Monday, May 19, 2014
YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!
I am staying here for another transfer in Simi Valley with Elder Moser. Only this transfer will only be 5 weeks long, because President Felix is coming in right after that. It will be very interesting to see what happens. Then the transfer after that is going to be 7 weeks, So pray I get a good companion for that transfer. This last week was a pretty good week. We went on a bunch of blitzes, so I have gotten to work with all the missionaries in our district at least for an hour. That is one of the perks of being the district leaders companion. We have a really good district, and it's always fun to work with the other missionaries. On Wednesday we met this girl, Tonny, who was weeding in her front yard. We stopped to talk with her, and she told us she isn't really religious. She was interested in what we were doing though and we talked with her for a while. We taught about prayer and the restoration, and gave her a Book of Mormon. She seemed like she had some real potential until, well she didn't say it, but implied that she is gay. We didn't ask her about it, but we will just have to cross that bridge if we get there. Needless to say she is going to have to know that the Book of Mormon is true. The next day we had a lesson with the Schnebly's, who is a family in the ward we are working with. We are just going through the missionary lessons with them, so we taught the restoration. Afterwards though we played a family home evening type game with them and that was great. They are a great family, and we have been able to connect really well with them. Also they came to church on Sunday which was great. Then on Saturday we helped an inactive lady in our ward move out and into a neighboring ward. It took like 6 hours which was mildly frustrating. She needed the help and we helped so that's good. We had lots of people there to help it was just disorganized. Then on Sunday we had an interesting experience. We started talking to some guy on the street and he was a talker. He said a lot of things, but basically he wouldn't listen to us when we started talking or he would cut us off; and then expect us to just stand there and listen to us. Elder Moser started to bear his testimony, and this guy cut him off and said "no,no,no you were just brainwashed by your parents to come out here." It was at that point that Elder Moser lost it. He yelled "YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!" "You think I would give up my family for two years. . .etc" I was scared for this other guys life. I promptly ended our conversation, and we left. Basically it's like that story Elder Holland told in general conference about the sister missionary, except Elder Moser went back and said "Excuse Me!" It was an exciting way to end the week, and despite our differences me and Elder Moser get along fine. Anyways everything is going well and I am thankful for all of the prayers on my behalf.