Monday, September 28, 2015

"The Christian Satan Warned You About"

Hello everyone! It's so good hear from you again, and to hear about
all the exciting stuff going on back home!  To answer some of Mom's questions,  I can wear my boots on p days or when we do service, and I already wore them out doing service last week, we helped build a new walkway for our ward mission leader.  Also, one more thing about this week.  We have a baptism set for Oct. 17th with a man who had the discussions in Idaho where his sister lives.  We are doing some follow up lessons now.
We had dinner with a family in the ward last night. They are an awesome young married couple in the ward with three little kids and they invited a girl over who they helped change a tire on the side of the road a few days ago.  We taught her a lesson on faith and the Atonement, and she seems really receptive of it.  We're going to keep teaching her.  I'm excited to finally have some real investigators. It feels so good to do this work! 
I've got some crazy stories for y'all!
We went  to a dinner appointment at our bishops. 
On the way there we tracked down a street, and we didn't have
any luck. We did have one guy yell at us from his yard, he was talking
over the fence with his neighbor. We were just walking right then, so
he yelled "where's y'all's bicycles?!" We just told him we were
walking that day, and he sorta just laughed and turned back to his
neighbor. We kept going and didn't have any luck again down another
street, but we did find a little orange tree, so we plucked some off
and ate them on the way back to our bikes. Right when we were
finishing them up, we were passing that house where the crazy guy
yelled at us, and he yelled at us again! But this time it was nice, he
was wondering if we wanted some sodas. Me and elder Moe looked at each
other, turned back to him and said yeah! So we went over by the fence
in front of his house and he brought out some cokes for us.  We
asked him if he had ever talked to LDS missionaries before, and he
told us that he had not, but that he believed in our church anyway!
I'm not sure how he found out, but he told us all about how he knew
about the gold plates and Joseph Smith and the first vision, and he
looked at us and said, "you know what's crazy? I believe it!
Yahkakak!!!" So he invited us over for lunch the next day, he told us
he'd make pork chops, and that's where it really got crazy. We came
back the next day and sure enough, he had pork chops cookin on the
stove for us.  He came out to meet us without a shirt on and called us
Mr Murdock and Mr Moe, like how you say "moe" in English.
He had like eight chiwhawas running around with a great
big French bulldog leading them, drooling all over the place.  We had
pork chops and Mac and cheese with this guy  who had
tattoos all up his arms and chest.  The lunch really wasn't that bad,
but it was a little awkward when he got out a big jar of vodka and
poured a big old glass of it. He was pretty drunk through  this
whole meeting.  He told us more about himself.
He's defiantly a Dixie boy. He even taught his pet parakeet
to whistle Dixie, so I whistled Dixie to try and get the bird to, and
he couldn't believe that a Utah boy knew how to whistle Dixie. He
then talked about how he really wants to start changing his life (as
he was lighting a cigarette) and that he'd been watching glen beck.
Aperantly glen has been talking about love, and how the savior always
showed love in his actions, and he really liked that. He
told us that he really wanted to start showing love to others. He also
told us that he might just want to convert to the church! I think he
might have some word of wisdom stuff to work out though!
 He told us to come back the next day so we could talk with
him so we said sure! On the way out he gave me a biker patch that
reads "I'm the Christian satan warned you about" and I gave him a Book
of Mormon.   
 We went back the next day, but he wasn't home. It was all a really strange experience,
and I think we might just go back again sometime to see how he's
Anyway, I'll finish with a story about how Elder Moe had ants in his
bed a few nights ago.  We were about to go to bed when he saw all these
ants crawling all over the bed, so we had to spray them all off with
bug spray! We got them all killed, and he put his bed up on a bed
stand finally. He had just been sleeping on the box and mattress on
the floor, and that's why the ants went onto his bed and not mine,
because my bed was raised above the ground. It reminded me of dads
story of the bed bugs, so I said a prayer that the ants wouldn't
return, and they didn't!
I love you all, but Jesus loves you more! I love my boots and viola
and the salsa and everything, thanks again! I'm so excited for
conference, I love to hear what the Prophet and Apostles have to say!
Love, Elder Murdock
Elder Murdock!

P-Day at the Church.  Cooking Breakfast for lunch!

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