Hobo Park

What’s good mo!

So this week has been a pretty good week! Things are going good in

Anacostia I am pretty happy that I for sure get another 6 weeks here.

There was a lot of mixing up this last transfer because of the 40

Baltimore missionaries we got so almost every companionship had a

change except ours so that’s exciting me and elder Lee got to stay

together for another. I am really starting to feel like I understand

the area and the people here pretty well so that has been really good.

This week we had a bunch to lessons with new investigators so that was

good to finally find some people that seem promising. One of those is

this lady named LaMatique she actually lives in a women’s shelter that

is out of our area but she spends most of her days in our area and

visitors can’t go to the shelter, so we have just been meeting her at

the park so that’s been kinda interesting meeting at the park and a

bunch of people watching is it has been actually really good for

finding but it’s kinda a homeless people park so we mainly talk to

homeless. It’s been nick named hobo park since like my first week here

just because so many people live at the park. It’s kinda crazy how

often we will contact someone and ask for their address and turns out

they don’t got one, they’re homeless which is pretty sad and makes its

a bit more complicated to teach and they often just fall of the face

of the earth but laMatique seems really promising we met with her

twice this week and she came to church so that was awesome! We have

also continued to work with a guy named Andre he’s doing pretty as

well but he smokes so we are working on that now he was also at church

this week so that was great! This Sunday Tina was confirmed a member

of the church and I actually did the conformation so that was exciting

it went really well so that was great! This week we played a lot of

pros ball and one day after we were talking to some people in the

stands and they actually invited us to a bbq next Saturday and they

were super nice and said we could come over when ever as long as we

kept doing gods work, it was really cool how nice this people were

just because we could relate on a Christian level I really love the

people here! On Saturday we got to do some service and paint a side of

a wall for this family I’m out ward the Forsens it was really good we

painted starts and mountains I wish we had a pic but after this lady

came up to us as and asked us to paint her restaurant and how much it

would cost we told her if she had the stuff we could do it for free.

Turns out she was a minster for a penacostel church was super excited

we would do it for free so we swapped info and she also said if we did

she would come to our church which would be awesome. Oh I almost

forget this week on Friday we met with this less active dude named

Oscar he’s a really funny he’s got Catholic pictures of Jesus all over

and just all kinds of funny stuff he also gave us Jesus hats and pins,

then he took us to lunch at this like back alley chicken and waffle

place that was supper good some of the best fried chicken I have had

that was pretty sweet oscars a real funny dude! Well that was pretty

much my week it’s been awesome to be a part of the work here in

Anacostia it is such a great place to be to see the effects of Jesus

making our burdens light. I have truly seem in so many people’s life

when they have turned to Jesus Christ they have been able to lighten

their burdens through him. It is something I have definitely strived

for is using my faith in Christ to lighten my burdens. I love my

savior and am so grateful for the comfort he brings me! I love you

guys and hope you guys have a great week!

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