Wednesday, June 7, 2017

June 7, 2017 - Lies

Hey everyone this week was a great week! Today for PDay we had a barbeque and played soccer here at the court in the church with all of the missionaries from the zone, it was like a tiny Memorial Day, except it was really cold. But the great thing about today was that there was a lot of leftover meat, so we will be set for a few days. 

The people here in our sector our great. We have a few investigators who are coming to church regularly now and really enjoy the members and learning about the gospel. However, they are all Haitians and live in the same house, and they want to wait a few more months to all get baptized until the rest of their friends come over so they can all get baptized at the same time, so we are working with them to keep reading the scriptures and learning every day so that they can prepare for baptism! The crazy thing is is that like all of them speak good English, so we are back to also teaching some of our lessons in English, which I am not going to lie, is pretty hard because Spanish is just easier now. A couple weeks ago Elder Gates and I were contacting people in the street and we ran into a guy named Juan. We were on our way to an appointment, and he yelled after us to go stop by his house on a Thursday. Well pretty much everyone here yells that at us, but they just like seeing us run all over the place, but we felt something different when Juan talked with us, and when we passed by two days later he was in his house!We shared the Restoration with him and he told us how he was baptized as a kid but had never been to the church after his baptism. We invited him to read the Book of Mormon and come to church, and he has been doing both of those things every week since we found him, it has been a miracle! Heavenly Father sometimes works in mysterious ways to carry out his work. 

Ok so funny story of the week. On Saturday we went to go visit a less active member in our ward, and his dad was standing out front of the house in the sidewalk. We have already met with him and talked with him before, so we know him and he knows us. We greeted him and asked if his son was in the house. He looked us square in the eye and said "I am the uncle, I am visiting for today, I do not know who you are." We have literally talked to this guy like 5 times. Then his son poked his head out the window and told us to come in the house and the dad told us "Actually I am the dad, I was lying to you, you can go in the house." Morale of the story kids is do not lie, it does nothing.

Overall as always, loving the mission, loving the things we are doing and I love serving the children of God. I hope you all have a good week!


Elder Tilghman

Helaman 14

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