Wednesday, May 17, 2017

May 17, 2017 - Monday

Hey everyone! This last week has been a fun week, full of different crazy events both good and interesting, so lets talk about it. 

Our investigators that we have right now are progressing rock solid, we do not have very many, and it has been a battle trying to find new ones, but the couple that we have keep progressing and moving towards their baptismal date at the beginning of next month. Their names are Nevel and Fritzna, they are some Haitians we met a couple months ago on the street, and they are the humblest men I have ever met, super willing to learn and be taught. It has been awesome to see their progress and their own desires to learn more about God and Jesus Christ and to see them move towards their goal of baptism. However, with the other investigators we have, we know there are people prepared out their to talk and meet with us, it is now our job right now to find them. 

Sunday was awesome because I got to talk with my family by Skype! As missionaries we talk everyweek on our emails, but only twice a year do we get to call back home and see people and talk face to face. It was a blessing to be able to talk and see my family and my friends, and I am grateful for each and everyone of you!

Ok so now with the title of my email. Monday was nuts. Absolutely crazy. Right after I got done telling my family on Sunday how crazy Chile was, on Monday some of the weirdest things ever happened, all within the space of about 5 hours. Ok so to start off the day, a person smiled at us when we said hi to them. Crazy right? Hahahahahha no just a joke. In the afternoon on Monday we went to do some contacting in some ghetto apartments in the hood, and when I say ghetto I mean dogs running around everywhere in their poop, trash on the ground and roof and drunk people, or, the usual. So we were walking around and we talked to a group of 4 guys smoking and drinking, and they were friendly and sent us on our way. Right away as we left, one of the guys from that group stood in the doorway, took his shirt off and started screaming his head off and shaking violently telling us to run and get out. He was higher than the clouds. His friends shut the door to keep him quiet and we continued on our way. 

The second part was we went to go see an investigator at night and we saw a little preschool in our sector that had its side doors open to the public and we saw a church member go in on his phone. So we went over to talk and the member told us that people have been robbing the preschool for about 3 days and that they just broke in again. The worst part is the member lives in a house right above the preschool and he said that the guys saw him in the house and now are probably going to come back and rob him. We had a nice chat with the member and waitied for help to show up from the Preschool pricipal and police and then we left.

So that was what happened on Monday, there were of course other minor events, but those were the two major things that happened, so that was fun. As always I love these people, they make me shake my head sometimes, but it is an honor to be working and serving alongside them. Thank each and everyone of you for all of your love and support, I wish you all a great week!


Elder Tilghman

Doctrina y Convenios 89
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