Monday, August 25, 2014

Street Contacting this Week

(This is Jason's email from last week.  We were out of town and couldn't post it.)   No pictures this week.

Hey!! How’s it going!? Another week down crazy how time flies by so quickly but slowly too. Well this week was one of those slower ones, but it was pretty good. Elder B** and I are still having a very hard time finding people to teach here we had two investigators A** and N** drop us this past week so we were left with not a whole lot to stand on.  On Tuesday, we found a new guy to teach named C** and he has a baptismal date for the 14th of September!! So pray and let’s hope that he comes to church and continues to listen to the lessons. He is a 19 year old kid we met while going by some formers in our area book and he is a solid guy! Super humble and was nice for wanting to talk to us when clearly his family made it clear that they didn’t want anything to do with it.  We are excited to work with him and hope we are able to help him in any way possible towards setting his life towards God and the Savior.

Compton has been good!   I love the area here!  It’s exactly how I imagined it.   Tuesday I was able to get into some of the more rough parts of town when I was on exchanges. While we were trying to contact people in the streets, we had 2 cops pull us over off our bikes to "talk" to us. They were demanding, “Why are you here?? Do you guys know where you are at?" ha ha We were all yeah.. in Compton?  They just stared at us and said, "Guys.. people get shot all the time here please be careful and go home early.”  Then they left.. it was super funny!  But it’s true there have been a couple of times while being out here where I knew we had to get out of an area due to certain circumstances that were starting to happen.   But it’s all good and I love the ghetto.

So, a couple of weeks ago we found a girl named A** while we were contacting on the street. She was English speaking so we had to pass her off to the YSA ward elders here in the area.   We found out a couple of days ago that she has a baptismal date also coming up! So that’s sweet even though it’s not with us.  We still can see how passing off and giving referrals still helps the work move along. We haven’t been doing a whole lot of teaching and have mostly just been trying to find people this whole week so it’s been a super slow one, but I had some good exchanges with some elders this week in their areas.

On Saturday, we had a big BBQ with an investigator and the food was awesome! Everything was going great until his neighbor decided to come over hammered to go for a swim in the pool. His neighbor was beyond drunk and came and started causing all kinds of crazy things.  She was calling us out for our faith and asking us to read her something out of the Book of John.    She was saying how our Mormon book doesn’t even have the Book of John.   I’d be lying if I said I didn’t enjoy her making a fool out of herself.   haha   But anyways we left and left her a card with our number asking her to call us in the morning. haha.

It was good being on exchanges, but now I’m back and need to go to work.   I am hoping for a good week! Just like I hope you all have a great week too! I appreciate all your love and prayers for all the missionaries… it means a lot. I hope you all have a great week and stay safe! Thanks for everything.

Love, Elder Woffinden

Oh, our ward since we have so many LA members is now turning into a branch starting next week so that’s a big change!

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