Sunday, January 29, 2012

Knocking on Doors

We have had a few days that have been nice enough to not wear a jacket for a little while.  Hopefully the winter will be done soon.  At least it hasn't snowed or iced.  I am glad I am not anywhere colder because it would be a lot harder to go outside then.

            This week we have done a lot of tracting (going out and knocking on doors).  We tracted for 13 hours.  Some of those hours were in the rain.  It was rough but we saw many miracles.  We have a bunch of new people we are going to start teaching and we found one person who is a member and might be interested in coming back to church.  We are going to keep working hard with these people that we have been blessed to find. 

            I don't really have too much to write about this week.  It feels like all we did was tract.  A funny story is that we came across a Jehovah's Witness and she thought we were Witnesses.  We talked with her for about 15 or so minutes and she said that the Jehovah's Witnesses were the most persecuted church in the world.  We corrected her and she relented a little and said that we had it pretty bad but that it was just because of polygamy.  [Note:  There was a brief period of time when some members of the church did practice polygamy in the mid to late 1800s, but the practice was officially ended in 1890.] We let her know that we were persecuted before and after that. It was kind of a debate about who was persecuted more, because the Bible says that the true church is going to be persecuted and that it grows fast.  She said that Jehovah's Witness, Mormons, and the Community of Christ were the 3 fastest growing churches in the world.  It was kind of a funny conversation.  Neither of us was changing position on being the true church but we were trying to be diplomatic about the whole conversation. 

Oh, so sister missionary transfers are happening tomorrow.  Anyway, Sister W, my companion from the MTC, is going to be companions with Sister R and me.  We are staying in the same area.  Yes, a trio. We are trying to find a bunk bed so we can fit three beds into the bedroom.  It is going to be a party.  Sister R is scared because she has to train us both.  But it is only for 1 more week.  It is going to be super exciting this transfer and a huge adjustment to have a third companion.  But it is going to be fun.  I already love them both. 

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