Sunday, April 2, 2017

Raccoons in the Rafters!!

Hey everyone!
     Man, am I wiped from this week. We taught so much, it was ridiculous...and by ridiculous I mean it was awesome, and I don't think I've ever been able to get 20 lessons in one week before. Our days were spent mostly teaching, finding where we could in between appointments, and just getting creative at talking to people about the church. Valparaiso University is in my area (they have a pretty good basketball program), and spring break just ended, so we were on campus a lot talking to the students. I was really surprised when people actually started to give us their contact information. There was one day we were on campus and in half an hour six students gave us their contact info and said that they wanted to meet up again. I was so happy. The most promising potential investigator we got this week was a student named Destini, "but pronounced Italian." Or at least that's what she told us lol I don't remember the courses she's taking, but her goal is to be able to influence the masses in a positive, unbiased way, and do so with Christian values. We have an appointment set up to meet with her at around 10 am tomorrow, so we're super pumped!
     We were able to meet with Greg a couple times this week. He's our only investigator still on date, and he is doing alright. He's just starting to come to an understanding of the gravity a covenant has. It is literally a promise you make with God. You promise to keep a commandment, an in return you are promised blessings as you live worthy of them. Greg is a funny guy, and he really wants to get baptized. He knows the church is true, and that the Book of Mormon is true, he just needs to stay true to what he knows is right. 
     Funny story of the week, on Thursday we had an interesting service project. Our wonderful Zone Leaders asked us and the other Elders in the ward to help a member fix up their old house so they can put it on the market. We had no idea how crazy it would be. So we got there after like a 40 minute drive (it was waaaaaaaaaaaaay out of our area) and we're told that they'd rented the house out, and it got destroyed, which was very evident. The member then proceeded to tell us that a family of Raccoons somehow got into the rafters in the garage, and made themselves a home. These raccoons pooped eeeeeeeeevvvvvveeeeeerrrrryyyyywwwwhhhheeeerrrreeee!!!  
My comp, Elder Ward, and another elder filled 5 black trash bags full of STRAIGHT RACCOON POOP. Definitely one to remember there haha
     That's about it for this week. We have zone Conference tomorrow, and after reading the material the APs have asked us to stayed, it's gonna be pretty lit. For P-day we're headed over to Michigan City to ball with some of the other Elders investigators. They're all 6'2" and have a very of like three feet, so it should be fun #ballislife 
     I love you all, and hope that the west coast is treating you well. Have a great week!
Elder Fa'afetai Phipps 

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