Wednesday, March 12, 2014

12 Mar 14

Well I think you can accept this as doctrine now, the Lord uses my weakness of food to help me find people.

We had just finished a loooong morning of doing strada, and grabbed some doughnuts (3 for 2,40, bargain) and right as we finished this guy walked up to us and said "Hey how are you guys? You know that Jesus is Jehovah, right?" And we said "Yeah, we do!" and he was suuuuper confused. So we started talking to him and we have another appointment with him on Friday and he's probably getting baptized. So that was sweet.

Remember that "My grandpa was a king in Ghana" guy? Hes accepted a bap date for April 4th, so were praying that he makes that date. 

Were having a competition with Anziano Matau and Windley called the Bible Scavenger Hunt. Weve found the two Johns, Abraham, and Jehosaphat. We got bonus points for him. 

We did a scambio on Monday, and it was my first time in Verona without Anziano Garner. AKA I had no idea where I was going the whole time so it was super easy for the Spirit to guide us. We found three new people and a sweet potential WHO IS ITALIAN AND HAS A FAMILY. The rest were African, Ablanian, and Turkish. 

Everything else is going well! I told you about how I had an appointment to see a doctor about my migraines. I decided not to go and just deal with it, and I havent had any problems. I cashed in my man points for blessings I guess. 

Im really good friends with everyone in my apartment, nobody bothers me at all so im really happy about that. 

Im trying to think of other stuff to report on....oh! One of our investigators, who weve been teaching since November came to church for the first time! It was sweet! I told a member that helps us with his lessons that this guy was coming, and he said "I dont believe it." And he came! 

I would send pictures home this week but I forgot my camera at home. Today has been weird because a few days ago someone screwed up while cooking and didnt thaw their meat or something. Long story short, the meat wasnt cooked as well as it could have. So this morning we got hit with the effects of undercooked "Eurospin" meat. CioƩ im probably going to die.

Thats all ive got for this week! Im glad the family is doing well. Please make sure Amanda doesnt bully Scottie to much because id really love for him to be at least semi sane by the time I get home. Anyways I love you all tons! I hope you all have a great week!

Anziano Christian Fife McKinnon

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

05 Mar 14

Ill start off by saying that yes, I do get all your emails, and ill try to do better at commenting on them.

I got the package! I was nervous cause it was totally ripped open, then thrown into a bag, so the shirts were kinda dirty, but everything was in there. I have the card, but I havent tried it yet. Ill let you know next week. 


That probably shouldnt be very high on my email list, but thats ok. Im just glad I never have to cheer for the Kings again.

Anyways, this week was a little slow. Anziano Garner got sick and was inside Saturday and Sunday. So I stayed with him Saturday, and Sunday I went out with Anziano Matau. We ran into a guy with red spectacles who told us to watch "Jesus Christ Rockstar." Then we ran into a family of three named Stephen, Stephen, and Stephany. If they forget someone's name, the dont have to ASK me, but ask Stephen. Sorry if no one but Dad gets that joke.

We had to drop our pretty cool investigator last night. He believes that it doesnt matter what church we go to or what doctrine we believe in, because its all the same. We just have to believe in Christ. He just kept saying that our doctrine was the same as every other Christian church. We were very clear, but he just didnt see us. He's still praying about if he should be baptized on April 4th, so we'll see what happens.

We found a cool guy on Monday. Here is his story: "My grandfather was a king in Ghana, but said that it isnt right for a Believer to be a king, so he gave up his kingship and moved to Minnesota, where he was baptized as a Latter Day Saint. I came here and have been looking for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, but I havent found them yet." So we have a return appointment with him for tomorrow and yeah.

Im trying to think of stuff that would be interesting. Matau's new companion is an Anziano Windley from Pleasant Grove, so maybe Maddie Conlee knows him. He's one of my favorite missionaries, so its been super fun living with him. 

Thats all ive got for this week! Hopefully BYU makes the NCAA Tournament. When is Selection Sunday? Anyways, shout out to Sophie for her missionary work! Ya done good kid. I love you all so much, and I hope you have a great week!

Anziano Christian Fife McKinnon