Monday, November 2, 2015

Week 68 - I Don't Even Know How Long I've Been Here

Well, this was like the first real week of having Amparihy split into two areas and we all freaking killed it. It was beautiful to see Fort D's stats this last week. Elder Brown is just a ridiculously good missionary, and it's so much fun working with him. We found a lot of new families this week.

Finding them went kind of like this: we walk around, see a dude, walk over and start talking to him. We ask about him, joke around, make him feel good and happy, and BAM tie whatever we're talking about to the gospel. Then we either teach him or set up a time with him and his family. We have not not gotten a time yet. Like we always get a time. The only problem on that is just sorting through the people that will actually progress, because everyone lets you in, but not everyone is willing to let the Holy Ghost in and change. But it's so fun just going around making friends with a bunch of people and just smiling and laughing a lot.

Anyway, mango season has started down here and they're everywhere and they cost like three cents each. So that's way nice.

Fun story real quick from this week, we were teaching this less active guy, he was drunk as always, and he can never remember my name. So Elder Brown introduced himself and he remembered that really well because it's one syllable. Then I asked him if he remembered my name. Nope. I asked him if he could remember who baptized him. He couldn't even though he had just said like three times that the Elder Rasmussen before baptized him. Then I introduced myself again and he was like, AHHH like the Rasmussen before!!! Yes. That's what I said, then we had a great time and had him pray. Then in the prayer he's thanking Heavenly Father for all of his blessing and thanks Him for the Prophet, Thomas S. Rasmussen. I may have started laughing a little bit... It was just like he could not remember it with his conscious memory at all because his conscious memory was drunk, but his unconcious memory just kept throwing it in there. But just so y'all know, I got promoted from Elder Rasmussen to President Thomas S. Rasmussen. It's all about climbing that ladder!

Malagasy Morsel for the week is mamo. It means drunk and there are lots of mamo dudes down here, but there's lots of guys not mamo too, so that's great. But really, living the Word of Wisdom brings so many blessings in every aspect of life, so don't forget that. It's almost like old Joe Smith knew what was up.

Love you all and I wish you all a great week!
Mazotoa e! Mahazoa fahasalama!
Elder Thomas S. Rasmussen

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