Sunday, July 17, 2016

June 5, 2016

This week went by really fast, holy cow. We were able to teach some good lessons this week. One the kids we're teaching is super on track to getting baptized at the end of June. The other baptismal date we had, well, their family didn't show up to church again. We'll have to rebuke them when we see them again this week (just kidding). Last week while we were finding we found someone who wanted us to do some service for them, for once. He was this guy named Gary and he's building his own boat, which is really cool, but he wanted us to help sweep up and organize his garage area. We had a long conversation with him about our beliefs and about his beliefs (he was a very lax Buddhist) and it was good because he had a lot of questions like what we thought about the election and stuff coming up, which we obviously know nothing about. We had zone meeting on Tuesday which was awesome because the senior couple brought candy bars for everyone. One of our zone leaders, Elder Myers, is going home this transfer. He's the one I went on trade-offs with last transfer. He's really cool. The next day we had interviews with President Henderson. They're pretty short because he's a really busy man, always running around and stuff. We're going to have another interview soon but it's hard to organize one since he's always all over the mission and he hardly ever has any free time. We have zone conference this week so it'll probably be then. Hmmm other than that we had a lot of less actives come to church again, as well as 3 of our investigators (one of which is a woman who was baptized but they lost her records because she's moved around a lot, so we're trying to work her and her husband towards baptism, but for now she technically counts as an investigator). Yesterday we went finding for like 4 hours. We rarely go finding that long in a single day. We talked with this one guy outside his house for like 20 minutes and he was ranting about how he has documented proof that chemo worsens cancer, fruit can cure cancer, Muslims will take over Australia with Sharia law, Donald Trump is the only person in America with any sense, vaccinations cause autism and health defects, the medical industry as a whole is run by criminals, so on and so on. During those times you just kind of have to sit there and smile and when he takes a breath you just say "Man, there's a lot of crazy stuff that goes on in the world, but that's why we have the gospel..." but by then they start talking about something else. That's one of the blessings of the gospel though, is how simple it is. I don't know if you've heard but there was tons of flooding here. Luckily in our area there was only a couple places where it was really bad, so our day went pretty much as normal, there was just a couple places we had to avoid because they were flooded over. I wish I had pictures but it was crazy. By the next day, though, everything was back to normal. I'm sure if you look it up on the news you can get an idea of how bad it was. Anyways, that's pretty much it for the week. Me and my companion are pretty concerned because in re-activating and teaching several of the single adults in our ward, they've created this love hexagon between them all. It's pretty hilarious to watch. Love you all
Elder Cummings

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