Well this has been a good week for us. (If anyone is confused why i dont always know which week i am on, i will just leave it at "using html gmail is much more difficult than standard"). We have done some good work this week and we continue to find new people to teach almost everyday. We have almost 20 investigators right now. Yesterday, we didnt have standard church, because it was branch conference. It was nice to hear some real talks given. Enthusiasm during the hymns, and just not being in charge were great parts as well. I have had to lead church with my companion for the past 7 or so months, so the change was welcome. My main message this week is about one of the trials of missionary work, and membership in general. That is, mocking. Here on this island is the most mocking of the church i have seen in my life. We ride down the road and are called various names such as "wolves" or "friends of joseph smith". The problem here comes from leaders of other churches making fun of us combined with the strong "want to be looked at" attitude of the youth. But none of the taunts really get at me, because the mocking is not something new to the church. Christ was mocked at every corner, and he stood as the literal son of God of whom we all profess to be followers. Christ told us that his church would be mocked as well as the members thereof. All the mockers are just fulfulling prophecy as far as i am concerned. All we do when we hear the malicous words of others, is either ride on, or explain the truth of what we believe. That way the lies spread by others dont have as much power. And this is something we will all face at some point in our lives and all we can do is bare testimony, correct misconceptions, invite them to learn more if they want, and move on with our lives. Well, there is my rant for the week. Hope you all have a good one. I love you all.
Ps remember who you are