Okay so I have come to learn that if you laugh at your companion for something that has happened to him the Lord will have it happen to you as well. We went and did service for Maria, my convert and she is so crazy! She has really hit a low point in her life and she does not have money for anything, she really does not have money now for her medicine, she is suffering from schizophrenia and diabetes so when she does not have medicine she really does end up going crazy and freaking out. She lives on the side of this cliff and she has cut her house out of the cliff, so after walking down to her house which pretty much is a dump we ended up cutting all the weeds down because she is scared that there will be a fire pretty soon and she will die if they don't get cut. First of all her tools are a bunch of crap and are zip tied to the wood handles, also it took us like ten minutes to climb all the way to the top of the cliff and seriously climb to this overhang to cut grass. Anyway my companion Elder Allred is such a boss and a jokester and was reading from the mission manual about how we should not be doing dangerous activity's and I was laughing and saying nothing could go wrong, in short it did go wrong. I was leaning trying to reach these weeds and slipped and fell off this cliff. As I was falling the world really went into slow mo and I thought that this was it and I was a goner! I looked and yelled "no elder!" and I really thought that the last image that I would see was my companions horror struck face as I fell off the lip of this cliff! I landed and crumpled in the dust and I was laying there for a minute. But I remembered the scripture in 2 Nephi were it says rise from the dust and be men, So I got up shaky and I was fine! It was a miracle! I landed right next to this toilet and I was so glad I did not hit it! I broke a metal bird cage but it did no harm! I was a little shaky but my comp said he got some great pictures but he said he almost pooped his pants seeing me go off the cliff. It was a good 20 foot cliff and I cant believe I fell! hahaha But miracles do happen!
Also a dog bit me this week! It was crazy and it hurt so bad! we were talking to our investigators and as we were walking out of nowhere this dog freaked out and jumped and bit my leg and I hit it with the Book of Mormon but I thought for sure I would have to get rabbis shots! ugh! So I look down and it broke skin but it was not bleeding, I said a prayer, taught the lesson and after I called the nurse and she was saying a bunch of random stuff, like " squeeze it and see what happens, p.s. that hurt a lot, then she asked how I felt, dry mouth etc haha but really it was okay and I have a huge bruise now!
Also we were walking down the side of this hill when a stair I was walking on broke and hit me in the back of the leg, seriously! ugh my right leg is seriously a goner hahahahaha.
Benji passed his interview with flying colors! What a champ he is! The thing that is so sweet is that he is going to church as well as his whole family, his mom is paying tithing and she will be called to have a calling soon! Also his brother will be receiving the priesthood shortly! We have re activated and it was a great experience. I was practicing the questions with him and I asked him the question, "have you ever committed a serious crime?" He started to cry and was super sad and ran away and told us later that he committed a huge crime, we asked what and his whispered to his mom and she told us that 2 years ago when he was at school he stole a pencil!!!!!!! He told us he was feeling super bad so we prayed together and he passed the interview! He is so pure and an angel not only for the family but for the whole ward!
We also had some crazy miracles with finding new people to teach. We are currently teaching a young man named Giovanni, he is a stud 18 years old and when we contacted him he was wearing a St George t shirt, we laughed and told him we where from there, he invited us in and he will be baptised on the 25!
Tamara will be baptised on the 25 too! She is great but getting her to church is super hard!
love you guys and pictures are on the way
|Elder Allred and I on the side of the hill|
|This is part of the cliff hahahaha. It looks a lot smaller than it is.|
|Turns out what a bunch of drunk people do is that they cut open a melon and take the |
seeds out and fill it with wine. We did it for lunch but with juice, it was super good and I
will do it with a Mountain Dew when I get back! So Chile!