Today was a good one. We spent a lot of our p-day in the office and then we went shopping. We went to Smith's and we were talking to the lady that gives out samples and she was super nice. While chatting it up with her, a man came up to us, apologizes to the lady and then starts praying that the scales over our eyes would be removed and that we may see that what we are doing is wrong and a bunch of other stuff. Haha, he walked of saying a bunch of stuff. I felt super bad for the poor old lady that had to listen to that but it was fun to see her light back up as we started talking to her as if nothing had happened! Every time opposition arises, my testimony is strengthened of all I know, especially the scriptures! 2 Nephi 2:11 ("For it must needs be, that there is an opposition in all things. If not so, my firstborn in the wilderness, righteousness could not be brought to pass, neither wickedness, neither holiness nor misery, neither good nor bad. Wherefore, all things must needs be a compound in one; wherefore, if it should be one body it must needs remain as dead, having no life neither death, nor corruption nor incorruption, happiness nor misery, neither sense nor insensibility.")
What a day! What a day! What a day! Today we got a text from Josh and Amanda! We were stoked to hear from them again because the last thing we had heard was that Amanda was sick and in Michigan. Josh is the one that texted us and said that they were still in Michigan and Amanda's father was sick, so they were afraid they would be staying there for a while. A little later in the day we went and taught a lady named Tinisha. She is great and willing to learn more. After Tinisha, we were walking to our next visit and sure enough who did we see? Haha, Josh and Amanda! They straight lied to us. Haha it was a little disappointing but what can ya do??? We went to our next appointment and had a wonderful lesson with a lady named Maria! We saw Dylan again tonight and he already has a testimony of prophets, which was cool! We also talked with this older man that lives in a living home. He always is outside and had been taught by missionaries before but he said that the missionaries were inviting him to be baptized and that wasn't the missionaries right to do that haha. He wasn't interested at all and started to talk about politics and so Elder Evanson suggested he moved to Canada and then he started to go off about how great Canada would be. He liked the idea of living in an igloo and having a dog sled!
I was on exchanges with Elder Nemrow from New Mexico. He is a great missionary and we had a lot of success today. We talked to so many people that were super nice but just not interested which was a little frustrating because this is how the conversation would end:
"Could we set up a time to come by and share a message with you?"
"Nah, we aren't interested, but you are welcome to stop by anytime."
"Oh, ok, well have a good one."
"Hey, but put us down as a recommendation. We want you guys to stop by."
We had a couple conversations just like this haha... frustrating. But at least they were super nice and hopefully we will be able to meet with all of them eventually!
We had several meetings today and some office things to take care of. Missionaries were complaining a ton this month because it was a 5 Monday month and they are out of MSF so we had to come up with a way to give out some money to missionaries. It was more complicated than you might think haha. Conclusion came out to be just give the missionaries 20 extra bucks. I was all about leaving them be, but the Walker’s felt really bad for the missionaries! We had a drunk dude start yelling at us for knocking on his neighbor’s door late at night (who is a member). We told him that we knew the people real well but he wasn't buying it, he was upset, haha. The members didn't answer so it made the situation a little more awkward haha.
We were on exchanges with Elder Jensen and Elder Ebert today. Elder Jensen and Elder Ebert have been companions for 9 months! Crazy how long they have been together. They are so awesome and Elder Jensen and I had a blast today. We were teaching these two ladies and they asked where Elder Ebert was and so I said that Elder Jensen was teaching me how to be a missionary and so they were convinced I had only been out a short time! Haha just the way I like it. We had a bomb lesson with them and they are super excited to read the Book of Mormon! We also taught a man named Joe. Joe is an interesting guy. He is straight paranoid about homeland security and thinks that he needs to protect everyone in his neighborhood. His neighbors hate him haha! Tonight right before we exchanged back we felt we should knock one more door. We did! We met a super nice Hawaiian man who said that he would like for us to come back! It was a great way to end the night!
Today we spoke in church! We had 7 investigators come and support us! I thought the talks went well. We spoke on the Restoration of the Priesthood and the Blessings of the Priesthood! It was a fun week folks!
Lots of Love,
- Elder Call NLVWM
Haha so here we go....
The other day we were walking down the street at like 8:30 and there was a garage that was open and so classic missionary move, we headed straight for that bad boy! Haha sure enough it worked again! There were two guys in the garage that were father and son. We started talking to the dad and we asked about his garage because this guy had a lot of music stuff. Little did we know what we were getting ourselves into.... he spent the next thirty minutes telling us about his band. He has what he calls a full studio in his garage and him and his son run the band "The Reflextions" after describing and telling every story the man has about his band we started to talk to his son who is in his thirties. The son probably hadn't showered in a solid couple weeks! We were a good ten feet away and our noses were on fire. Anyway they tried selling us their first actual sale on a cd but they didn't quite talk us into it. So they just gave us a cover haha.
Never a dull day in Las Vegas!
Love you all!