Tuesday, February 25, 2014

"Oh Robert Looooves Glenn"

Update this week.
This week was really eventful. I've loved it. There was a lot of good but I don't know where to start. 
Here, we'll start--so we met this awesome new couple. I'll describe them a little bit. So Bob (not the same bob I've mentioned before) and his wife. I'll describe what he looks like first. He wears an old hat that says "Christ King" on it and "Jesus" on the brim (In houston christian merchandise is fairly popular). and he was wearing a shirt saying something about his rights to have a gun and had camo on it. They're a pretty stereotypical 'Texan' family. He was like, "ya, one reason I know a bit about ya Mormons is Glen Beck" then his wife popped it, "Oh Robert Looooves Glenn" "I do not love him honey" "oh he loves him, I'll tell ya." But we had some fun teaching them. They're great.
Another highlight is our lesson with Bob (not the one with the crazy war stories). This is the one that is a somewhat less-active member. We went over on Sunday and talked about the plan of salvation. The conversation went a lot of places and it was great, but the Spirit really entered in the room at the end when we started singing together. Bob used to sing barber shop quartet. We just went through a few songs out of the Hymn book and picked which parts of Harmony we would sing and went through them. The Spirit came really powerfully. He wanted to sing more songs but we ran out of time. He's an awesome guy. But music is just really powerful. I love it. 
I went on an exchange with Elder Sami in the bacliff area (which is pretty much the most ghetto/redneck/white trash place i've ever seen) it was a really fun day. A lot of people there live in really messy and old trailers. It's a city right by the coast. There were a lot of interesting people.
So, it's mardi gras here so at a member's house we celebrated by eating bbq ribs and some king cake. Mardi gras is huge here, they have a ton of stuff going on and eating king cake is one of the big traditions. There's usually a plastic little fake baby hidden in the cake somewhere and whoever gets the baby has to put on the next celebration.
Well I gotta get goin. Love y'all! Have a good week!
Love, Elder Russell

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