This week was filled with some crazy events, that make for some good stories.
Highlights of the week:
This week we have had the opportunity to meet some powerful new people. One man, we met his name is Antony and for a couple of years, he has been working on the church’s cars when us missionaries mess things up. He has always wondered what we do, and what our church does, so we taught him about the Restoration and he says it all makes sense. He has been looking for a “religious” home he says, and I look forward to meeting him further.
We also met a young man named Thato, and he has recently had some experiences that have made him doubt established religion as a whole. Many of his questions fit in with our message. He had many questions why churches are not established the same way Christ established, also about the history of the Bible. He really got to thinking after our lesson. We will see what happens with him.
We had some funny experiences happen to us this week. At some point we were talking to a man named Billy out in a far out township, he is very well known in the community and is a great guy. Well, he tells us he wants to show us something so he leads us across the street into this building, well it turned out we just walked into a church. Now this church service is being conducted in complete Xhosa, and my companion and I were the only white guys around, so when we walked in we got a lot of confused stares. #1 Because we were 2 white guys walking into a church only filled with Xhosa people and #2 We don’t even speak Xhosa. That was interesting. We only stayed for a short while.
We were sitting in our car waiting for a member of our ward to show up to fellowship with us, and Elder Hawkins and I were just having a conversation when this man walking by our car stops, looks at us and then proceeds to do this crazy acting routine, he was acting very depressed and as if the world was going to end, and at the end of it he asks for money, well we give him some spare change, and then he proceeds to do this crazy ritual thing where he blesses each one of us individually and the proceeds to bless our car. Glad to have a blessed car 🙂
An Unfortunate Mistake
Haha, this will most likely be funny to you, but it was unfortunate for us at the time. Well at our flat that’s we live in, we have a security gate that is locked up by a padlock. Well, the thing about pad locks is that you don’t need a key to lock it. So on Sunday as we left the flat we lock up the pad lock and then realized we don’t have the keys. We locked ourselves out of the flat. Luckily we got our neighbor to help us out, and he took 2 screwdrivers and was able to snap our padlock. Moral of the story: do not use padlocks…
That was my week,
P.S. Pictures, children who invited themselves into our car 🙂 Always lock your doors!