It is kinda weird for us to have our parents talking and stuff. It is still not surprising to me though. Quick update on the "Subway Socking" (still working on a title). Now the story is that there was one old man that hit me but there were three young guys who were backing him up and we almost fought them. The members are making a really big deal about it and the story changes every time I hear it. My court subpoena... that was ages ago. I can barely remember it. Preston and I are official and stuff - I guess Will just got out of the loop for a while. The other people that were with us are definitely not serving missions. Sister Folu is awesome. I met her just while I was waiting outside the Bishop's office. I talked to her for like 20 min about her kids also serving missions, the importance of member missionary work, and my family. It was awesome. Not too much of a story there though. No comment on cleaning and exercise. I getting a lot of sun but that is okay because aloe vera plants grow everywhere and we just break them and rum them on our skin, the stuff really does work.
[Just a bit of an explanation this time... Last week Xander received a subpoena to appear as a witness next month. Well, his mandatory appearance is made a bit difficult due to the commute. We contacted the attorney and got him excused but we were unclear on what it was all about. Both he and Preston are on missions and Will recently returned from a non-church related service mission in Madagascar]
This week was a pretty good week with some more fun experiences. The work is progressing and we have two awesome people set to be baptized. One is this Friday and one next Saturday. I will talk about them more next week probably.
One cool thing I was able to do has to do with food, Surprise! This week we were fed octopus. It was way good. It was a little to chewy for me but the flavor was nice. It didn't taste fishy or anything like I was expecting. It was nice.
We had an experience this week while I was on trade off with Elder Toolson. He is the man. The day was going pretty slow and a lot of our appointments had fallen through, at one of the houses we were able to give a blessing even without our scheduled lesson. After we gave the blessing we felt really good the Spirit was so strong. We walked away from that house and all we wanted to do was give another blessing. Elder Toolson looked at me and said, "Elder, do you have faith that we will give another blessing tonight?" I replied yes of course and then he said. Okay pray in you heart that we will be led to someone who needs a blessing. We both said a prayer in our hearts and about 20 min later we were just on the way to visit a Less-Active family when we got a call from a very stressed out member. She said her son had burned his arm really bad and he needed a blessing and we were the only people she could think of calling. So we rushed over to the member's house. We got there and we were pretty confused. The woman wasn't home. Her parents were there and they told us to jump in the van, and before we knew it we were on the way to the hospital. This hospital was not in our zone! In fact, it wasn't even close, it was about a 30 min drive. This seems harmless but we are never supposed to leave the zone, the hospital was almost out of the mission. The meadow more hospital in Papatoetoe. We were able to go and give the blessing and return without any harm but it is the first act of disobedience that was reported to president Bali. We didn't get in trouble but we were told not to do it again. They have Elders in that zone that could have given the blessing. It was a cool answer to our prayer though, even if it was an act of disobedience.
Everything is going well here. Hope everything is good back home.