Date

October 23, 2017

Area

Martinique

Companion

Elder Johnson

Birthday Parties and Contacting

This past week we've been doing a lot of contacting. I would like to recount one story that happened just yesterday.

Elder Petterson and I were walking through this neighborhood in Jean d'arc Lamentin. We were having great success at the time when suddenly we heard music including chanting and drums.

We walked by this house and saw a party of about 30 people or so just dancing. We stopped for a moment when one man who I will now refer to as the "Man with Bulging Eyes and Bad Breath." This man with Bulging Eyes and Bad Breath sees us... and beckons us to join the party .

We enter the party and they immediately put us on the drums. I was on the Coconut Shaker and Elder Petterson was on the Drums. Everyone in the party starts going NUTS because we were grooving hard core.

The man with Bulging Eyes and Bad Breath takes us to the beverage table and the only thing that wasn't alcoholic was carbonated water.............. I hate that stuff so he pours us a big glass then the man with Bulging Eyes and Bad Breath makes crazy eye contact..... seriously it was scary.

The highlight of the party was when the man walks us over to this super old lady who was in this dress, barely alive and at least 95 years old. The man with Bulging Eyes and Bad Breath then leans in my ear and says, "bisous (kiss) her, IT'S HER BIRTHDAY"...... so I gave her a firm handshake.

We then ate cake and sang along with the insane music and with the man with Bulging Eyes and Bad Breath.

After that we were on our way and continued to contact.
My trainee asked me afterwards how often that happens..... I told him it was the norm and kinda shrugged it off....

LOVE YOU ALL AND I LOVE BEING A MISSIONARY!

Have a great week!
Elder Casady




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