Serving as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Monday, February 20, 2012

O-key-day! soooo this week was pretty crazy. we got some rain this week. literally a gift from above in a place like this. you can kinda see the stars a little better after it rains! still not great, but better nonetheless. it was just for a moment, but it made it easier to breathe the next day haha.

oh, so Friday night at like 7 someone got shot like 2 a block from our house! super crazy right??? yeah, i still think it is quieter than downtown... that would happen like once a week.

idk what it is, maybe my knowledge of how hard it is to shoot a gun if you don't have a lot of practice, or just my general crazy lifestyle, but i feel pretty safe when crazy stuff goes down and i usually know what to do. i attribute it to having been through some kinda sticky situations already. anyways so that was kinda crazy. i didn't get to see the aftermath or anything, but they did have the entire street block shut down with crime scene tape and cop cars. not something you see back in Richland. haha. so that was our Friday.

then Saturday we finally got to go to the Visitors Center and it was super amazing. the family we are teaching are awesome. :) its a mom, dad, and two boys. the older one was old enough to be baptized on Sunday too! it was an awesome experience. one more to the scoreboard. i love being on the winning team!

so the baptism almost went down without a hitch. Elder R was the one to do the actual ordinance but i think his Portuguese might have confused his Spanish a little, so after about 5 dunks we were in the clear hahaha. :) that's always fun. then right after that Elder Shumway and i did the missionary moment and the family's little toddler decided he would go looking for his big brother.  He walked up to the front and kinda popped the curtain and didn't see him in the font. I think he was very confused at this point. so shumway went on and the little guy came over and kinda did that thing that kids do to get your attention. he comes up and bear hugs my leg and tried to pull me down to his level haha.  so then he goes over to shumway and does the same thing. then he came back to me and started hitting me to get my attention and by this point everybody is doing there best to not laugh and to pay attention, but then he hit me and made it count.  That got a bunch of people cracking up. then his dad came and got him. it was a very memorable moment haha. :) so that was our Sunday and now we are starting the next week and we are kinda at a loss for a teaching pool cause nobody was really eligible for baptism or progressing so we definitely got our work cut out for us.

well, i love all of you so much and i hope all is going well in the Tri.

Les Quiero bastante.

Elder Channing Winterrose

Aye mamma usted ya tenia la oportunidad para averiguar si papa conoce el hermano Shannon? de su trabajo o algo asi?

(Note from Mom - I didn't know what he was saying here, so I used an online Spanish to English translator.  I don't think it worked very well...  Here are the three options is suggested:

  1. Aye mamma you already had the opportunity to find out if Pope known brother Shannon?
  2. Aye mamma you already had the opportunity to find out if pope knows the brother Shannon?
  3. Aye mamma you already had the opportunity to find out if the brother knows potato Shannon?)

1 comment:

  1. i think he was saying that. (hey mom did you Have the Opportunity to find out if dad knows brother Shannon? from work or something?)
    spanish is kinda jumbled around when you translate it. and i think "papa" was supposed to be papa with a (') over the a, which would make it mean dad.