Monday, May 23, 2016

May 23, 2016 Elder Sroud: New Trainee

HERRO FAMIRYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

How were you guys this week?

Anyways in terms of this week. I always forget all of the important stuff to tell you guys about but ill do my best to remember some details. So im still in the 4 man apartment. Besides my trainee we also have a new incomer, an Elder Lai who is Taiwanese. He's a funny dude, always plays the exact same 4 EFY songs every morning, one of which sounds like Owl City is singing it.And he LOVES playing board games. This guy has like an entire suitcase full of board games its hilarious. Every night after we finish planning i'll do a little ab workout then he comes in and he's like When are you coming to play??????? He particularly loves one called Star Realms if you've ever heard of it. He also knows the most hilarious english he always says what the heck?? When something crazy happens. 

In terms of my actual companion, he's a bro. He played LAX in high school. He's from Orlando, Florida, and lived in the same neighborhood that JJ Reddick, Jameer Nelson, and Quentin Richardson used to live in. He's super brave about going and trying new things. Definitely still in the adjusting stages. Lemme know if there's anything else you want to know about him.

This week we had a cool miracle. We saw this lady walking with her kids and waved to her but they just kept walking so we were like ahh whatever forget it. Butt then we decided w guy came up and was like hey are you the mormons? Turns out he has a lot of interest in the church. He went ahead and sat down with us at a family mart and came to the church the next day for a tour.
e might as well go over there and try to talk to her. While i was talking to the mom (who wants us to go to her tea party and preach to all of her tea party ladies) this super

One of the people we've been working with gave us this Taiwanese style chicken off the street, like head and everything. So i was adventurous and went ahead and tried the whole thing - eyeballs, brains everything. It was pretty good. Amy definitely would have been disturbed, we were like straight carnivores. 

Other hilarious story. So in Taiwan they have these "massage" places everywhere where a lot more sketchy stuff goes on at them than massages, if you catch my drift. So anyways we contact this lady who says we can come back later and visit her at her work and share some church stuff with her. When we show up at her place, it's one of these massage places and we ended up sharing the restoration of the gospel with her in this sketchy back room. haha yeah so that happened....she had no interest in the gospel.

It rained quite a bit so got pretty soaked.

Heres a missionary scripture for you guys from Alma 26:22 "Yeah, he that repenteth and exerciseth faith and bringeth forth good works, and prayeth continually without ceasing unto such is given to know the mysteries of God; yeah unto such it shall be given to reveal things which never have been revealed, yea and it shall be given unto such to bring thousands of souls to repentance, even as it has been given unto us to bring these our bretheren to repentance."

Love you guys hope you have a great week!

Elder Nelson

倪長老

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