Our week started with a long tracting session. Now let me tell you, I have had a lot of these long sessions but this one was one of the most enjoyable that I have ever had. One lady answered the door and immediately yelled, "JOSEPH?!" She was a little disappointed when I was not her nephew that she hasn't seen in years. She said I look just like him. I was really confused but I pulled my crap together and we gave her a Book of Mormon at the end! From that neighborhood, however, we went and tracked a building and literally everyone hated us.
We were lucky enough to find another neighborhood that also hated us. It was quickly dubbed our favorite neighborhood. We left there and started another neighborhood and I was convinced I would see a miracle. I did. A dog came out of this gate and started following us. I walked past one house because I had no clue where the front door was and, when I arrived at the next house, I learned what it means to have a stupor of thought. I actually then followed the dog back to the house that I skipped and the lady opened her window and quickly said she wasn't interested. To make a long story short, after that, we ended up teaching her a lesson and setting a return appointment.
Turns out that the return appointment was a service appointment and it happened on Wednesday. We were pooper scoopers for about 2 hours for her horses and it was a good time. I was feeling pretty good and we went to go pass by a guy that we met a few days earlier. He set a reluctant rendez-vous with us and so I didn't think it was going to work out. However, he let us in straightaway and he was really interested in the Book of Mormon! He's going to start reading because he knows that if its true, it's pretty important to know.
On Thursday we held a district meeting by skype and it was fun. We had a really good discussion and set a goal to hand out 42 book of Mormons by the end of this transfer. Later that day, we got let in by some jehovas witnesses. They were very nice and I challenged the two boys to a soccer match. I don't think they wanted to. Probably because they know that they would lose.
I got a cedrat-citron hybrid. It looks like a giant lemon and I made good juice.
On Sunday we had a branch conference so we had some people there from the stake. It was a really good time. I almost forgot what it is like to have a room fun of people all singing a hymn. How quick I am to forget the spirit that comes in to those meetings.
All in all, great week. Love you much.
Elder Marshall Underwood
Some Branch members