After sending a weekly email for the past like 60 weeks, I feel like you guys
must be bored of hearing about the same old stuff. I don't always know what to
write... I guess there were a couple crazy stories this week. Stuff always
seems to happen in the zone and now we are supposed to deal with it. A
companionship in the zone is working with a lady and her 12 year old son. They
had to go to hospital friday night because they though the son had appendcitis.
He was a complete mess and screaming at everyone and said he would only take
his blood sample is Elder Diaz was there. So I get a call at 815 from Diaz
saying they need to go to the hospital and help this kid. I said if they can
get a member to drive them they can go for it. They call me back at 9 and say
they couldn't find a member. They said they are on a bus going to the hospital
(it is a 40 minute bus ride) and I tell them to get off the bus and go home
because it is way too late. Diaz tells me he promised her over text they would
be there. If you knew Diaz this would make more sense.. he is only 18 and is
really hyper and talks non-stop. He is a really nice kid though just a bit lost
sometimes. So they go to the hospital. I had been up all night the night before
talking to Elder White on exchange as it was the last time I will see him. So I
am exhausted and just to tired to deal with it. So Perry and Atkinson go to the
hospital to find them and bring them back to our flat to spend the night. I
called them at 11, because they still weren't home and apparently Elder Diaz's
phone had died but last they heard they were still waiting for the doctor to
turn up. I decide to go to bed. I am woken up at 215. 215! Apparently Perry
went in and tracked them down. They waited for hours to the doctor to come.
When the doctor came, he said that the kid is alright and doesn't need a blood
test and can leave now. Flippin NHS. We all acted like we were really upset
with Diaz and stuff but really it was a pretty funny night.
The only other thing that happened is we taught Alice and Keith. We taught the
WOW. We committed Keith to live it, and he said he would start by cutting out
tea and coffee and work towards quitting smoking after. We then asked Alice,
and she said she would quit everything right now. They got in this huge argument.
They were like yelling back and forth with us sitting there. Keith was trying
to convince her that she can't quit smoking because her son is really
misbehaved and if she quits she might die because without smoking her body
can't deal with the pressure and stress. We kept assuring them it was possible
and they finally settled down. Every time we give them a big committment
absolute chaos erupts. I wish I could film some of these teaches.
The brightest ray of hope for our area is a referral we got this week. A YSA
guy who I have gotten pretty tight with gave us a friend of his to teach. We
stopped by him, and he was really open and we have an appointment to see him.
We will try to get the YSA friend with us also. Members refferalls is where
it's at. Also I am really excited for Saturday. The bishop asked us if we could
organize a sports activity. He is really worried about his son who is going
less-active. So we are playing basketball saturday morning with the young men,
most of the ysa guys and some of the other men in the ward. We got less-actives
coming and if we can make it a regular thing we can start getting investigators
and get members to bring their non-member friends along.
So ya that's pretty much it. Sorry I didn't send the photo you want. I'll try
to remember this week.
love Elder Steed