The Longer Ones

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Ch 63 Trunky day

The story I have isn't necessarily the funniest thing, but it was interesting. Let's call it chill day.
Last sunday we decided we were going to have a chill day. We've been working so hard it's burning us out so we planned no appointments or anything special on sunday except church and a dinner appointment. THAT'S WHAT WE HAD PLANNED. I'm such a bad trainer I know. But let's just say God had other plans for us.

Woke up. Like always, staying woke. at 6:30. Woke up my companion then we got a call not even 5 minutes after from an unknown number.

**Ring Ring**
"Hi Elders, you don't know me but I went to last night and was wondering if you could teach me before church and show me where it is so I can go to church" (an investigator I've never met)
"Oh cool okay, how's 7:30am sound and we can meet at Mcdo?" (Me)
"Sweet see you then!" (the investigator)
**hangs up**
"Elder! get out of bed we got an appointment in an hour!"

So we taught an appointment before church then showed them the church. After Sacrament we decided rest in the empty sacrament hall when all of the sudden another phone call (an unknown number again).

**Ring Ring**
"God is this you? I am so sorry we were resting" (Me)
"aaheeemmm this is Sister Caro, our phone is dead so this is Bishop's phone, can you come over GenT ward and interview some baptismal candidates" (Sis. Caro)
"Okay cool, on the way" (me)
**Hangs up**

Immediately we sprinted and got to their chapel in 30 minutes. We did a few interviews and now we are cutting it pretty tight to go to church. We got on a jeep, and are on our way to church when lo and behold

**Ring Ring**
"Elders! we need your help, we're about to be evicted" (our Recent Converts)
"What!?" (me)
"Driver! stop right here" (Me towards the jeep driver)
"On the way!" (me)
**hangs up**

Apparently they need $40 or else the entire family will be evicted. Of course we are not allowed to give money away, but we care about them. We didn't give them money but bore our testimony to the landlord and they were given an extension on their debts. and we consoled them and asked them to go to church to meet with bishop. We all went to church

We are at church. and after 3 hours we finish church... okay.

"Elder Lewis, you know what? let's wait. give it 5 minutes God will ask us to go somewhere. Just wait for it. oh you just wait" (Me)
"I just want to rest and die" (Elder Lewis)

And we got a text! from one of our progressing investigators

"Good evening Elders, my father is in town and I think your message can really benefit him, is it okay if you come over and teach us the restoration in English?"

And off we went. after which to a few more appointments until our dinner appointment at 8:00. and our Chill day was overall chill.

Jesus Christ lives, God is there for us. And even when it doesn't seem like it at times, oh He is there. And trying to comprehend Him or find Him might make your head spin at times.  But He is there and He loves us and cares about us and I promise that even in days that we tired, and especially in days that we don't want to, He is there and He continually pushes us to do what we need to do.

Oh yeah and we got a few baptisms that were pretty dope. I saw a few people get shot. And a storm is about to murder our area like always. #10/10woulddoagain

-Elder Villanueva
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