Well, it’s been another long hard hard hard week. We basically have to knock doors and find people all day every day, because our area was dead before we came here. It is really cool and i am already noticing the blessings that i receive from working hard and especially being obedient.
We have 4 new investigators now! That is really exciting because two of them already want to be baptized and we only met them this week. I have already learned that hard work pays off. However, I am always tired and always hungry hahaha but what’s new right?
I have also learned that while out on a mission, a lot of people get depressed. it is pretty hard getting rejected so much and like i said before, some people are just mean. But my trainer has showed me the way to stay happy. haha really, all they have to do is work harder. So i feel bad when i see sad missionaries, because they just won’t give up the world and immerse their selves in Christ's work. I read a talk on "Consecrated Missionaries" That is what i am trying to be and i am thankful for all of the support you guys are giving me:) it is hard though but completely worth it. There are tons of people who really need a Savior here in St. Louis. A lot of them just don’t know it yet.
This past week, because my companion is the District Leader, I got to go on exchanges, and i will probably every week. But I was with an Elder Bean who looks like the dorky guy off of the Best Two Years movie. Anyway, we went "Sing Tracting", where you knock doors and instead of offering a message about the restoration or Jesus Christ, You offer to sing them a song. It is so fun and people just love it. So many people invited us in and they still rejected our message, but we planted that seed. It was great.
Also, just yesterday, we were walking to a dinner appointment, that happened to be way farther than we thought it would be, when we knocked a door and a devout Lutheran man came out and tried to "bash" us. Now, I have nothing against Lutherans and they are usually very nice, but he really just didn’t know his stuff and by the end we gave him a book of Mormon and challenged him to read and pray. The trick is to stay calm. haha but honestly everything he said about our church was crazy. And people always try to say that in revelations it says that we can’t add to the bible. That is the dumbest argument ever. hahaha It also says that in Deuteronomy and it means to the specific book of revelations. People don’t even understand their own bibles. lol But we were polite and he accepted our challenge and challenged us to compare the bible and book of Mormon in depth and look for inconsistencies. So that is what i am doing now. Even though I know there won’t be any. lol
Anyway, I am loving it out here. It is getting super cold though and Rains a lot. But the Cardinals won the World Series, and so basically everyone is really really happy. I love meeting what they call the ghetto people here, they always have the craziest beliefs.
I Love All Of you!.