School has started up again in ann arbor. It's getting pretty crazy! I've been out for an entire summer! NUTS! I'm soon hitting my 4 month mark! WHAT!? So life is good. I got a few stories this week. Nothing much but some are kind of funny.
So M____, the one who decided to create his own religion had his court date which actually got pushed back a few months. But our ward mission leader took him to his thing and gave him a blessing. Apperently, while they were on their way to court, M told him that he prayed for a sign that this church was true. HAHAHA. He said, "If this church is true, make me sick!" Anyways, the next day, he woke up with a really bad cold. I thought that was kind of really funny. But we're teaching him still... This time we're going back and really going over what we talk about so that he understands haha.
Another random funny story. We were at our ward mission leaders house for Correlation, and as we were leaving their son walks out butt-naked! It was hilarious. Then our ward mission leader was like... c'mon luke.. lets go get you some pants... and then his wife walks out from the kitchen waving a spatula around and screams, "NO! HE DOES NOT GET CLOTHES UNTIL HE POOPS IN THE POTTY." Potty-training. It's hilarious.
So here's a kind of cool story. I told you a little bit about A. He's the one with kidney disease. The day of his doctors appointment, we went over to his house and he wanted a blessing. So we go over and the two brothers in the ward who came over read a story with him about Zeezrom and how he was healed according to his faith. And A was really upset because he doesn't think his faith is very good. So I told him the scripture in ALma 32, "even if you have only a desire to believe", so I asked him if he had a desire to believe. And he said, "I know that there is a God. And I know that Christ died for me-" And he stopped. Grabbed his chest, and said, "I felt something. I really felt something!" So we asked him what he felt, and he said he felt warm. So we told him that was the Holy Ghost, and he just lit up. So he received the blessing. And he said that the first part of the blessing it felt like his heart stopped and he wasn't breathing so he could understand the words. Then during the second part of the blessing he just felt overwhelmed with peace and calm. And then he just started crying, and was like, "I FEEL LIKE I NEED TO CHANGE! Like, I need to wear a suit or something.. And stop cussing!" We haven't seen him since then, but we plan on seeing him soon because he told us he was going to start praying at least 3 times a day. His mom, Deborah, loves us, because we came over one night to check up on him. She became an investigator this week as well, because she just saw how much we care about Antonio and that we're steering him in the right direction.
I know that most people don't get to see the seeds they plant grow too much while on their mission, but honestly, I've been so blessed. 2 people that I've taught have been baptized. I saw Otto's name pop up on the list of baptisms this week, and Michelle, my first investigator was baptized last transfer. It is so cool.
We also tracted into a portuguese speaking household. They were super chill from Sao Paolo so we got to talk to them for a while and that was awesome. Did I tell you that I can understand spanish? I can't speak it, but I can understand it. We're also teaching this family from Mozambique. They speak portuguese, and we're having dinner with them and a member sometime this week. It's super cool.
Anyways, I love being a missionary. It's been the best. Yes, you have ups and downs, but overrall, I feel like I'm always happy. Tired, but happy. It's the bomb dot com.
Love you guys,