Monday, May 1, 2017

Week 14: Oak Cliff week 2

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Subject: Oak Cliff week 2
Date: Mon, 1 May 2017 14:24:12 -0500
From: Brett Hogg 

How's it going!

Not a whole lot this week, we had this super awesome new investigator, she had found a bunch of Mormon Messages on YouTube and requested a Book of Mormon. We started teaching her and everything, and then all the sudden her mom put the kibosh on the whole deal (she's 18, but is dependant on her parents right now). There's still hope, but it was a total bummer.

This last Thursday Elder Callister and I drove down to Corsicana to help senior couple missionaries with a booth they had there about family history/, for some fair thing (Derrick Days if you wanna look it up). It was alright, we wound up spending like 4 hours handing out flyers. I wasn't really a fan of spending a Saturday (the best proselytizing day) handing out flyers, it was kind of fun though.

Other than that, not much new. Oh! This past sunday was pretty awesome. There was a Bishop change in the ward here, the other guy was Bishop/branch president for like 7 years, and in the branch presidency/bishopric for like 14. It was also Bring Your Friends to Church day across the mission, we had like 10 non members in sacrament meeting. Then a bunch of people brought desserts for 2nd hour, for a mix-and-mingle. Then after we had a baptism for a 12 year old. He's best friends with a kid in the ward and his nonmember parents came and heard him bear his testimony where he said he wants it be an example to his family, it was super good. 

Other than that not, much else a lot of the same ol' same ol'. A couple fun things in the apartment: we turned the coffee table into a bench press and we got a king size mattress from someone we helped move here in our apartments, and stuffed it into the bunk beds, its called megabed, or bedageddon. The apartment  has been pretty messy, passalong cards, bibles, miscellaneous papers, clothes, haft drunken water bottles everywhere, so we spent part of P-day cleaning up, it looks way better. While we were cleaning though a wild cat (there's a lot of wild cats in the poorer parts of Dallas) came in our house!

Anyway, love you guys!
Elder Hogg

A cool picture of Elder Holland at an airport



Elder Cox mixing boiled eggs, hot sauce, and sardines in the car ride here...
the whole car smells now


the cat

making kool-aid pickles (apparently that's a thing down here??? I'll report back how they taste)

The making of megabed
(for reference, my bed is the top left one, with the cheetah print blanket)

a Rooster?? (People just have chicken in their yard here)

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