Sunday, January 29, 2017

The Barking Chicken 1/23/17

This week has been pretty strange. So last week it rained a lot and this week it... rained even more! We saw the sun on Tuesday, though, so that was pretty great! When we were walking back to our car sometime this week at night, we heard these people blasting Mariachi music in their car (they were parked in their driveway). One was trying in vain to sing along to the music while the three others were talking and laughing. One of them started talking to us, not seeming to notice that most white blond people don't usually speak Spanish, while the other two kept talking to him, not really caring that his back was turned to them.We had a really good conversation but we realized since he was drunk he probably wouldn't remember us the next day, so we gave him a pass along card and he asked for more. 10 pass along cards and two Book of Mormons later, we were on our way.

The next day, when we were walking back from a less-active member's house, this guy with a box on his shoulder came up to us and gave us each this box of really old, foul-smelling aftershave. My aftershave was shaped like a log cabin... Haha we had a pretty good laugh about it later. We didn't see really anyone else this week. For the first time since I've been here the streets have been completely empty. So right now we are pretty focused on finding. It's supposed to stop raining by Wednesday so hopefully we'll see some miracles happen.

This week wasn't the best numbers wise, we literally found like twenty people to talk to. But we have been going street contacting a lot and we know the area a lot better now. Haha oh so just a funny story. Whenever we walk by a house, dogs will usually start barking at us. When we were on our way to a less active member's house, there were dogs and chickens in the front yard and when we passed by the dogs started barking at us... and the chicken joined in and ran up to the fence and started making noises at us!! We laughed so hard we started crying!

I know that the Lord is preparing me for something that I don't understand. The mission so far has taught me so many things (I rock at using a map now, by the way) that I'm excited to see where it takes me.

Love your half-Mexican, first born son,

Elder Robins

Love you all! Have a great week.

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