I just don't even know what to say... This week was weird. This has been the craziest and week of my life!!! Separated, they would have all been funny stories... but the fact that they all happened in a week... I'm gonna try to tell this in chronological order so it makes more sense...
So Tuesday, our P-day... it was a pretty chill day, we did some groceries and whatnot afterwards... we ate at Carl's Junior for a quick lunch...
Ok so that was Tuesday... Wednesday and Thursday aren't really anything too special. The best parts of those days were the lessons we taught with Eric's parents. They are really interested to know more because they're seeing the changes Eric is making. So we taught a couple different lessons with them and took a couple different couples from the ward... and UUUHHHH that was some good stuff. Just great. Epic. Fantastic. Good members present like that are the best thing we can do as missionaries.
Now to Friday... Friday is really where the meat of how crazy this week was... without Friday it would have just been like another week... plus some good lessons... but WITH Friday... just the greatest day.
The look on Morrison's face was PRICELESS!
Ok one last story from Sunday that is the icing on the cake that is my week. Church is at 2 here, so yesterday at 1 we decided to go out and invite some people to come... no one answered... but we saw this dude chillin in a park and decided to go talk to him. He was hispanic, and his name is EEEE. We started talking with him and he told us he had served a mission, had baptized over 100 people, but then had asked the Church to take his name off the records. Later we found out why. He was telling us his story, when all of the sudden I heard him say. "You see, I was born gay. I served my mission and I loved the Gospel, but I was denying myself these feelings. I came home and went through the process of finding myself, and now I just feel free!!! Nothing is impeding me, I enjoy my relationships, and I just feel good." I freaking almost just walked away. This dude lives in our apartment complex!!! I am severely homophobic!!!! We kept talking to him, and Morrison popped the question, "Do you think we could come by and talk to you again sometime??" MORRISON!!!! NO!!!! We just barely escaped who knows what with that Indian!!! Are you LOOKING to get harassed??!?
I just... no. Don't know what to say. Craziest freaking week of my life... and Morrison's too, and he's been out awhile.
Ok actually one more spiritual experience from yesterday. As you know, there are 8 of us in the ward! One of the Elders who is a transfer younger than me, and actually the only other Spanish Elder that I know who is from Idaho, came up to me yesterday and asked me if I could give him a blessing. I don't know WHY he picked me, his trainer is a super obedient, awesome missionary, and there are 5 others he could have chosen besides. But I told him yeah. So after Church we found a room and Morrison, Warenski (Halverson's trainer) and I put our hands on his head. I don't even remember what I said... I just know I felt the Spirit working through me and I had chills for like a half hour after I gave him the blessing. When I finished, he got up, turned around, and there were tears in his eyes. He gave me a hug and a very sincere thank you. That was incredible for me to see.
Ok soool... that's the weirdest week of my life. And Wesley... you keep asking me what its like to be an Elder... what do you want me to say dude?? I write you home about it every week!! That's what its like!! Its hard work, unforgettable. Trying. Learning. Patience. Growing. Praying. Fasting. The Best 2 Years,
Actual last thing... promise. Elder Morrison and I TORE IT UP THIS WEEK!!! We taught 23 lessons I think... and we even lost a day of work because of Transfers!!! That is double what Coop and I usually taught, and we taught more than the other 2 companionships in our zone combined!!!! UUUUUUHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!
Love, Elder Travis Jorgensen