Saturday, April 23, 2016

You Want Us to Get the Drunk Guy Out of the Chapel?

Hey all!!

So everything continues to go super well here in Formosa! Still super-hot though... It’s been hovering 100 degrees this past week... so that has been super fun!

But this past week was just a normal week when it comes to being a missionary... we walked a lot... talked a lot... and that’s about it! We didn’t have a baptism this past week so that was something out of the ordinary for us now.  We did start teaching English classes this past week and had a pretty good showing of 2 people this past week so that pretty dope... hahaha

But I also had another round of interviews with my mission president... he basically just asks if we are doing good, if we’re enjoying the mission, and how we are doing with our health… It super simple and chill plus he buys us lunch so that’s super chill!! just a low-key meeting!

This last Sunday was a little crazy at church... we had about 120 people show up so that just opens up the door for craziness... but more than anything after all the meetings we had the bishop come up to us and ask us "Elders, there’s a drunk man sleeping in the chapel, can you go escort him out?" like what?! Why us?!  But we did anyways and we go and shake him and this dude is just plastered drunk... I don’t think a mega phone to the ear would have woken this guy up... but luckily after about 5 minutes he wakes up and leaves so that’s the first time I’ve had a low key encounter with a drunk man.

But all continues to go super well for us!  We still love going to the Indian colony because they’re our only friends that we have here in Formosa... But one of them got Dengue so we have been spending some time with her while she tries to get better... luckily she is slowly and surely getting better but I have never seen anyone in such bad shape in my life.

But all is well! I’m still healthy and walking! 
Hope all is well with you all back home!!
Have a good week!
Elder Peters

Yeah the temperature is’s still hot and people just tell us to buckle down because it doesn’t get much colder.  But this past week was good! we didn’t have a baptism... (I know weird... it’s almost become a regular thing for us...) but we are planning on one this next week!!

This past week one of our recent converts (kind of... he got baptized but not confirmed 2 weeks ago... I sent a pic of him in last week’s email) actually shared a lesson with us! He has been having lots of problems with his family and then earlier that day he had fallen off his roof cutting his palm trees... so he could barely walk just around his house... but he shared with us 2 Ne 31:13.

 13 Por tanto, amados hermanos míos, sé que si seguís al Hijo con íntegro propósito de corazón, sin acción hipócrita y sin engaño ante Dios, sino con verdadera intención, arrepintiéndoos de vuestros pecados, testificando al Padre que estáis dispuestos a tomar sobre vosotros el nombre de Cristo por medio del bautismo, sí, siguiendo a vuestro Señor y Salvador y descendiendo al agua, según su palabra, he aquí, entonces recibiréis el Espíritu Santo; sí, entonces viene el bautismo de fuego y del Espíritu Santo; y entonces podéis hablar con lengua de ángeles y prorrumpir en alabanzas al Santo de Israel.  (13 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, I know that if ye shall follow the Son, with full purpose of heart, acting no hypocrisy and no deception before God, but with real intent, repenting of your sins, witnessing unto the Father that ye are willing to take upon you the name of Christ, by baptism—yea, by following your Lord and your Savior down into the water, according to his word, behold, then shall ye receive the Holy Ghost; yea, then cometh the baptism of fire and of the Holy Ghost; and then can ye speak with the tongue of angels, and shout praises unto the Holy One of Israel.)

And he’s like "When I left the water I felt like a could start with a blank white page in my life... I know this is the path I need to take I know that tomorrow when I get confirmed will be the biggest day of my life because I know the Holy Ghost will be there for me always helping me be a better man then I used to be... I want to thank you guys for always being there for me and helping me get to where I am so that I walk on the pathway that will be bring me to the temple and to God." So that was a pretty dope experience to have and then the next day he comes to church (barely walking) and gets confirmed!! so that was super dope.

But other than that we walk fine down here. I had another interview with President Franco this past week and I’m not home so I guess I’m being a righteous missionary!  But he did tell me Elder Sheehan (from the MTC) went to Buenos Aires to get surgery! like thanks for telling me now bro! everything is ok with him he just has to keep it cool for the time being and can’t walk a lot... but it was super tranquilo and we got free lunch after so that was fun!!

But not much else happened this week... anything else I think of will go in the group email!

But it sounds like you’re keeping busy back home! Hope all continues to go well!!


Elder Peters

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