Here's what happened this week in Portland ...
Monday we went to downtown Portland with Gilbert to the famous Voodoo Donuts and some other stores. Gilbert said that he feels like he's known us forever, and it really does! Monday evening to Tuesday evening, I went on an exchange with Elder Roundy to the Milwaukie area. In Milwaukie's apartment they have English speaking Elders and Spanish speaking Elders living together and it was so fun going over there and staying the night in their apartment. They're hilarious!
Wednesday I was back in my area and we had a few lessons during the day. Later when we were at the park planning a lesson, a homeless man comes up to us and asks what we're doing and so we talked to him and told him who we were and he seemed like a nice guy. He even told me I was pretty! Haha. After we talked for a little bit he asked if he could have some cash and we told him we couldn't give him any (I didn't have cash on me and Elder Parker forgot his wallet), but I did give him a granola bar that I had in my bag. We grabbed our bikes and we started walking away, but he still wanted money and we kept telling him we didn't have any and he got really angry. He walked up to us and yelled, "you guys better call the cops because I'm about to beat the *beep* out of you if I don't get some money," then he grabbed my bike and threw it aside. He got closer and said "nothing huh?" and he was starting to clench his fist. I was like, "ohhhh crap were about to throw down with a homeless guy," but then Elder Parker said, "wait I might have something in my bag" and he pulled out a couple of crumpled dollars and gave it to him. He said, "it's about time," and he took off. Haha it was quite the experience.
Thursday to Friday night, I went on another exchange! This time I went with Elder Johansen to his area. He is in the Young Single Adult Ward and their area covers the entire Stake.
Sunday we had Stake Conference and President and Sister Ballard spoke. There were some great talks given, I learned a lot! After conference we met our investigator Jonas at the church building and we gave him a tour and had an awesome visit with him. He wants to come to church! We had dinner with the Keys and then we had a lesson with some recent converts. It was a pretty crazy, but solid week!
Have a great week!
Tyler's Hints and Highlights this week!
* Read the scriptures!! The things you can find in there, especially the Book of Mormon, are awesome!!!