Monday, 6 June 2016


The week started with complication after complication. Fortunately, after two days, we were able to send and receive all our missionaries. It did allow some extra time with the missionaries in the southern part of the zone, which was good. However, I couldn't wait to get back. If you haven't noticed, I'm a workaholic. I thrive off of busy schedules, people to see, visits to make, and things to do.

So I was more than happy when we got back. Two experiences, in particular, I'd like to share show the vast contrasts we find as missionaries. One investigator told us, after being taught the Plan of Salvation, that he does not want to get baptised. He said that he wants to inherit the terrestrial kingdom, not the celestial kingdom. He does not want to live with God. While recovering from the shock, we were eventually able to convince him to pray about it and consider it.

Another investigator told us point blank, "I don't like Church. It's not for me. I've tried it at other Churches. I don't want to go." We taught him the layout for how Church services are at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Very different from other churches. He came to Church the next day. After Church, he asked if he could come with us and our Elders Quorum president to visit some people. At one house, during introductions, he introduced himself as "soon-to-be-member". That made my day.

The week was filled with many other experiences. Including an open house for the chapel, where twelve missionaries were able to work one area. And an investigators mother giving him fire for not coming to Church. She then said she'd come to Church next week just to make sure he comes. He's eighteen years old.

Even though we missed out on being in the area on Tuesday, we made up for it with the amount of people we taught, and the amount of testimonies our investigators bore. Oh, and at the open house, our members taught like nobodies business. They even went out tracting around the chapel, inviting people over, and then introduced us to the non-members and set up return appointments.

It was a good week.

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