This week started out when I had a really dumb moment Tuesday morning and decided to run five miles for morning exercise. I didn’t necessarily mean to, I’m just bad at judging distance when it’s not around pivots. Ha! I won’t complain though because the consequences were my own fault. I will say it before Dad does though: DUH!!!
One of my favourite parts of this week was when we went to contact a couple of investigators at their store. They both have some really, really good questions, and also some really not important ones. But we talked to them for a little while and taught them about Jesus Christ, and about the three reasons our church is different to other churches. One of the guys is quite strong-willed, but we get the feeling that he really wants to be a ‘Mormon’ but just doesn’t want to admit it. After we taught them we were standing outside talking to the other one when one of his friends walked by and he introduced him to us and stuff, and then he started talking about how religious he was and how much he loved God. Then the strong-willed one (George) sticks his head out of the store and shouts–with a huge smile on his face–“Jerry, be careful! If you talk to those girls you will be Mormon too!” 😂👌🏼 Everyone on the street heard it and we all just about died laughing. Then Jerry’s eyes get all wide and he backs up a step. “No! Is that what you are?!”
“They believe in having one wife, but their first prophet had five.” George said.
“Yeah, but not anymore!” Jerry said. “Because they believe in a PROPHET!” He pointed at heaven. “The revelation has changed! These Mormons are always getting something new, they’re always a step ahead!”
“Look out, you’re sounding like one…” George said.
Jerry shrugged. “Might as well, they’re probably right anyways!” Then he trotted off down the street.
Oh man, I just love moments like that.
We have seen so many miracles as a district this week, for which I am very grateful. One morning we did whiteboard finding in city Centre with the elders, which was interesting and tons of fun. I love attracting attention to myself as a missionary, because once people know who we are, they aren’t afraid of just talking to us. It’s been my goal to make every person I talk to smile this week, even if they don’t want to hear what we have to say, I still just want to bring a bit of life into their day, and also leave a good reputation on the church. It has been a lot of fun 🙂
A random embarrassing moment this week: we were sitting visiting an elderly member in her home, and this lady is quite the character. She was talking about something or other, and right in the middle of her sentence she looks down, pauses, and says, “Oooo, you have nice legs.” 😳🙈 I couldn’t do anything but laugh.
Another moment was when we were finding with the elders and some Muslim guy asked me on a date. I’ll say no more on that incident….it was just plain awkward. Please, spare me.
I bore my testimony in sacrament meeting yesterday and afterwards Sister Siri told me that I looked super tired standing at the pulpit. But when I was up there I felt quite peppy to be honest. It must just be the result of sixteen months I guess. I have no idea how elders do it for two years. All I can say is, man, they are some tough cookies!
I love this Gospel and I am so grateful for the opportunity I have to share it again this week. Oh I forgot! We are doing a Chinese challenge week for all the areas with a university and I’m so excited!
It doesn’t seem like I have seven weeks left of being a missionary because I feel like I just started. I still feel like I have literally no idea what I’m doing, and I feel like I have no clue how to be a missionary. I feel like sometimes I’m just a bad missionary. President says that the closer you get to God, the farther you seem from Him, because you recognise the gap between you more. I think it’s true. I have so much to work on, and I don’t know very much, but I know enough to know I cannot do it without Jesus Christ. My new favourite Mormon Message is “Where Justice, Love, and Mercy Meet” because I feel like I relate to it a LOT. It’s God’s mercy that saves us all.
I hope you all have a great week! Next Monday I’ll tell you where and with whom I’m finishing my mission!
Love Sister Wadsworth