Friday, February 14, 2014

Crazy Teaching on the Dike!

So this week was crazy!  We taught a total of 55 lessons somehow!  haha. I think that is a mission record!  One day we wanted to proselyte for 12 hours straight so we woke up at 5 in the morning and packed sack lunches and left by 9:30 and didn’t get home till 9:30.  We taught 24 lessons that day.  And we went and biked the dike.  It’s like a 5 mile long jetty that you can drive down and a bunch of people fish off of it.  We road it and talked to everyone we saw.  And when we talked, we would pretty much just start out with “Who is God for you?”  And these people didn’t know we were teaching them the first lesson until after we got to Joseph Smith and by then we were pretty much done.  We ended up being on the dike for 5 hours!  The only problem was we only taught 4 people in Spanish, haha and one of them was full blood Japanese but spoke perfect Spanish too.

And we taught this guy named Mike the next day.  We talked about Jesus and prophets and church stuff the whole time but somehow we also worked in Jason Bourne, terrorists, crops and harvesting, diet coke, colon cancer, early Chinese alarm systems, and so much more! Haha.  We knew that we weren’t getting anywhere with him but he wouldn’t stop talking so we would play with what he said a little to have fun till he just got sick of talking.

We also taught this guy named Dave.  We taught him the restoration and at the end we asked if he had any questions.  He said no and just wanted to hear everything we had to say.  So my comp started on the plan of salvation and I worked in the gospel of Christ during our life on earth.  Then he said he still wanted to listen so we talked word of wisdom, Sabbath day, law of chastity, prophets, Ten Commandments, and every other bit of doctrine missionaries teach.  Then we gave him a baptismal interview without him knowing and he accepted a date to be baptized if he knows its true by March 8!  So we taught him all the lessons, passed a baptism interview, and got a date in less than 30 minutes.  It was so funny though and it doesn’t count because he was a little tipsy and I think he just thought we were having fun, which it was!  Probably one of my best experiences yet!

It was a crazy week!  This toothless grandma kissed me on the cheek.  She just surprised attacked me after a lesson.  A guy gave me a bible study book from 1880 called the bible looking glass but it broke while I was carrying it and riding a bike so hopefully he doesn’t want it back!  We also tried to take a shortcut in our Corolla and I ended up driving it through the middle of a forest all over roots and stumps and stuff.

I hope you had just as much fun this week!

Love, Elder Parks

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