Flushing New York

Flushing New York

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Week #35 Letter

What up my friends?

Been a good week. We had a total of 24 lessons this week and found 11
New Investigators. That's a good week. So here is what happened:

"What's a double grasshopper?"
"You might want to close your eyes for this."
Preparation day! And it was not a normal one. We got up to go to a
LESSON at 8 am. Didn't happen so then we went to help someone move.
Yeah, not a preparation day really. We left the moving at 11, went
home and shopped at stop and shop to get some food for the week. We
got ice cream:) then went and picked up 2 of the Spanish elders and
came back to our place. And the other 2 Spanish elders showed up and
we played Starcraft risk for 4 hours. Great day:) after we went to a
lesson with the Kirklands but they cancelled on us. So we went to the
other lesson we had planned during that time and that one we taught on
the door step. She didn't think we would actually come either. Then we
knocked and a lady let us in. She had lots of questions about what we
were teaching and she thought it was so cool how we teach about the
Godhead vs. the Trinity and 3 sewerage beings. She liked that. Sort of
taught the restoration but couldn't get all the way through it. Then
she wanted us to come back tomorrow so we are going back at 10 am.
Went to brother Gurek's and talked about temples to help prepare him
for the temple trip in May. Finally, went contacting by the church
until the end of the night.
"I want to rock and roll all night. And party everyday!" Today is a
good day. I found Meet the Mormons on LDS.org so we can now watch that
during our meals. We finally did our studies on a regular time. Been
forever since we have done that. Went and picked up brother Thompson
to take to a lesson which did not go well. Not one of our good
lessons. We then dropped him off at his house and went to Tacos Y Mas
for lunch. Super good Mexican restaurant recommended by the Spanish
elders. Went to a lesson with Derek but no answer. Knocked until we
went to the church to figure out how to order ink for the printer.
Took a while but got it finally. Knocked some more and had dinner.
Visited potentials, knocked, and finally met up with elders bergeson
and honey to exchange. I went with elder honey to their pool. Still
haven't been on an exchange to an English pool. Always to Spanish or
"Low flow shower heads? I don't like the sound of that." The exchange
today was good. Different like usual but now that is starting to turn
into the normal. We had personal study and then went to the church for
correlation. I like theirs. Their branch mission leader brought a
dozen doughnuts for the 4 of us and orange juice. Then after
correlation, we had district meeting. Then elder honey had a doctors
appointment for his foot. We waited for an hour and like last week, I
fell asleep in the chair. We then went back to the room and the doctor
didn't do anything but said to come back in 2 weeks. It wasn't ready
yet. So we went back to their apartment and had lunch and had a mini
companionship study for a few minutes and then he made calls to some
potentials. Had dinner and then went knocking and did some look ups.
Not much success. And then went back  and exchanged back to our
"Cause you've gone somewhere else, I can't find you. Find you, right
behind you. Cause you leave me coming back for more. And I feel a
little better than you did before. If I never see your face again, I
don't mind, but we got somewhere where no one else can find." Pretty
average day today. Studies and made cards until we had a lesson with
Babatunde. Had lunch and went to the church to do weekly planning.
Went and picked up brother Thompson and went to 2 doorstep lessons
with him. Pretty good lessons. Dropped him off and went home to have
dinner. knocked for an hour and went with the elder quorum president
to see the Forbbes family. Then went and visited the Durre family but
it was just the mom and dad there so we taught them. Then went home.
So tired for some reason today. Night.
"Shut up and dance with me! This woman is my destiny. Who-oho! Shut up
and dance with me!" Pretty good day today. Studies and then lunch.
Went to the church to make calls and work on the member lists. Then we
went and dropped off a bible and ended up teaching a lesson as well.
Went knocking and met a lady that said to come back later today. So we
went and picked up brother Thompson and went to a lesson with Tatiana
and then Louis, and then back to that lady. Taught the restoration to
Tatiana and Book of Mormon to Louis and restoration to the lady. We
almost feel like she has been prepared for us. Not for sure on that
though. Dropped brother Thompson off and went to dinner. Went to teach
brother Anglade's son who is 9 so we teach him and interview him.
Amazing what 1 year can do. Went to visit potentials and knock till
the end of the night.
"Let's make the most of the night like we're gonna die young." Pretty
good/average day it felt like. Studies and went to a lesson but they
were still sleeping at 10 am on a Saturday. Don't blame them. So we
knocked... Not our best idea but we didn't have anything else. Then
went to a lesson with Shaheed and talked about the 10 commandments and
WoW. Had lunch at CHIPOTLE! I was excited:) so good. Knocked some more
and at 1:30, a guy got mad at us for knocking on his door "at the
crack of dawn"... I got news for you pal, the sun is already going
down. Not the crack of dawn. Wonder what he would have said if we
knocked on his door at 10 am. Then we had correlation at 4 with
brother Thompson and the sisters. He is an interesting man. That all
you need to know, very interesting. Ate at Little Caesars for dinner
and it had bullet proof glass on the front of it. Sketchy area. Then
visited some less active members to invite to church and finished the
day with knocking. Great day. Found 25¢ worth of coins on the ground
today:) That's a blessing.
"Wax on. Wax off. Wax on. Wax off. Wax on. Wax off." Very interesting
day today. We went to church at 7:30. Had branch council and regular
church meetings. Church was good then we went home and elder Parrish
picked up the baptismal clothing to go to the sister's baptism at the
Lynbrook chapel. We get there at 1:40 to find the font looks like an
outhouse after a summer of scout camp. I'll send a picture of the
water. And let's just say, there was no baptism today. She rescheduled
for tomorrow, preparation day, at Rego at 2:30. Right smack dab in the
middle of the day but no matter, gonna be a memorable baptism. So we
drove home and changed and went to give the sacrament to a sister in a
nursing home. Then had dinner and went knocking and visited less
actives. Taught a lesson on a doorstep and got invited back this
coming Thursday.

So the baptism will be later today, Monday, the 25th of April. That
water was so gross. Here is a pic.

Not very pretty. Tried to convince her to go to the ocean but she did not want to as it was very cold. So we get to go to Rego Park today:) 

Shaheed is doing great. He has a testimony now and loved church, and the Word of Wisdom lesson as he is a very fit guy and is very healthy. He is on track to get baptized May 8. Then we are working with a 9 year old that is pretty active in the church. Not sure how he didn't get baptized as an 8 year old but we just have to teach him and make sure he can pass the interview. Then he will get baptized. His date is also May 8. Then a few others have baptismal dates but aren't progressing very well at this time so not sure if they will get baptized on their dates. We were very close to getting a less active family, the Sidoways, to church but they didn't come. We had 3 investigators at church and one of them we met Saturday as a doorstep lesson and she said she was coming. And she did come. Next week she said she will stay the entire 3 hours. Alrighty then! Very nice week though. Did a lot of work and we can see the fruit of our labors. 

Love you all and miss you. Have a great week everyone! 

-Elder Heatonimage1.JPG

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