Monday, May 19, 2014

Sharing is caring, unless you lace it with laxatives.

May 19, 2014

Yeah, a couple of missionaries in our zone was very kind to the AP's and left an annonymous gift of brownies at their door. It had a little extra goodness in them that helped them be more 'free'. Poor souls.

So my new Comp is Elder Matangi. Pic at the bottom. He's pretty awesome and is as different from elder Clason as it is possible to get. He is from Logan, Utah, although his parentals are native-born Tongans. He will be attending USU when he finishes up his mission in a year and will most likely going into something psychology related. He is super laid-back, enjoys breakfast cereal, and can snore louder and longer than my Grandpa (that's saying something btw).

Jumping right into the story, things are getting interesting.  We've been able to find 13 people to teach this past week. We also were able to get 6 people to church, an all-time high for me. So I'm super pumped about that. In the midst of all the joyful spirit of the work there were some downers as well. 

J*** has gone from our top Progressing Investigator to being on pause. I don't understand how this happened, but I think that he slipped up on smoking, was anti-ed, and reached a low with some other problems all at the same time. The long and short of the matter is he is now actively avoiding us. He was so happy, and things were going so well for him. I wish I could just talk with him for 5 minutes to try and understand what is going on, but this is the second week we have had with zero contact. If he was anti-ed I would love to hear the reasons that this person would give as to why he would destroy someone's happiness just when things were going good again in his life.

D*** has since moved out again. This time she is somewhere in Bebe, and it will be all but impossible for us to find her there. It is up to her to call us now if she needs anything.

To bring it back to the positive we are teaching a couple of new families. One of them was one of those super awesome right-time, right-place moments. Ash had been going through an incredibly hard time and we were there to listen and talk with her. We will most likely be turning her over to the Sisters because she is a single mom, but she has been prepared by the Lord to accept the gospel. I'm excited to see her progress.

Really not much else to mention. We are finally off of bike week, and just in the nick of time. It rained tuesday-thursday up here. Sorry Cabot Sisters. Elder Matangi and I are still working on getting used to the other person's style of teaching. Hopefully we will be done with that sometime this week. Already we are improving. 

God is great, Cake is good, and People are krazy!
Elder Jayden Barker

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