the Atlanta Temple! It was awesome! (we get to go every 6 months) Also
the coolest thing happened! The time we were assigned to go just
happened to be the exact same time that a recent convert in our ward
was going for his first time! It was so cool!!
Last Monday night we had planned to go knock on doors in a certain
neighborhood, and when we got to the neighborhood, before we even
knock on the first door, someone from down the street yells "Hey! Are
y'all Jehovah's Witnesses? Because I've got some time to kill!" So we
went up to him, and told him we were actually Mormons! We started
teaching the restoration, he had a lot of questions. We were able to
clear up some misconceptions he had about our church and taught him
about the Book of Mormon. He seemed pretty interested and asked us for
a copy of the Book of Mormon and for the church address!
On Sunday morning the weather was so nice, so I decided I didn't need
a rain jacket (I usually bring one just in case because Georgia
weather is so unpredictable). The weather was fine all morning while
we were in church, and as soon as it was time to go out and knock on
doors it started dumping buckets and buckets of water (probably
because I left my rain jacket at home :) )We didn't really have anyone
we could go visit so we just had to knock on doors. People thought we
were crazy. They're like "it's raining, you should go home." Haha and
we just smile and say "Oh, it's not too bad." As buckets of water are
falling from the sky. Luckily we had umbrellas in the trunk of our
car! Haha and that's not even the best part! After the rain stopped we
were still knocking on doors and everything was super wet. We walked
up some stairs to knock on a door, and the people there told us they
weren't interested, and as I turn around to walk back down the stairs
my foot slips (because it's really wet) and I fall all the way down
their stairs. The people who lived there hadn't quite closed the door
and they saw me fall....So awkward and embarrassing! They made sure I
was okay, and then went back inside. I'm fine, I just got an awesome
bruise on my elbow! Although looking back I should've pretended like I
wasn't okay and then I bet they would of let us inside and we could've
taught them or something!
Since yesterday was Memorial Day they switched our preparation day and
had us go out and work. We decided to set up a free lemonade stand at
the park so we could talk to a lot of people, because who doesn't like
free lemonade on a super hot day!? It worked out pretty well, we
talked to a lot more people than we would've knocking on doors! We
didn't find any new investigators but we did meet someone asking about
family history (he gave us his number and we're going to go help him
with his family history!) and we invited some other people to church!
It was nice because we had people asking us about our church instead
of us just knocking on their door and telling them about it!
Here is an awesome scripture I read this week!
Alma 31:5 And now, as the preaching of the word had a great tendency
to lead the people to do that which was just--yea, it had had more
powerful effect upon the minds of the people than the sword, or
anything else, which had happened unto them--therefore Alma thought it
was expedient that they should try the virtue of the word of God.
at the temple with the Level Creek sisters!
the Atlanta temple!!
knocking on doors in the rain!!
our free lemonade stand!
a sunset at the lake!!