Monday, March 21, 2016

Good Morning Bayonne Followers 3-14

 So we had a really weird week. Almost chaotic in a way because we had
no idea what to do...

We had the most frustrating p-day on the planet. Let me tell you that
missionaries are the worst planners surrounding logistics in the whole
world. One of the missionaries in our zone had to go to a city an 2
hours away to get his license. And his companion is a foreigner so
neither could drive. So another companion ship had to go in exchange
and take their car all the way out there. The annoying part is that
our zone is already low on cars because we have the most walking areas
in the mission and we had a wreck recently that caused us to have even
less. So minus 2 cars everyone is stranded at this chapel in Union
city and the only missionary with keys to any of the rooms is on his
departing missionary temple trip or something.... We finally got to
borrow the zone leaders can to go to a couple stores and we end up
driving around the whole peninsula, almost every store we wanted to go
to was closed... It was a rough p-day.
Other then that our investigators lately have not been responding....
Let me tell you people, if a missionary calls you or texts you, please
be polite enough to at least acknowledge the message with any kind of
response, it makes our lives much less stressful.
      Good side of things, we had a really cool lesson with a member
asking about the Free Masons. Super weird stuff but I learned a lot.
I'm glad my companion was there because he knew a ton of the answers
to her questions!
     I also had to go to another all day training on Friday and it was
actually pretty cool. We had to do a pretty funny role-play that I
think was really helpful, especially for any of the missionaries right
off the plane. All the Elders and Sisters sat in two lines facing each
other. Then one on one we all had to explain the Law of Chastity.
Super awkward but the whole exercise was on breaking the ice and being
confident in the teachings so that it isn't awkward. If you don't make
it awkward it won't be. Our mission pres also bore a super strong
testimony on working with people to get to baptism and helping them
realize that they don't have to be perfect after baptism. So, pretty
       Elder Jess has been super sick for the last 2 days too, so we
can't really leave the house for reasons that I don't want to
explain..... He's better today but it's been annoying the last bit not
being able to leave. We couldn't go to church either! Between stake
conference and him being sick I haven't had the sacrament in 2 weeks!
It's killing me!!!
But not a ton of luck with our investigators this last week, lots of
member work. This next week is gonna be way better because we're not
gonna lose 3 days of time in our area and we already have a bunch of
appointments set up. I'm looking forward to it!

   Here's a cool muddy truck we saw on our way back from Morristown.

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