So this week went good! We are having a baptism for a 17 year old named Kerwin next week. He says he feels happy and joyful reading the Book of Mormon. He comes to every church activity! We also have Kandis and Roger. They committed for aug. 4th. Elder Carpenter has been working with them since March! They could not be baptized because they live together with their son Kyle and Roger smokes. But they are getting married next week and Roger said he's done smoking. He loves the gospel and the Book of Mormon. He tries to share it with his friends at work but they criticize him. He doesn't care, he loves it!
Church is pretty funny. The organist looks at the music with huge eyes
like Chris Tucker from Rush Hour! She is so scared to make mistakes!
They use this little Yamaha keyboard that sounds puny. These people are
terrible at singing. I know when I get home I will appreciate the hymns
in our ward so much more. Elder Carpenter and I have to tell everyone
what to do. None of the teachers show up so we have to fill in spots and
assign people stuff. I had to tie the 1st counselors tie for him! haha!
This place is growing on me though. It's very ugly and there is a lot of
bums and crime. But it's awesome this lady has every kind of fruit in
her backyard. Banana, apple, cherry, orange, coconut, avocado, mango,
etc.. We are having a lot of success with the youth. They are not as
hard-headed as the adults. They will come to church and stuff. People do
not want to hear anything we have to say. Once we start convincing them
they say no more! I already accepted Jesus Christ! They don't have to
come to church because Jesus knows their heart. haha. But we are also
finding humble people to teach and things are going well. Take care!