 2013
So this week has been pretty fun. We gave one of our investigators a baptismal date! Well I wish I could be happy about that because there was some weird stuff happening with him since we did. I wish I could say weird as in him going through a rough time but I can't. He called us on the day that we had our appointment with him so we talked trying to be friendly when all of the sudden the phone just went dead. We thought nothing of it because our phone is a piece of junk anyway so we called him back. This women named Rita answered and said Kenneth wasn't there. We politely left a message asking him to call us back and left our names and number there for him. We thought nothing of it other then it was weird that only 15 minutes later he wasn't there and some girl named Rita answered. Anyway we go to district meeting and on our way back we get this text from another number. We ask who it is and it's a Rita. again we politely ask her how her day was and she answered very black by saying it was blessed so we asked her what we could do for her... She asked if we had a girlfriend. This is where we probably could have handled the situation better but we just asked her why she wanted that piece of info. She then talked to us like she was only talking to one and told one of us, Not sure who or do we care to know who, that we were cute. We told her thank you but we are representatives of Jesus Christ and don't have relationships for two years, Is there anything else we can do for you. Needless to say we got no reply from that. back to Kenneth though, ever since then he has called and set up appointments and with his car there he doesn't answer the door, he calls and it is dead silent when we answer, he avoids our phone calls... We have started to think that Kenneth is Rita... AWKWARD!!!!! We sure hope not but all signs are pointing to there is more here then we know about. We are going to try and see him again today and it will be a make it or break it situation.
May 20, 2013
To update you on the whole Kennita situation. He texted us again. Only this time he said it was Kenneth and it was on Rita's number! Haha busted. We tried talking to him but he ended up just being weird again so we told him we don't have time to play his games. We will talk to him if he wants to hear the gospel but otherwise he can't talk to us. He told us to have several seats... We don't get it at all but whatever. He's done and if not then he will be. Don't worry president is being informed about all of this so he knows. I've written it in my weekly letters to him so he knows all the details.
May 27, 2013
This week was rough. We had a lot of doors shut and people told us they weren't interested. A couple of investigators dropped us, an investigator's mom won't let her get baptized, and some less actives have been pains. It hasn't been all bad though. We had a less active family, Jimenez family that consists of a Mexican dad and a Chinese mom, come to church, Ashlin is still going strong, and our branch President is up for trying some new ideas we had! We are going to try a "pancake night" with the youth to see if they will bring some friends. We will have pancakes and share a quick spiritual thought to invite the spirit at the end then we will all leave. The other one was were were going to get the youth together to draw something on the street in chalk, Like the plan of salvation, to see if anyone in the community would come up and ask us about it. President Bennett seemed up for both! It was exciting to see that.
Oh the fun story this week is we went looking for a referral we got from a festival down here somewhere and we knocked on this door. This little girl answered, probably 15 years of age, and talked for a little bit and then when we looked like we were going to say something she looked back at her mom and said, "Come here Mom." she responded with, "No it's alright you got it, you can take care of it." We were both thinking that she was going to try and bash. Since we didn't want to totally destroy this girl we just asked if she knew the referral and left. We had a good laugh at it later. Then last night we meet a boy named Luke. He was just walking by while we were biking down the road and I faintly heard him ask if we were church people. So I stopped and said yes we were. He asked us if we burned up while wearing our church clothes all day and biking. We of course said no and then talked to him for a little bit. later we heard his mom tell him to come home, you should know we found out he had a little disability but what that is we don't know, and his little brother came out to get him and asked him questions like what did you talk to them about? We heard Luke talk about it and then say, "They were really nice." That made my whole night!

Elder Harris

1 comment:

  1. Crazy stuff you can encounter on a mission!! Haha All great experiences.