Elder Huffaker

Elder Huffaker

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Another Rough Week

Well, this week has been just as rough as the last if not more. A lot of things happened.

First off, in coordination with the photo, missionaries are not completely immune to damage. Sometimes I like to think I have super human powers that make me impervious to pain and whatnot; I got a very rude awakening last week on Monday. I've realized that pot holes are a tool of the devil to stop missionaries. So, once again, I had to go to the bicycle repair shop and have my front rim realigned. I also had a few battle wounds to take care of as well.

Nextly, this week has been unlucky with people we've met as well. We've met so many people that just get their undies in a bunch about the 7th day being the Sabbath. Boy, I never thought that people would be so gullible.
  1. It says 6 days shalt thou labor and do all thy work. The seventh day is the Lord's day. Where does it say that the seventh day is Saturday?

  2. Jesus Christ explicitly says that Man was not made for the Sabbath. It's the other way around. We do not get to decide.

  3. If you do believe that the seventh day is Saturday... Nowhere from the book of Acts through Revelation in the Bible does it say they worshipped on the seventh day, rather it says they worshipped on the first.

  4. If you understand that the Creation is the reason that the Sabbath is the seventh day, then you'd also understand that the Atonement is what fixed the Fall after the Creation. Without the Atonement, there would be no point to creating this world to live in if we could never be saved from the effects of the Fall. Hence why the Sabbath is now the first day, because the Atonement was completed on the first day.

Everyone good? GOOD!

Well the Zone Leaders came this week on Thursday. So I spent this trade off with Elder Tonks. He and I proselyted on bicycles on Thursday and on Friday, I got to take it easy in a vehicle. I reminded Elder Tonks that I'm on my 4th out of 6 companions to send home. He then asked if I would mind killing him. I told him I wouldn't mind as long as long as he's the last one I send home. NO MORE MISSIONARIES ARE ALLOWED TO GO HOME!

Then, I found something quite amazing at the supermarket. I found mashed potatoes! I was so excited. I thought I was gonna cook up a storm. However, when I reached home, I realized I only had one other thing..... onions. So..... last week I made mashed potatoes and onions for some of my dinners. I also made scrambled eggs and onions and rice and onions. Note to self, buy something other than onions to go with mashed potatoes.

Hope you all have a good week and big up yourself

Elder Huffaker

Monday, March 15, 2010

Another Transfer Come and Gone

Well, as a missionary, you always try to find the simple joys in life that you don't get to experience so much as you used to. Sooooooo, one thing I did was go shopping for food. And as everyone knows, food companies these days are doing their best to sell entertainment with their food. Well, Kraft Mac n Cheese did a wonderful job. (see the picture)

So as I said in the subject, it was transfers. Of course, I'm still in Sav and Elder Hicken as well. I'm killing another missionary. This makes 4 out of 6 companions that I've "sent home". I found out that one of my favorite missionaries was sent to Turks and Caicos - (sob) Elder Talbert's gone... However, on a positive note..... The amazing and wonderful, former MTC companion, ELDER TRACY is my new zone leader. YYEEEAAHHHH!!!!!!!

This week was also a new experience in that, the phone company that we go through, Digicel, are idiots. The mission was supposed to be having a feature removed from the phones, however, in the process with Digicel, some of the phones were completely shut off. Including our phone. So for two days we could not make or receive phone calls. Talk about a pain in the butt. We couldn't confirm appointments, call members to come teach with us, etc. So we had to beg phone calls from people to call our zone leaders and let them know that we're ok.

This week, I also learned something amazing. There is a law on underwear! I'm sure many of you are familiar with the "new style" of letting your pants ride low and showing your boxers to the rest of the world. Well, there is a law down here that if the police see your underwear, they will throw you in jail. When I heard this I thought, WOW! We need that back home.

Lastly, things have been kinda difficult with Elder Hicken, he doesn't like to speak much. Pres. Graff told me on the phone that I'm to make him talk. Which is kinda weird, because whenever I make him talk, he usually repsonds with a question. So, I've had to go through some grrrrr ing times. But things are going okay for now.

Well, I hope you all have a good week. Do some missionary work!

Elder Huffaker

Thursday, March 11, 2010

10 Months Out!

Wow, how time flies while you're on a mission. It's been 10 months already!

First off, this week has been a little rough. Tuesday was probablythe worst. Nothing went according to plan. Everything pretty much flopped on Tuesday. I hope yours was a lot better. Not that I'm saying that nothing happened on Tuesday, but it didn't go according to plan.

Second, we had a recent convert who felt she had been cursed. Not that I'm surprised to hear that, since Jamaican's are superstitous. However, we did have to help her out and give her a blessing and dedicate her home.

Next, we got hammered by an investigator a couple days ago. It looks however that he's going to continue on and hopefully get baptized. Which, we didn't have a baptism last week, the couple was one of the flops on Tuesday.

Than I met my final angry rasta he was drunk and calling us gay.


Elder Huffaker

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

The Barber of Savanna la Mar

So, this week has been very interesting. First off, the Zone Leaders came after District Meeting on Wednesday. They heard that I had a set of trimmers and decided to get haircuts. Both Elder Talbert and Elder Tonks got a trim with the shears and the scissors. If you want to see, take a look at the blog - I'm short on time. Along with the zone leaders in our area, I got to go around proselyting with Elder Talbert -- YEAH!

Elder Hicken and I have been doing a lot of riding on our bicycles. We ride to places that are 11 KM away. It's kinda a pain in the butt, but it has to be done and there's no one else to do it.

Then, while the Zone Leaders were here, there was one crazy storm that blew in. We had to shut all the windows in the house so it wouldn't get wet inside. It was in the middle of the night too. There was so much rain it was hard to hear anything. Not to mention the lighting outside and all the thunder too. That was quite the night.

Next, I got cocky this week. I had my bicycle go out from underneath me. I was riding without hands, like I like to do, and was no more than half a mile from home. I've taken this turn without hands many a times. However, I wanted to see how tight I could take the turn. Then my bicycle went out. Put a nice hole in the knee of my pants and got some battle wounds, but otherwise I'm ok. Had to fix a few things that got screwed up.

Lastly for this week. One of our investigators - Brother Hall - who is getting baptized on Saturday! Well, he had this crazy thing pop into his head. He started going off on how Joseph Smith had to have been a black man. Now, lots of people claim Jesus is a black man down here, but never before have I had anyone say that Joseph Smith is a black man. It took us a couple of days to correct that one, but he's still just as good.

I sent my mom some photos for the blog, so go and check em out!

Elder Huffaker
P.S. from Marilyn: The first photo is the house in Savanna la Mar, the second is of a sunset there, and the last is our barber with the zone leaders: L to R is Elder Talbert, Elder Huffaker and Elder Tonks.