October 13, 2014Polacca, AZ
Well everyone this has been a much better week in HopiLand. It is getting cold, and am am thankful for suit season (we have to wear suits or sweater from conference to conference unless it is above 70 degrees). I have a cold because of how chilly and windy it gets during the day.
Well this week I got to on exchanges in Tuba City again, this time with Elder Lake. We had an awesome time. Going to Tuba is nice because it is a city, but I was reminded of how "Rezzy" it was when we saw 3 horses running down the sidewalk of the main street being chased by a 12 year old native in her Pj's.
While in Tuba City we knocked into a guy who was very rude. He said "I don't associate with the LDS, respect my religion." and he slammed the door. We then knocked on the door again to give him a card with our number on it. He then said "you are disrespecting my religion" we asked what religion he was and he said "none and I am calling the Cops" This is where my fiery attitude got us in trouble, Elder Lake and I can both get a bit hot headed... So we told him to call the cops. (they can't do anything to us because we're white) Well he slammed the door again after throwing something at me, we stuck the card in his door and walked away. He came our and ripped up the card threw it across his yard and got on the phone. We continued to knock at other people's doors for a good 45 minutes in the same cul-du-sac and the cops never showed up. It was a funny, freaky experience. and now I know I have diplomatic immunity. And I remembered that Navajo cops never come to anything... I also need to keep my emotions in check...
I have a couple of sweet pictures to send out but I forgot my camera... I have a sick new tie and a dog fighting weapon.
So Elder Hooton and I went to teach a Less Active, when we got there the door was answered by a babysitter. She let us in and then the Less Actives 30 year old daughter came out, she was high. She was so high that her dad got a babysitter for her kids while she was there. We sat down and began to Teach the babysitter who seemed interested, and then the high girl came into play. She has never listened to us except for once when the Tree of Life caught her eye. She began to teach the other girl about the tree of life and to cuss her out at the same time. She then told the babysitter (who is about her age) to leave and so she went into the other room (we're trying to find where she lives). Well anyway the high girl continues to teach us about our doctrine and then told us that we should teach the people in the jail. We tried to tell her that we are trying to get it worked out so that we can but she stopped us and told us that we don;'t try we do, that Jesus didn't try that he did. She told us that Jesus sacrificed and asked if we are, we said yes implying the 2 years, but she then asked us "do you have nails in your hands, no. Are you on a cross, no." Later she taught us about how we worshiped ALLAH and then gave us a $200 Kachina Drawing, that we are returning to her father because he seemed mad when it happened. We can't wait to go back and see how she acts when she down to earth.
We have some awesome new investigators who live in K-Town and they are super interested. We started to have a lesson with a guy who was burning outside, and then his girlfriend came out and told us to come inside. We then had a lesson with Him the girlfriend and the girlfriend's less-active Grandmother, who has a solid testimony.
Now here's sacrament meeting. Basically I'm the only person who sings, because no one else knows the songs or even how to sing. But we were sitting next to a blind lady one day and at the end of the meeting she turns to Elder Hooton and says "you have a beautiful voice" he replied that it was actually me and that he was just mouthing the words. She then shook he head and said 'I heard his voice and trust me it wasn't good"...wow that was funny. Cyrus a 3 year old boy bore his testimony, let me start by telling you that he is a goofball and when he went up we didn't know what to expect. This is what he said in his deepest voice "hello everybody, this is me Cyrus and that's my mom. I just want to talk to you all today and say I'm grateful for the Elders and that my new name is Elder Dukepoo." he said lots of other stuff but it was great.
Well today I leave you all with this:
SEE MEET THE MORMONS!!!
We got to see this movie a couple of days before it came our and it is amazing the movie will change your life. It is awesome!!! Bring friends to see it as well, it is funny as well as heart touching and really lets people know that Mormons aren't as stereotypical at they think. Also see it in these first 2 weeks because the more it is seen in these first 2 weeks the more theaters it gets seen in around the world. It is a great tool to open people's hearts to talking about what you believe.
Also a side note this coming week is transfers and I won't know what's happening until Saturday night. Since mail takes 5-6 days to get here please don't send my anything until I can let you know if I'm going or staying. Just so that missionaries don't have to worry about forwarding things. Thanks.
Love you all,