Monday, August 5, 2013

Dog Days in San Felipe!

Elder King and new companion Elder Chinga.
The week went by EXTREMELY fast.  I didn't even realize that it was already Monday!   We have a lot of investigators!  Roman and Karol, Nicolas, the family Inostroza, the family Gonzolez, Jurid!  We HAD Ximena but a crazy thing happened. Okay, so here's the story.  We were walking in the street when a lady with her son called us over to talk to us and she was crying.. crying really hard. She proceeded to tell us that she had lost her dog and they were trying to find it!  She showed us pictures of the dog,  it was small and had white paws.  We told her that we would search for it as we went to our investigators houses.  My companion and I headed to the house of a member, and then with the member to the house of Ximena!  Well, as we entered the house her youngest son greeted us and said, "Hey!  Look at the newest member of our family!" and proceeded to show us a small dog with white paws!  My companion and I looked at each other thinking the same thing.. We talked normal with her for a little while and then brought up the subject of the dog... We told her  the story of what happened and that we think this dog is the dog.. (also before this she told us she bought the dog, then a couple of minutes later she told us that she lied.. that she had found the dog in the street!) Well, she got angry with us!  It was so weird!  She kept saying that it was impossible for a dog this size to walk all the way down to to where she lives.  She was so angry with us over and the dog and we said that it was her decision and that we wanted to talk with the woman who owned the dog (Jurid) to ask for more pictures to verify the dog, but we wouldn't tell her that we had found the dog yet because we didn't want to cause problems... So we left the house with the youngest son screaming that the dog was his and that he wasn't going to return it, and Ximena saying that the dog was hers because she "found it".  After we left the house we went to the house of Jurid and asked for some pictures of the missing dog and had her send the pictures to our phone.. without telling her that we had found the dog.  We left her house and returned to the house of Ximena.  We showed her the pictures and verified the dog was actually the other person's missing dog and after this the son (Ignacio) proceeded to scream and yell even more and say that the dog was his and "what am I going to have after this? Nothing!"   We told them that the decision was theirs and that we would call them in the morning to verify.  Ximena said she would pray about the decision.  We returned the next day, and they decided to return the dog, but were PISSED about it!  Ximena told my companion that he wasn't allowed to return to their house but that I COULD return to their house? (Why him and not me.. I have no idea!)  After this little conversation we left and talked with Jurid.. who we came to find out was from a part member family and that her ex husband was a member and that we could come by and teach her!!!! So we lost Ximena.. but gained Jurid!  So it was a crazy day...  but I feel we did the right thing!  I feel sad about Ximena but at the same time happy we did the right thing and that we found Jurid!  I believe it was the Lord's plan that Ximena found the dog and that she was our investigator too!  It was a crazy, but really good day!  My companion received a call from Ximena's other son Juan, who was a missionary.   Juan proceeded to tell my companion that he was interrupting the Lord's work and that what he did was wrong and all this.. my companion just listened and then said sorry and hung up.  Hahaha, it was hilarious!  Interrupting the work? How is doing the right thing interrupting the work?   Other than this though, the week was really good and really normal! :)  

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