I am so grateful to be a missionary today. It has and will always continue to be a honor to be a missionary.
This week was my first week serving with Elder Moux. And we get along great. Something that I love about him is that he is not afraid to be bold and to say what is true. He is very good at linking off topic conversations to the engagement that we plan to teach. He is a great guy. He has been a member for a year and a half and already knows a ton about the gospel (thanks to the misson). We are excited to baptize this transfer.
Funny story that isn’t really that funny. So, there are lots of Young men here that love to pick on the missionaries, probably like most areas. But this week this Young man that lives under us (probably 15), just didn’t have a good week. He walks by us and we say “ca va?” And he says, “What?! Did you just ask me if I was doing well?! I am not doing well! I am not doing well!” So we procede to talk about the gospel and how it can help us in our lives (totally knowing this kid wants none of it). He continues to rant and to throw a fit about the missionaries and all that good stuff. The next day he walks by us listening to some music and Elder Moux says, “Ca va pas?” Which means, “Are you doing badly?” And I chuckled thinking he didn’t hear him. We walk to our house and look behind us and this youth is following us. So thinking tackfully, not wanting this person to know where we live, we just stop at the entrance to the apartment building and wait for him to walk by. He stares at us and tries to intimidate us (he is a twig and half my height), and starts walking down the stairs. He then looks at us and says, “be careful, I am warning you.” And again Elder Moux says, “Why?” And he walks down further and pulls out a switchblade and drags it along the wall looking at us. Elder Moux than says, “What is that? Is it plastic?” And by this time I am freaking out and making motions at Elder Moux to shut up. So after an eventful afternoon, we had lunch. Don’t worry though, we can protect each other. 🙂
I know that this Church is true. And I am so grateful for everyone that played a part in my life that led me to this point. I love you all. Hey, maybe during FHE, you can talk about the statement, “I know the Church is true.” We did it in District meeting and it was pretty cool. So you say, “When I say that I know that the Church is true, I mean…..” Love you all!