This past week was another one of those fun missionary weeks! As Elder Skinner and I were knocking doors last night, he kept asking, "How many last-door stories have you heard?" and we kept knocking the last door. It was just fun being out and doing some good work.
Something we recognize, is that the smartest way to do missionary work is through the members. We hope to have as many opportunities as possible to work alongside the members. When we don't have that chance, we have to go 'old-fashioned' style and knock doors. Not the most fun, but of course we make it fun!
A cool experience we had just last night. We were led to an apartment building - as we approached the door we saw a man who was picking up trash on the floor in the pitch dark. We asked him if we could help him, he said, "No" but told us that he would let us into the apartment building door. Nice guy!
We got into the apartment building and knocked all the doors until the second to last door... how many second to last door stories have you heard? Here's one:
The man who opened the door told us that he was just turning on the TV to watch a rabbi give a sermon. We told him about the Book of Mormon and he told us that he had a lot to think about at that moment. He told us that he had gone to church that day and that he had a lot going on in his life. We told him we would come back and share our message with him. He asked us, "Is it difficult doing what you're doing?" It was the end of the night, one would imagine that it is difficult, but when you're on the Lord's errand - it's really not. It's the most rewarding thing you could ever imagine, especially when you're led to a man like him.
We will go back to that man and teach him more about the gospel. It's incredible when you're led 'not knowing beforehand what you should do' but the Lord always takes care of you. To be honest, I chuckled to myself thinking, "Why on earth are we led to this apartment building?" But of course, Heavenly Father's ways are higher than my own. I'm just grateful that I'm able to be led by Him. It's the greatest blessing I've ever experienced - to serve the Lord!
This week I get to go to Stavanger and be part of a very special convert's baptism! I have been in contact with her for over a year now! She is so amazing! I hope that everyone has a great week!