Elder Tenney is my Zone Leader, I got to go on exchanges with him.
First time I have served with him my whole mission.
(Elder Tenney was one of Elder Wardell's companions in the CCM in Mexico)
Well this will be a short one this week.
So this last week really wasn't the greatest week for a missionary haha.
our investigator pool is bonedry right now, and this last week was filled with a lot of knocking and not a whole lot of teaching. We can't teach until we find. It's ok though. There are so many things that missionaries do not see in the preaching of the gospel. President told us a story a short time ago of a man who had the missionaries knock on his door, and when they introduced themselves, he angrily said NO and slammed the door in their face. (Imagine what the missionaries probably said or thought) they had NO CLUE what happened next. the man goes into his house, and a little bit later was thinking about what he had done, and realized how bad he felt for treating those two young men that way. they had wanted to share a simple message about Jesus Christ, and he blew them right off. The man knelt down and said a prayer to god wherein he said, "father, i'm sorry for what I just did, and I pray that I will have the opportunity to make it right with those two young men" many years go by and there's a knock at his door from the missionaries. the man opens and when the missionaries say they are there to share a message from Jesus Christ the man says, Come right in. He was baptized a short while later. the point of that story is that we never quite know what we do for all of those that we meet. all of those that seem "ridiculous they will never join the church". It is for THIS reason, that it is always important to live the gospel always, and set a righteous example. My favorite church song says it the best.
"Love one another as Jesus loves you"
Well I love you all!
God bless! Live the Gospel, and porfavor, Help the missionaries.
Someone took "skinny cow" to a whole new level,
Elder Lemmon and I felt pretty sad about it...
We thought we heard something dragging under the car....