April 21, 2014

This week was crazy. Monday was a pretty good day, I got some videos onto a USB that my family had sent me forever ago, and we also put a date!   K is about 13 or 14 and loves the church.  All his friends are members and he told us he wants to get baptized.  We had visited him a ton and he never really showed a ton of interest.  Not sure what happened, but he asked us Monday night when he could be baptized.  We kind of scrambled through our planners and decided the 27th would be a good idea. Thus, a date was set.   We gave him a baptism registry to take to his grand parents to sign because they aren’t to fond of us.   We made plans to pick that up Tuesday, and then he left.  He came back about 2 minutes later with it signed. awesome!!   So we were able to count it as a date on Monday.  So this Sunday, another soul will be saved. DC 18, 15-16.
 
The rest of the week until Friday was pretty normal. Not much happened. Got a few songs for the uke from my momma, thank you! and also a few letters that I forgot to reply to this morning.   Whoops. 
 
Friday was pretty sweet. We had the chance to go to the temple with investigators!  We had like 6 committed but only 1 came.  His girlfriend is a member that is my neighbor now, we’ll get to that in a bit. but the temple was good.  I was randomly assigned by one of the assistants to teach by the entrance of the temple, about how to get in, the dude who sits behind the counter, and explain a few pics that were on a poster, and all was good. 
 
The activity was sweet and we got back at about 7.   We had noticed that slowly money was disappearing and we just figured we kept losing.  this time, I walked into my room to find my suit cases opened, my medicine box opened on the floor, and all my binders and books and stuff reeeeally disorganized, not something I would do at all!  I felt really uncomfortable and a little creeped out to know someone had been searching through my stuff. they didn’t take a lot, and I am pretty sure they were just kids because they didn’t take a lot of things of value. they took about 25 bucks, my byu snapback (grrrrrr), my airplane speakers I bought, some sun glasses, and my food. Some ramen, milk, and eggs. Whatever.  They left my uke and my nike hyperdunks, and some other stuff, so who knows. Poor elder bauserman got the worst of it. a 500 gb usb and 95 bucks robbed.  We called the Mission Pres and he just told us to pack all our stuff and get out he next morning.   We were safe and all, so it wasn’t a big deal. but it was kind of freaky.  They just hopped a wall that is pretty easy to do to get into the house. 
 
I am now living with Papa Ayala and Elder Draper, my zone leaders, in a city about 10 minutes away called Turin. I love to shower there, because they have water that isn’t too cold and because I dont have to throw a bucked of cold water on my head. The house is really sick though, and i will feel bad when we finally leave there.  we found a house though so we will probably move in this weeek. 
 
I love the gospel and for the chance i have to help people change. The mission really is awesome. I have grown a lot in every way–spiritually and physically. I am about 6’4 and a half. Cant wait to play ball when I get back. 
 
Love you guys and all you do for me!   Hope you all had a good Easter and have a good week!
 
Love, Elder Slack
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