Friday, April 27, 2012

Fellowship = missionary work

Sorry guys, this week is gonna be a smaller email.  It's not that I don't love you or anything; I just really don't want to be writing an email right now.  So this last week was pretty...well really slow (just not a very good week).  We got to Sunday and only had 1 lesson with an investigator which kinda sucks.  So we started this Monday off with a very fixed determination that this week would be better.  And so far it has been. 

We had a really cool experience on Monday.  But first I'll go back a little bit.  There's this recent convert named Elleris.  He lives in my area, but the missionaries who baptized him taught him in their area because the person who owned the house he lived in didn't want him to have us over.  Anyways, fast forward to about 3 weeks ago, and he invited us over to give a blessing to the lady he rents a room from.  It was cool, but I didn't really think much of it. Then as I said, on Monday we were doing a couple of look-ups, and we had one in the same building as Elleris (pronounced Eh-yer-ees) and knocked on the door of the look-up.  By this time we'd both forgotten which was Elleris' door and the Landlady who Elleris rents from answered the door, and invited us in.  We talked to her a bit and shared a super awesome restoration lesson that started off kinda crazy, but turned out to be really good.  I think she has a really good chance of progressing, especially because she lives with Elleris.  He's a super member missionary - always trying to share the gospel.  So yeah, it was just super cool to meet her and based and what other people have said it was lucky that she let us talk to her.

As for the question about the spiritual experience, I went to the temple today...need I say more??? JK the one above was that one.

As for that little message you asked for, I guess as a missionary it'd just be about really being a friend to those who are newly baptized or have left the church for one reason or another, and always trying to help them and stuff.  That’s one of the biggest problems I've seen as a missionary, and one of the biggest causes for people leaving the church.  People just don't know how to help new Members, and because of that they leave.  Hope this helps.

By the way I'm very jealous about that knife throwing thing that Daniel got to do.  But I've been practicing on my own... not that you want to hear that.  In my last pad I made this super thick cardboard dartboard thing, and I'd practice throwing my knives at it.  I must say, I got pretty good.  I'd be even better if I had a legit throwing knife though (hint hint wink wink).  Maybe then I could kill the few mice that plague us...and... yeah, that’s it.  Just wanted to add that.

So, unfortunately that’s about all I've got for you today. Hope all continues to go well and stuff, I love you all.  Til next week,