So these past week was super fun. I´ll start off by talking about the activity we had last Tuesday. The whole Zone went to Bella Vista and we did a Back To School supply drive. We went around all Tuesday morning asking for donations from the community. It was a success and we got quite a few things. The first house we knocked at, this old lady let us in to escape the heat, and while she was looking for stuff to donate, Elder Dension and I noticed that there was an odd noise coming from her back patio. We looked in the back and saw a huge cage with 24 tweety birds. The old lady went on to explain that not only did she have 24 tweety birds, but she also has 8 grown dogs. It was fun spending the morning with ELder Denison. His older brother served in this mission as well.
After the activity, we ordered pizza and ate in the church. But there was a little problem because the front gate of the church was locked. So we had to crawl through this small hole in the fence that kids use to get to the soccer field. So there is a picture of that.
So we did divisionswith another area. I went with Elder Rubisch from Utah. It was really fun because he is my ¨Grandson¨ because Elder Taylor trained him. It was fun talking with him. He taught me a little about chess. But our one day exchange turned into a 2 day exchange because Elder Hannah and Elder Teves went to Esquina to do an interview. So night, We went to the branch activity where we watched Coco. It was SUPER good. Absolutely loved that movie. It was also really cool because obivously we watched it in spanish and the movie takes place in Mexico so it made a little more sense. But then again I've never seen it in english.
So there was a freaky situation this week with a family in the branch. They are a family sealed in the temple but a couple of their kids struggle being good, gospel obedient kids. Well, one who expirements with drugs had an episode in which he flipped out atin the morning. He apparently was speaking in tounges and acting really weird. Well the situation didnt get better and night we did a special FHE with the fam and their kid. The kid was acting really weird and I could feel a weird presence in the air. Well long story short, we had a normal FHE... but turns out that the dad was getting super worried and scared that his son was possessed so he took him to a pastor of a near by church to cast out the spirit in him. It was a weird situation that you usually see in some type of scary movie. So the lesson here is DONT DO DRUGS. and that way you wont be susceptible to evil, unclean spirits... and you´ll live longer. The WoW is true along with all the commandments. And like King Benjamin says, happy people are those that keep all the commandments of God, because they are blessed temporally and spiritually.
Love you all. I hope you have a great week.