Lots of funny things happen to me all the time, I forget most of the funny stories even before I get to my journal at night, but I want to share a few that happened this past week that have stuck with me. So Elder Martin and I stopped to talk to this guy who was playing basketball with his 8 year old nephew, the guy was trashy and drunk, but the kid was loving it. As the conversation began to unfold we found out that he hated Catholics, but he worships Saint Michael, and he believes in Greek Mythology...and he's furious that no movie ever shows the Old Testament guy, Samson, as black. I decided to tune out and bounce the ball around with the little kid. We were playing around an all of a sudden he came up to me and showed me that the throw I just did made it land in some goat heads and it popped the ball.... -_-. I ruined his day. I felt terrible and as soon as I got to the truck I grabbed 10 dollars and ran back and gave it to him, trying to make some kind of restitution hahaha.
Second story: We stopped to get some gas before heading out to Carlsbad and we see this guy pull up in the stall thing right next to us. As he pulled up he was grinning real big and shaking his head as if to say "heck yeah!" at us. When he stopped he jumped out of his car and he was wearing a suit. He came up and gave us a high 5 and yelled "Suits for life man! I thought I would be the only one in the world wearing a suit today. I'm so happy I saw y'all." hahahahahahha.. What a good guy. We didn't have the hear to tell him that that's all we wear!
My studies this week have been out of this world. It is easily my favorite part of the day! I wish I could study for 18 hours a day, but I only get one:( Once again...prison sounds pretty nice for that aspect only;) I have been in love with the scriptures recently and learning all about everything. I've been doing some pretty deep studies from ALL of the standard works, its a dream. I have even dedicated all me extra time (lunch hour, dinner hour,, and calls at night) to studying haha. It's only like 2hrs extra in total, but still. I love it!! I have defiantly erence in the spirit since I've been doing it. READ YOUR SCRIPTURES!
We had Zone Training this past week and I had to instruct again. We were assigned a topic to teach and it was really hard this time, about cutting out casualness. Correcting and enforcing have been the hardest part about leadership for me, cause I just want to be everyone's friend. I figured out a way to teach that made a lot of sense to me, about the difference between a friend and a brother. I got to tell lots of stories about all my buddies, my "brothers". It went pretty well and the spirit was pretty strong. Afterwards one of the APs raged on some of the missionaries for joking around, it kinda ruined everything, but it's whatever! It was still good to teach:)
Anyway, I love you all so much!! Enjoy the Kentucky Derby this week!!!!!!