Wednesday, June 18, 2008

A Happy Family

Hello everyone, this week was really good! On Tuesday we contacted these two ladies sitting on their porch and they invited us to sit with them and teach them. One of the ladies was really nice, but the other one was drinking and smoking and was kind of drunk. I guess she had drunk a lot right before we got there, because as we were going through the lesson she was getting drunker and drunker, and then my companion said something like, "...and so eventually the people rejected the apostles and killed them too" and then she was like "how beautiful." and my companion said, "I said they KILLED them."
Thursday was awesome. I went on exchanges with the Zone Leaders. I had a really humbling experience. We had a dinner appointment with this recent convert family and Elder Driscoll was telling me how the dad had a really bad drinking and smoking problem when they met him and it was causing lots of marital and family problems and he had tired to quit several times but couldn't. When the Elders taught him the gospel, he quit his smoking and drinking cold turkey. They are an amazing family. They are super super poor. They have trouble getting together enough money to put a gallon of gas in the car so they can go to church, and when we were over there, they rolled out the red carpet and made sure that we were well fed. They were one of the happiest families that I had ever seen, and yet they had next to nothing. It's amazing the blessings that the Restored Gospel brings into peoples lives. Friday night was the Spanish Ward's Father's Day party. It was awesome. The Spanish people really know how to throw a good party.

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