This week was a long week. Most of our lessons cancelled and so we spent a lot of time contacting and knocking and knocking some more. That did provide for some interesting experiences. We knocked on this one door and the lady let us in. We were hoping that her son was home since he was a potential investigator. Anyways the lady lets us in and yells to her husband, “The Mormons are here again.” Then she looks at me and asks, “Were you scared to come over here?” Well now I was… so I nodded and she starts laughing hysterically and then leads us to her living room. Sister Craig and I keep looking at each other and trying to figure what to say while the lady stares at us and he husband comes and does the same. Before we say anything, she asks, “What would you like to know about the Mormon church? There are a lot of things I know that you don’t” Just like that, the strangest spirit comes into the room and we quickly change the subject, ask if her son is home and then got out of there. Turns out this lady removed her name from the records and hates the church. We also went everyday at different times to one of our potentials houses to try and contact her. We found out yesterday that they have been out of town for the past three weeks. Well, I guess we will go back in a couple weeks when they get home.
We started our week with 9 investigators which is a lot for Wasatch and then we ended with 6. Three of our investigators dropped us. Each time was heartbreaking, and a little awkward. As soon as you start teaching people you love them, and you don’t stop wanting them to progress even when they drop you. We have this wonderful message about Christ and they “don’t have room or time in their lives.” Well, Jesus has time for you…. Anyways, we still have 6 and we hopefully will get more this week.
The other day we were sitting in our car, syncing our iPads, enjoying the sunshine with the windows down. Then, out of know where a bird flies by and poops on my arm. It was absolutely disgusting, and Sister Craig was laughing too hard to get me a napkin. Apparently it is good luck when that happens but really it was just gross. But it does provide a good icebreaker story at dinners.
We went up to the branch to speak this Sunday. Apparently they already had speakers and there was a lack of communication and so they just wanted us to bear our testimonies. Thats when Sister Craig says, “A testimony? What’s that, I don’t even have a testimony, I’m not even baptized.” Well the Branch President thought I said it so I had to say the closing prayer. Which is not a bog deal but I forgot I was saying it so there was the awkward after song, before prayer moment while Sister Andrus sat there with her arms folded and Sister Craig about died from laughing. The picture is the view from the window at church. It is super pretty.
I love you all!