Wednesday, March 29, 2017
March 29, 2017 - No I do not want to smoke with you
Hey everyone how are you doing? This past week was a week of a ton of walking, all of our appointments fell and no one seemed to be in their house, so it was contacting and walking in an effort to find more people. But, that is just how the mission is, the weeks that are difficult are the ones that make you humble and obedient. But, there were some great highlights of the week, including interviews with President Gwilliam yesterday!
Ok so we had some cool stories last week that happened while we were contacting. On Monday we were walking around trying to find a reference and we knocked on the wrong door and a Haitian guy answered the door. He spoke little Spanish but we pulled out our Haitian material and started to teach him the Restoration of the Gospel. He got a little smile on his face and told us to come back later this week, so we are really excited to see his progression! Yesterday Elder Gowers and I were out looking for a less active member in our ward, and we knocked on his door but we found out that he had moved, but we ended up talking to Ricardo, the older man who answered the door. We discussed Christ and Easter and His Resurrection, and he invited us back tomorrow, it was a powerful experience. We found a little problem with Nevel, he still wants to get baptized but he wants to wait until his wife gets here from Haiti so that they can get baptized at the same time, so we are continuing to teach and work with him in an effort to still have him be baptized soon! Overall things are going very good with the people we are teaching, and we are excited to see where things take us.
This last week I had divisions as well with my district leader Elder Carney. He is a great guy, I actually met him my first day in the mission, so we had a good laugh about my first days here when I did not know where I was or what to say with the language, it was so weird to see the progress that I have made since then. Yesterday we also had interviews with President Gwilliam. It was great to be able and talk with him and discuss how we can better as missionaries and how we have the great responsibility to take this gospel to the world, and there is no greater trust than that in the world.
This last week Elder Gowers and I also made a music video (hop this link works to view https://drive.google.com/a/myldsmail.net/file/d/0B8aUIdnz2aY7aDRUemR5Ui1aR28/view?usp=sharing), but let me explain. For our district meetings every week, someone gets assigned the special musical number with their companion. For those of you who know me, I do not sing well, but it is all good hahhaha. On Monday morning Elder Gowers and I woke up an hour and a half early to meet up with the Zone Leaders and hike a mountain in our zone. We went to the top, and right as the sun rose we sung the song and it was pretty awesome, one of the funnest things that I have done on the mission no lie.
Ok so funny story of the week. As we were walking around in the sun this week we walked by a pretty ghetto street in our sector. This one guy yelled at us if we wanted to go smoke with him because it was cool. We said no and then they just laughed and kept yelling at us for like 10 minutes to come smoke with them hahahhaa. Remember kids do not do drugs, they are not good for you.
Anyway this was a good week, a ton of work, but that is the way the mission should be. I hope you all have a good week, I pray for you all! Do not forget to write!
Obi Wan Tilghman
Star Wars P Day with the ultimate movie set up
It was actually cold one day
A nice little ghetto farm
It was also Elder Gowers birthday on Saturday, and this was birthday breakfast, pancakes!