I am serving a mission in Birmingham, England and I am so excited. I am having one of the best experiences of my life!
Monday, January 9, 2012
England is good, Walsall is great!! I can't believe I've been out about 6 months! It's insane how fast it really does go. The area is great. I love Walsall and don't want to leave, so I'm hoping I can stay here a while. I love the people, the members, everything about it. We are working really hard right now to help our investigators progress. We have tons, we just can't seem to get them moving forward. Some of our potential investigators either flogg us or don't have any desire to know more or continue seeing us. Me and Elder Steed are working hard and really want an investigator with a baptisimal date. That is our goal this week. Just like in the Mormon Message:
It's a new year, don't look back just keep moving foward. We were teaching a less-active member. He is from the Congo and he is awesome. We were talking about how we have to walk the path and how we continue to fall off this path and how God continues to pick us up to put us back on it again, and this man said the most amazing thing! He said, "It all depends on our willingness to walk the path. We have this simple plan God has created and the path we need to walk. Now it all depends on us and our willingness to walk the path we are on."
Loads of candy--there's a story to this.....
We went over to the home of a less-active family. She is the daughter of this really cool older couple in the ward who feed us like every Friday. But anyway, we are over there just getting to know them, and we're chatting it up. During this, she brings out some candy and feeds some to the boys and us. One of her boys is way cute, he's about 2. To picture him, picture the little baby on Ice Age (haha). He has a piece of chocolate and then she puts the candy away and he bawls his eyes out. Face plants it in the ground, and just lays there like Randy on the Christmas Story. She then says, "yeah, sorry he is a chocolate addict". So now its about time for us to go, and we ask if there is anything we can do for them. She says, "Yeah, eat some of our chocolate. So of course we say, "sure we can do that." She says, "good I'll go make some bags for you." Now I'm expecting a little ziploc with some candies---NOOO!! She comes out with this huge bag (like the red ones we have for Target and stuff). Ginormous bags loaded and overflowing with candy bars hahahah we just are like wow. Now at this point the little chocolate addict cannot take his eyes of that bag. He walks over to it and looks inside and of course we know what he's thinking-- WHAT ARE YOU DOING MOM!?!? He looks inside it, and then looks back up again. Now this is alot of candy. I picked it up and it easily weighed about 10 pounds. The little boy grabs the handles of the bag and starts dragging it across the floor toward the door. We are all just laughing, then his dad walked in and blocked the door and just started laughing. So the little boy resorted to his back up plan. . . . and he started attempting to eat the chocolate, but his dad stopped him just in time. It was hilarious!
Some ginormous miner guy in the middle of Wolverhampton. It was nuts!