The Journey to Freedom

The Journey to Freedom

Friday, June 12, 2015

Missionary opportunities

Missionary work seems to be happening all around us.  We got word on Wednesday that David is going to be baptized this Sunday.  We are so excited for him.  He is in our Wednesday class. I texted Hazel last night and she told me that she has meet the young woman's leader in her ward in Ohio and that she is probably going to girls camp and youth conference.    We have the YMCA in and talked about the Church.  Last night when they were leaving one of the leaders thanked us for talking with the kids and said I am so impressed about how confident you are in your religion.  I thought about that and yes we have every right to be confident because it is true and we know it.  Then today we received a referral asking us to make contact with a young man that is here for the summer and a friend of a young man in California.  He has been doing scouts with the church and is really good friends with several Mormons that have gone on missions lately.  We called our assistant mission leader and the three of us called him and Justin our mission leader is going to invited Rob to hang out with them.  They called Ryan last night and he watched the basketball game with some of our kids over at the Barlow.  Ryan is the young man across the hall.

Today a group of Chinese people came and knocked on the door while Elder Anthony was down in the main foyer.  They are from China and one of them is going to work for Bank of America in California.  They are touring the country for a month until she starts working.  The grandmother is a Christian in China and wanted to visit all the Christian churchs she passed.  They saw our sign and wanted to come in.  Our secretary is a return missionary and speaks Chinese.  She came down and talked to them for about 20 minutes.  They wanted to have their picture taken in front of the twelve apostles pictures in the great room. Then the grandmother wanted to have a picture taken with me when she found out I was a full time missionary.

In the winter everyone is bundled in coats and are hurrying to get out of the cold.  With the summer here it is fun when people come up to us or just say hi missionaries or share with us that they are a member.  It is easier to see our name tags without a coat.  A lot more people stare at us and try to read our name tag.  The Broadway play the Mormons is going to come to town for a month.  Our Barlow missionaries are talking about going down on a couple of nights and handing out Book of Mormons. We would use the approach read the book it is always better than the show.  Exciting times.




2 comments:

  1. You are truly serving a great mission as missionaries. We wish we could have shared the gospel with all those people who asked us on nearly every tour to tell them about our church.

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  2. Those languages come in handy! That is so neat that the woman from China was so interested in visiting all the Christian churches she passed. It sounds like you are living the dream!

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