Monday, February 17, 2014

Week 20: Good things going on, Going to wrong house and Go Broncos?

Hey everyone :) How are you all doing? I am doing pretty well! See what happens when Elder Harrington goes to Colorado? The Broncos go to the Super Bowl! Haha jk. I really hope that they win. I might have just jinxed them but it’s going to be cool! I wish I was in Denver area so I could hear the roar of the crowd. It would be awesome! Colorado people are really big football people. I don't think it’s because they are good this year but they are just really big fans of the game. It’s awesome!

 This week was pretty interesting, Savannah asked her parents if she could get baptized and it didn't go so well :( But we are praying really hard for her and hoping that all will go well.
We met with a lot of members this week too and it was really nice. It’s hard to believe this is my third week here in Arapahoe. It seems like I am still brand new to the area and I don't know everyone, but yeah. Good things are happening here.

We went to a former investigators house and we felt prompted to go there for some reason and it’s this older guy named John and his girlfriend Michelle. They live together, they are both around their 50's and he wasn't doing too well when we came to him. He really felt like he wasn't doing enough to make it to Heaven. He was kind of just going through the motions and He doesn't really feel the joy that he knows he should be feeling from doing those things. So we challenged him to read the Book of Mormon and we promised him that he would know what to do after reading the book. He accepted the challenge and so now we are going to go see him back again this week.
So that was really awesome :)

There was a funny moment that happened this week. We were going to go to dinner and we really weren't sure which house. So Elder Farr said "it’s this one", only it wasn't that one… Haha we walk up to the door and I see someone at the window right next to the door and then she opens it and I was about to like walk in for some reason and then she goes “uh, who are you ?”and we said " uh... WE’RE MISSIONARIES FOR THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS! (: going around sharing a message about Christ" and she said "oh" and we said "sorry we aren't government and we aren't selling anything and we know it’s kind of weird that two guys come up to your door" and she said "haha yeah, well thanks but not interested." haha okay. So, it turns out the next house over is our dinner appointment.

Sometimes when we knock on people’s door they get really turned off, and it’s just really sad. Sometimes they will say, “Not interested, but I appreciate what you are doing” or “I appreciate the visit”. So next time when someone says "we appreciate the visit" I am going to ask them,  “Why?” because I really want to know why they say they appreciate it, and I hope they open up to us more or just get a conversation with them. Sometimes, I really just want to be their friend, I don't want them to just say, “Not interested” and we go our own ways. I still want to just be their friend. Some really don't accept that either but I think it is good no matter what happens. As long as we are working with all our heart, might, mind, and strength the Lord will do marvelous things.

So needless to say I am learning and working a lot. Every day is interesting and different. I am happy though and I hope you are all as well :) So two days ago we practiced doing the haka! haha It was pretty fun. We are putting together a luau for some people and that's where we will do the haka. So, I am pretty excited! Also today we are playing against the Mission President in basketball and his missionary assistants so it should be a fun 3 on 3. :)  I am super excited. They are a good team. The President is a really good player for being 58. He likes to foul a lot… haha then they have Elder Hoyt who is 6'8”. He is a beast and can dunk on us. So hopefully, we will play some MTC rules: No dunking! haha. I am most likely going to guard him. I am going to record it on my camera and send home my SD card soon. So you can all see our game of basketball. We got a lot of shooters on our team and all-around players. So I think it’s going to be a good game :) anyway. Love you all!  


Elder Garrett Steven Harrington

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