Friday, March 10, 2017

1999 Pokemon Tokens from Burger King

This week we had someone who was not accountable come to church.  We went through our area book and called this guy named Sean who had been taught but never been dropped.  We read that his last lesson with the missionaries was Genesis 24.  It also said that the one time he came to church he bore his testimony.  We called him up and he told us that he would always want to talk about Jesus.  We invited him to church as well. Things were looking good for us.  We had the Newbolds pick them up.  They are the Senior couple in the YSA branch.  So when he comes to church we see that he isn't there all the way.  During the sacrament he wanted to say another prayer to help him with a job or get a job. After the sacrament he was asked to introduce himself.  He wanted to bare his testimony at the same time. Note that this was after fast and testimony meeting.  He gets up and starts venting about Facebook and about how someone was talking bad about him.  This ended up being the theme of the whole church service.  It was funny.  So when we were separating for classes he comes up to us and asked us if we are pokemon fans.  We were like no but he proceeded to pull out his Burger King Pokemon Tokens from 1999 and showed it to us and then kept talking to us about Pokemon. So then we start walking to class.  We start talking to someone else about their week and life in general and then in the middle of it he interrupts and starts talking about his problems and Facebook again.  It was frustrating but funny.  I felt like I was babysitting at this point.  We get to class and he wants to say the opening prayer.  The Branch at this time knew that that shouldn't happen so we tactfully put it on someone else.  Class starts and he makes some interesting comments and that goes until the end of church.  Well at the end of church we have a potato bar because it's fast Sunday and we have a pot luck at the end of church.  We are to help set up and he kept being by the food.  I was afraid he was just going to start eating so we had to tell him to help us set up.  More babysitting.  Then the food starts.  I luckily got away but Elder Hopkins was stuck sitting next to him and talking to him.  It was funny but then I decided to go over there and help.  He just wasn't there all the way just from that conversation.  The sad thing is we learned that his father was drunk when he was 3 and dropped him on the head. It was just so sad to learn that. In the end we updated the teaching record and we aren't going to contact him again.

On the more positive note we had Raju, Frank, and Bruce come to church. Bruce actually brought his son Jayden and he loved it.  It was so touching to see him teach Jayden about the hymn books and to also see the love Bruce had for Jayden.  Just so great.

Also this week I went on an exchange with Elder Tuitavuki. He is another one of the Polynesians in our mission.  I realized after the exchange that I have been on an exchange with all of the Polynesians in the mission that I could possibly go on an exchange with.  It was so cool to realize.

Nothing too huge happened the rest of the week. Just regular missionary work.

"Behold, verily, verily, I say unto thee, thou art not called to go into the eastern countries, but thou art called to go to the Ohio." Doctrine and Covenants 39:14
Found that this morning, Have a great week!

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