Monday, February 1, 2010

Fun, Weird, Sad

This week the missionaries were so busy that they were running (literally) from one appointment to the next which Braxton thought was "pretty sweet".

Braxton's comp doesn't feel very safe in the night time when it gets dark and insists that they carry knifes. So, they are always returning to their house to get their knifes. Braxton carries his practical switch blade and his comp carries the not so practical 8 inch non folding knife. Nothing ever happens and Braxton doesn't feel that anything ever will but it keeps his comp happy.

Braxton was eating lunch with a blind lady on Wednesday and they were talking about some things to her and they asked her how she saw them. (meaning whatever they were talking about) The lady replies "honestly Elders everything is really blurry." They all bust up laughing. (ha,ha,ha)

On Friday a sister in Braxton's ward gave the Elders some money to go buy lunch with. The Elders went to the food court at the Mall and got some Chinese food. While Braxton was standing in line deciding what he wanted this sleazy girl walks up to Braxton, leans against him and asks....what ya buying? Braxton paused and then replied "Chinese Food". Then the girl says.....then what? Braxton told her he was going to eat it. (duh!) Then she continues by telling Braxton he has pretty eyes. Braxton said "thanks". Then she left but said she'd be right back. So purposely Braxton and his comp find a table for just two people. When the girl was coming back Braxton hurried and stuffed a bunch of food into his mouth so he wouldn't have to talk to her. She stopped anyway and just stood there smiling. Braxton looked at her and said "bye" and I guess she understood him because she left. That was Braxtons first time experiencing something like that and hopefully his last. (thinking of this made me think of Christ telling Satan "get behind me Satan" and having nothing to do with him......Good Job Braxton!)

Today for their p-day Braxton played tackle football in the rain. Braxton LOVED it! He said it felt good to hit someone after almost two years. Then he added: "I miss my friends!"

On Sunday they had an awesome Zone activity to get the missionaries excited. They had three different stations and it was really spiritual and uplifting and all the missionaries said that they liked it. (cool beans)

On Saturday a Bishop from another ward got a hold of Braxton and wanted Brax to go with him to visit a family. Braxton asked the assistants if that would be okay and they said it would. They visited with the family and things went well. Then Braxton got a phone call from a lady in his ward begging Braxton and his comp to go to her house asap and it was a life or death situation. They got a taxi and went as far as they could in it and then took of running the rest of the way to the house. (another ten minutes or so) When they got inside the lady told them that her mother was dying. Braxton's comp, Elder Salinas, anointed her and Braxton gave her a blessing. He never mentioned that she would be healed in the blessing only that she would be comfortable and without pain. After the blessing was over the three daughters were still having a hard time. They all talked about a lot of things and Braxton told the daughters that their mother wouldn't pass away until they could accept it because God doesn't want to hurt them. They all knelt down and prayed and as soon as the prayer was over while they were all still kneeling around the bed they watched their mother take her last breath. Braxton said it was amazing how hard it was while she was alive but how the Lord sent them comfort the moment she passed away. All the tears stopped and everything was okay.

Every day Braxton has experiences that show him of a loving Heavenly Father who cares enough to have sent Christ to this Earth to show us the way to return to Him again. Braxton said "I am amazed at the perfectness of this Gospel." "I know it is true and love being able to share it with others even when they reject it."

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