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Monday, April 28, 2008

The strangest people..........

So I have a story to tell you all........I only do because you all know Jason Appah. He's a member of our bishopric now. So a number of weeks ago, he left Sunday School for a few minutes and on his way back in there was a member of our ward and someone else sitting on the couch talking. Now this guys name is Bro. so and so. He's older - probably 60-ish. (This is the man who was in a missionary class with me and said the church is just like having sex................) Jason said, "Hey, I'm going into class. Would you like to come in?" Bro. so and so looked at him and said rather loudly, "You need to learn to respect your Elders BOY! You need to not be telling me what to do BOY" and it went on for quite a few mintues. Jason handled it well and just invited them in again and left. The next week in church, Bro. so and so came up to him and said "How are you feeling this past week? Are you feeling okay? Any pains?" Jason thought it was odd but said "Nope, I feel great, why?" Bro. so and so answered, "I made a voodoo doll of you and have been sticking pins in it all week!" and went on in that vein for a few minutes. Every week he asks him if the pain is getting worse! Now remember, Jason is black! Can you even imagine someone actually saying these things? Unbelievable..................Good thing our testimonies aren't based on the people of the church......

5 comments:

Dyan said...

Oh my gosh! That is too hilarious!! That crazy man must be from here in the south....though even being here I rarely come across people that open about what they think! Voodoo doll...I'm still laughing...the poor Jason guy though!

suzanne said...

Yep, he's from Tennessee.........I think he must have had some kind of head trauma somewhere along the line! I can't imagine ANYONE ever thinking those things yet alone saying them outloud! Ah the wonderful world of racism........

Summer said...

That is awful! Jason is one of the nicest guys ever! People are so crazy....

Sharon said...

Wow, I can't believe that! Hopefully Jason didn't get bothered by it. Crazy weird people!

Dani said...

Oh geez... is there a normal ward anywhere with just normal people doing normal things? I am afraid not. I am sure Jason has a book of crazy things that he's heard in the bishopric... I am sure he's already laughing about it. :)