Rule 241: If you always do what you've always done, you will always get what you always got Today was our mission-wide Feragosto Super Deep Cleaning P-day event! Today everyone in the mission super deep cleaned their apartments. And it was an event I'll tell you ;) it was a fun day of finding hidden treasures of missionaries past and debugging our apartment. For some reason we decided to leave Gideon the huge spider in a study room. We see him as more as a protection from other bugs than a threat. Sorry if that grosses any of you out but I can tell you the rest of our apartment is spiffy clean!
This was an interesting week. We met some "fun" people. Sorella Besco and I really trying to find some new people to teach. We decided to try changing up how we work a little because like President Dibb always says, "If you always do what you've always done, you will always get what you always got."
We decided to talk to the guy who works at the bar we always pass to and from church. He always waves at us and one time he gave us brioches. Well we stopped and he said he a lot of questions. As we were talking to him a woman was there as well. She saw the Book of Mormon in my basket and told me she had never seen one before, I explained it and told her we could bring one to her house. She was very excited and said she would love that. She is going on vacation for two weeks but I am excited to see her as soon as she gets back. Anyways back to the other guy, it turns out all he wanted to do was tell us that we were wrong and that we couldn't change the world. He practically just yelled at us the whole time. However, I didn't feel bad or ashamed or anything. I just felt even more confident and full of the spirit. I didn't feel the need to argue back, not that he would have let me. He told me there is no God and told me to try praying to myself. I just left him my testimony that we are all children of a loving Heavenly Father. He told me I was hard headed, but the thing is he just doesn't know. He hasn't felt what I have felt. He probably has never felt the Holy Ghost confirm something in his heart. He has probably never felt the joy of having a prayer answered while reading a scripture. I left feeling bad for him. We tried to leave the Book of Mormon or even a pamphlet but he refused both. We still wave at him every time we pass by. My companion and I talked about how experiences like that just make us grateful to have been born in the church. Sometimes it's really hard to find the truth.
I'm sorry for a shorter email this week but I've run out of time! Hope you all have a great week!
Love you all!!! Sorella Dani Hamblin