Hey mom. So this week has been pretty good. Before i get into that ill tell you that i got to give a talk yesterday. It was on knowledge. It was a little hard to do because there's not much on knowledge because most people skip over it in the christ like attributes. And because I got a 2 day notice. But people kept telling me i did good. I hope they arent saying that because they feel bad at my terrible talk. So our week was a bit weird. On tuesday we got to help our neighbor (one that were trying to get back to church) fix his car. So the engine blew on it and he had a new one so we were helping him to pull our the old one. We didnt get to finish because we didnt have enough time. Then on Wednesday we had to do a really long hard bike ride up hill both ways (i was dying). Then we ran into a guy who heard that we believe that heaven is on a super distant star and some other weird stuff that we have never heard anyone say. He liked what we were saying and was asking questions that actually tied into what were going to say next. Then his girlfriend/wife? Showed up and said your wasting your time hes not interested. So were probably going to try him again sometime to see. Thursday we knocked into a Lutheran and had a good conversation with him. He said that the book of mormon was a fraud and other stuff. It was kind of funny because he didnt have alot of his facts straight but didnt give a chance to correct him so we quietly laughed to ourselves. He gave us a book on martin luthers (the guy who founded the lutheran church) commentary on galatians. Still deciding if i want to read it. Then later that night we talked with some church of christ people who wanted to know what we believe and go over the bible. (This was our second time meeting with them) we talked and tried to show them things in the bible that support the church but they kept saying thats our interpretation and they twisted it to suit their church. We tried to show them about authority like how jesus went all the way to john the baptist to get baptized but if their church is true he wouldn't have needed to do that and anyone male or female could have baptized him. But they want to talk again sometime so well see how that goes. (And no we weren't bashing we were discussing and learning about each others church) oh and earlier that day we had a black guy come swearing at us in our car saying you@#$@#$#$@$@# white people over and over (and by the yellow of his eyes i think he was high). Friday we helped tod (a guy that we helped move in a few weeks ago) go to the store to get some stuff from home depot and lowes. Then we helped him install some ceiling fans. After that we went to the penrods house for dinner with the sisters and hirmanas. After we ate we had a pumpkin carving competition. I don't know who won. I guess it was a three way tie. Then i brought over my pokemon cards that someone gave me out here and traded with one of their sons who i think is like 8/9? I gave him like 22 cards for 2 of his and taught him more about it. (He wrote me a note and gave it to me on sunday I'll take a picture of it) saturday we went to help tod again and install another fan and do mic work. Then he wanted us to drive his car with a trailer to go get something from his storage and mcclain couldn't say no so when he want to go start the car it wouldn't start. (Thats a miracle i saw this week because were not allowed to drive other people's cars) so we said we have to go. We ate dinner at a members house that night that lives down the road from tod. It was almost a thanksgiving dinner. We had turkey rolls mashed potatoes and gravy and it was cold outside. If there was football on it would have been thanksgiving. Then i gave my talk sunday. After we had a member drive us to their neighborhood and fed us lunch then we tried to see some of their neighbors. We talked to this guy named ernie. Who believes everything we teach him besides joseph smith being a prophet. He thinks the others are just not joseph. So now we know what to talk to him about (we only figured out the joseph thing because we basically went through the baptismal interview questions to see where he was with things). Then we went next door and had dinner and went home. So a pretty full weird week (told you id write more this week). Hope everything is going good at home. Love you all
"I know not by what methods rare,
But this I know, God answers prayer.
I know that He has given His Word,
Which tells me prayer is always heard,
And will be answered, soon or late.
And so I pray and calmly wait.
I know not if the blessing sought
Will come in just the way I thought;
But leave my prayers with Him alone,
Whose will is wiser than my own,
Assured that He will grant my quest,
Or send some answer far more blest."-Eliza M. Hickok