Well sounds like it was a normal landscaping home renovation week full of work and some dental work as well haha. Well like the title says, I got mugged...again! But I’ll explain that later on, it is quite the interesting story. Well besides that we had a great week full of service, contacting, finding, teaching, and as always miracles!
Well let´s begin with the hook, I got mugged by a homeless guy that we have actually taught a few times before when i was with E. Perez, but I’ll start with the beginning of the day. Anyways that entire morning we were painting the house of the Hermana Claudia an investigator that is getting baptized in two weeks. Anyways we spent the entire morning painting her house and gaining the trust of her mother who has lived her entire life catholic and is a little closed to our message. Still she wants the best for her daughter, and grandchildren (it is a family of 4 that we are baptizing!). Anyways afterwards we had to take a bus that took us to the farthest colony in our area where we visited a family of 6 that we are teaching unfortunately by the time we finished the lesson it was later than we thought (like 6 pm) and we had about 2 hours of walking to get back to our house passing by other colonies along the way to visit and commit other investigators to the church. Anyways this journey was marked by 3 interesting experiences, the first on the way back we passed through a University campus and somehow we ended up in a fenced off construction area and after searching for about 20 minutes we had no idea how to get out or how we entered. So we found a little space underneath the fence and climbed under it right in front of two unhappy police officers. They thought we were stealing things until they saw we were missionaries and then they asked us why the missionaries always pop out of the weirdest spots (apparently we weren´t the first hahaha), they then showed us the correct route and joked around with us for a bit. Alright next, when we were about 30 minutes from the house a homeless guy was walking down the street and called us over asking help, so we headed over and he asked us for money, and well we had nothing to give him so we told him we had nothing, he got angry, and pulled out his brass knuckles to beat us up (quite frankly me and my comp are in a lot better shape than him, so it wouldn´t have been a struggle to take him down), anyways we told him to not be dumb, and we shared with him a pamphlet and that was all he left with. Then the final event... well to get to our house we have to cross a river, and well it was super dark out and to make a long story short we ended up taking a swim in the river that is made up of sewage... yep we both showered for about an hour that night haha.
Well onto the better experiences and the miracles, which includes how we found the family of 6 of the previous story. Well we went to visit a sister who is not a member but all of her family is, anyways she wasn´t home, however while we were knocking on her door 2 kids showed up super excited to see us on their bikes. They told us how the missionaries used to visit them but now they haven´t returned and how they loved attending the church. Anyways we asked them where they lived and they told us to follow them, we arrived and the mother came outside and said "look at this miracle the Mormons finally returned" we proceeded to have a great lesson with them and although they are super Christian they recognized that God had sent us and that there was a reason that we have returned, so now all we need to do is help this family to see where is the Authority of God.
Well that was our week here, this week the sister missionaries want us to heal a person that has lupus so I guess we shall see how this goes!
con mucho amor,
México Chihuahua Misión