Monday, March 6, 2017

Mardi Gras 2017

Bonjour mis amis! I sure hope y'all have been doing good wherever you
are, it's been quite the crazy week for us out here in Louisiana, From
Friday of last week to Tuesday this week, the whole gosh darn state
was in party mode for Mardi Gras. To explain a bit of what Mardi Gras
is; pretty much, it's a bunch of drunk people wearing funny looking
costumes throwing beads at each other during non stop parades all day.
Yeah, that's about it, with lots of crazy music and good food too! It
was pretty rough trying to find people to teach that day, and the few
appointments that we had fell through, so we decided to go down town
to see what all the hullabaloo was about, mostly because that's where
everybody in town was anyway. We tried to talk to a few people, but no
one really took us too seriously, we did end up in a lot of people
snap chats though! We must have been quite the sight to see! The one
lesson we did teach went well, but by the end of it he told us he was
going down to the big parade that was supposed to end the whole day
off, and he asked us if we wanted to follow him down, so we ended up
back down at another parade anyway! We only stayed for thirty minutes
or so because we had a diner appointment, so we told him goodbye and
took off to the trailer park this member lives in. He'd made us some
good gumbo too, almost as good as my moms, but it was a nice way to
end a day full of Cajun culture, eating gumbo out of a Tupperware bowl
in an old trailer with a nice member of the church. Weird day, but
still good!

Elder Kent and I have been doing good too, we've been having fun
working with the members around here, finding new people to teach, and
working with some of the investigators the sisters left for us to
teach. We went over to an apartment complex Friday morning for a
return appointment with a family we'd found a couple days before, they
weren't home but we did find a nice young guy named Thomas sitting in
a wheel chair outside their building, it was probably the best timed
hint that's happened, if we hadn't come for that return appointment
we wouldn't have met him, taught him a little lesson, and given him a
Book of Mormon. We asked him if he would be baptized if he knew it was
all true, and he said of course he would! I'm excited to start
teaching him.

That's about it for me this week, I sure do love y'all, but I love the
Lord even more than that! I'm happy to be out here serving him, I
can't believe it's already been 85 weeks out here! The ponderize
scripture for this week is 2 Nephi 10:23, read it live it love it, and
remember to be cheery!
Elder Murdock
True to the Faith

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