This week has been pretty wild! The work has definitely been going good! We picked up 2 more new investigators and had a bunch of lessons with some of our other investigators. Also, we put Jamell on date to be baptized on May 14 we're stoked!!! He is stoked too, he came to church yesterday and loved it! Jason should be on date too but he wasn't able to come to church yesterday... But he will next week! And we gave him a blessing to help him overcome smoking and he is super motivated to stop!! Keep him in your prayers!!! We taught Michael the Plan of Salvation which hit him super hard (in a good way) because 2 of his closest friends had been killed that week. The gospel is the best!!
Anyways on to story time.. We were contacting around this apartment complex and we contacted this dude named Tyrone, to give you a mental image of this guy, he had half of his teeth missing and he was an older black dude. But the first time we talked to him he was telling us that we need to watch our tongues and how Jesus was telling him what to tell us and it was all this crazy nonsense, but he was chill with us and then we went our different ways. Then not even 30 minutes later we were knocking some doors and he answered the door so we started talking to him again and he wasn't having the whole Joseph Smith story, so this is what he said: "Alright alright we're bout to get real. I'm bout to get real. We're bout to get BUTT-NAKED REAL!" Meanwhile the bus had just dropped off a bunch of elementary aged kids and their parents were there to pick them up and they were all walking right by us as this was happening! I promise we didn't get butt-naked real whatever that means! #2 We were contacting again and we talked to this lady who was very nice but not very interested and she lived in a neighborhood a street away from the hood so she told us to be careful with the people in the next neighborhood over and we said thank you we will and all that stuff and literally 3 seconds after we said bye to her Earnest drove by and slammed on his brakes because he saw us and reversed to come talk to us and he was holding a huge joint and said loud enough for the whole quiet neighborhood to hear "What the *bleep* is up fellas??? Y'all are lookin spiffed the *bleep* out!! Don't mind this *bleep* man (referring to his joint) I miss you *bleepas*" meanwhile that lady's jaw was on the ground haha Earnest is the man! (Side note from Jen: Upon further investigation of Earnest, I found a story about him several emails back called “March Madness”. Earnest is an investigator of theirs who calls himself the “OG” or Original Gangster. I was a little worried after reading this email the first time, so no worries haha, they know Earnest:/) One more story sorry this is so long. We contacted this lady at a bus stop and it was warm outside so of course she was in her short short short shorts and she was a larger black lady. Shortly into the conversation we found out that she was a stripper so of course it got a little weird for all of us but it was ok because we found out that she was the prophet! She prefers to be addressed as Prophet Tyra the Stripper. She said that she can predict things in the future so I asked her what was gonna happen in 2 years and she said that she was gonna be the President of the United States! So everyone vote for Prophet Tyra the Stripper! I'm sorry if any of this offended anyone, it’s just another week in the hood!
Anyways I hope y'all have a good week!
|Picture that was snagged mid lesson with an investigator|
|Bowling with the District|