Yeah so this week has been so crazy and weird and definitely not a normal week of missionary work but then again I am sure that there is no normal week in missionary work. So I will start on Wednesday so on Wed morning I had to go to court to take care of a ticket that I had received a few weeks ago and an awesome member Sister Bolick came with us to be my support and to help me which she did big time and was able to help me out with everything and so I paid my ticket and then after that we had to go and give some other elders a bike rack for their car so they can haul their bikes and we got met them and gave it to them and as they were trying to put it on they could not it was pretty funny to watch them try to put it on finally we went to the store nearby and bought them a hammer and you know as a missionary we stand out and people already look at us and judge us and so when we asked for a hammer they looked at us and took us to the part where they were and then they asked do you want nails and we said no it is for our friends who are trying to hammer a bike rack on and she just gave us a weird look and walked off we just laughed. It was a unique day.
So then on Saturday we are trying to find this less active and so we find out she moved and so we decide to knock and talk to people in that area and we met Bonnie and we were talking and then she started to quiz us about the bible particularly Adam and Eve and we told her what we knew and she said that is not the truth and then she starts to explain how Adam and Eve were gardeners and that was their only commandment and then she talks about how Cain is the literal son of Satan and that Satan took a form of a man and slept with Eve and he is the literal father of Cain and Abel is the literal son of Adam I about threw a pass along card at her I could not believe what I was hearing and then as soon as we brought up the book of Mormon she ran away and would not hear our side of it but she did say that the bible was so easy to understand that a third grader could understand it and that we did not understand it and so basically she called us stupid but we just looked at her in awed at what she said. We just walked away laughing at what happened crazy but we love her still.
So after Bonnie we met this really sweet lady who was very hesitant to talk to us but it is amazing to see how the spirit leads us to those who are prepared she really opened up and wants to learn and felt the spirit and recognized it as we testified to her. We do find those that are not yet ready and need some time but it is ok they make for good experiences. The lady is Linda and she is a Baptist but knew Mormons in Florida and so she knows we are good but she thought we were Jehovah Witnesses at first and so that is why she was hesitant but it turned out very nice.
So everything is covered with yellow pollen it is pretty awesome but not fun to think that all the stuff that is not on the cars and sidewalks is in my lungs but no effects thankfully and the weather has been beautiful and just sunny and my tan is starting very nicely.
This week we had to hand over all our investigators and yeah it was hard but yet I put my pride away and did it and so we are now going to start filling and working our area it is a lot tougher than I thought it would be but we are enduring and doing our best . I learned this past week about faith and how Faith is not going in fearless and unafraid but that it is knowing that in the end you will be ok and that is what I am focusing on I know that at the end of the day I will be ok and that the lord will always love me and protect me. I love y'all and hope you have a great week be safe and happy.
Love Sister Browning