The Journey to Freedom

The Journey to Freedom

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Last Day of Conference

Last day of the conference was today.  I have not been able to exercise for the past 10 days and I am feeling the effects.  Tomorrow morning for sure we will get that in.  We are both really tired tonight.  We haven't taken a break in the past two weeks and we need one.  We have had some long days.  I about threw the last conference person out so we could go home at 4:30.  She was waiting for relatives and she decided that she could wait outside.

Elder Anthony has a couple of really unpleasant jobs.  One is keeping the homeless from sleeping on our porch.  Today a lady came and spread out her blanket and got out her pillow and was getting ready to go to bed on the porch.  She was doing some usual contortions.  He went out to ask her to move.  She had just finished urinating in a cup and was doing something under her shirt.  She said were am I going to go.  He suggested the park across the street.  She said it has been raining and is wet.  He suggested the Salvation Army she said they won't help me.  He then suggested the Catholic Church down the road was ready for afternoon mass and she could go inside.  She liked that idea.  She wanted one of our church bulletins but Elder Anthony told her we were not a church but a place were students were housed.  Then she asked him for a blessing.  So he prayed with her and that made her happy.  She gave Elder Anthony a little pint of Trader Joe ice cream.  He said I can't take that from you.  She said I can't refrigerate it.  He suggested that she let it thaw and drink it.  She asked him if he had any money.  We don't care cash with us and he didn't.  She said it hasn't been opened.  I think someone had given it to her.  He took it and she picked up the glass full of urine and threw it in the alley over her shoulder and then packed the cup and her blanket and headed down the street.

2 comments:

  1. You do have some interesting experiences!

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  2. Wow! I would be very hesitant to accept that ice-cream from her as well.

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