We had some time before an appointment one night and so did a little street contracting. The first guy asked if we were Mormons- I was like ya you could say that. We went to a bench and started talking. He has quite an interesting line of work that requires moving from place to place. He had started learning about the church in a previous area and hadn’t followed up since then. He doesn’t live in our area, so we passed him to some other missionaries in the District. Also met up with a teenager we have been meeting with for a few weeks. He’s getting ready to go into the army and just has some questions about life at this time. It’s a big step and he is really interested in learning so much in his life.
One day the missionaries in the neighboring area were not using the car, so we used it and went to visit some less actives in the little villages around here. It was really cool. I’m not that used to driving, but I loved the chance to do so again.
Another evening we ran into a guy who tried to convince us to leave the church. He had read all sorts of things and said we had been brainwashed. We chatted for awhile. He ended up by saying that he could see he wasn’t going to change our minds. I explained that I still choose at the end of the day what I want to do. What I do know is that Joseph Smith is a prophet of God, and that God is real if you were to take time and pray sincerely if He was there, you would be overcome by the spirit and would not be able to deny the truthfulness of the things we talked about. He was like sorry guys, I need to get going.
We had a Zone Conference in a city about couple hours away- at least two hours in traffic. It was good. The meeting was really good. It was all about finding and the different aspects of it. Faith in finding, finding through our own efforts and then member referrals. It was good, I really enjoyed it. President Jordan is awesome! The four hours of driving time was really pretty fun as well. We were a quite diverse group- from America, Spain, Portugal, Brazil,and Ukraine. What a mix!
We played basketball with some from the ward this week. It was pretty good, just like old times.
Then Sunday we had a great sacrament meeting and fireside that evening. The guy speaking told how he was kind of going through the motions and saying things to please the missionaries. But it all changed when he went to church and partook of the sacrament. The Spirit over came him and he knew it was true, without a doubt. He went on to be baptized. The fireside was really good, I took about four pages of notes from it.
We went golfing again this week. The guy there asked if we wanted to have a contest playing for medals. We agreed. It ended in a tie with me and another missionary. So the guy said to play one more hole as the tie breaker. I really sucked that round so I got 2nd. It was super close and super fun.
Enjoying the spring weather- it’s beautiful.
Quote for the week- Ezra Taft Benson
“It is better to be prepared and prevent- than it is to repair and repent.”
Love, Elder Stevenson