Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Week #35 - People Throw Rocks at Things That Shine

Hey Family!

Tuesday was great. Happy 30th birthday Mama Graham! Wait, it's 30 or 31. I forget...ANYWHO (dodged that bullet) Hope you enjoyed the picture from Tarieq.  Mom got this picture from Tarieq, an awesome member in Spanish Town, while out to birthday dinner - made my night!  Cody's note says, "Happy Birthday Mama Graham and Elder Christensen's note says "Happy Birthday from your grandson" (missionary lingo, because Cody is his trainer, he's known as Christensen's dad.  Hence me, the grandma - not feeling old now WHATSOEVER). Notice how I didn't mention it in my email last week for dramatic effect and then BOOM. There it was. Alright back to missionary work.

On Wednesday I got to see a couple miracles so that is awesome. First off, an investigator named Anthony (who had previously told us that the Book of Mormon would not lead to "becoming a Mormon" for him) accepted to work toward being baptized on November 22! I also got to see the power of a priesthood blessing work immediately which I have never seen before.

Thursday was kind of interesting. After a lesson, we were getting ready to leave when we looked down the lane and saw a lady walking away while a different lady, who was clearly very angry and offended by the first woman, just started picking up rocks and throwing them at her. Later on when it got dark, someone kept trying to throw rocks at us! It was so dark and there were lots of places to hide so we couldn't figure out where they were coming from, but we would hear them skipping on the ground toward us and act like we were in the Matrix and dodge them. We're weird.

Friday was awesome. We met a guy at his house which doubled as a bag juice factory and he gave us some free bag juice which was so nice. They sell it for way cheap like $70 JD for a bag of 12 of them. That's close to 70 cents for like 2 liters of bag juice....YES.

Sunday, Elder Christensen and I both got to speak and they let us choose topics. Miraculously, I talked about how we access grace by faith, and he talked about how we exercise faith. Not planned. But they were perfectly tag-teamed talks. I'm no longer afraid to talk in front of large groups - it kinda just faded away after talking with so many strangers all the time I guess haha.

Love you and miss you all!
Elder Graham

Pulled a fast one on some other missionaries who always take bathroom pit stops at our house throughout the day
There are some creepy Dora paintings on the walls of schools around town

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