It has rained non-stop this week and Florida is FREEZING! So cold. haha. I think it's in the 70's. I have loved it this week!
I don't have much to share this week, but there is a funny story.
My companion and I were knocking doors and we had only a couple minutes left, so we approached what would end up being our last house. The mailbox said "No Jehovah Witnesses", so naturally we continued since that warning doesn't apply to us. This is what happened:
Guy: "Did you see the sign?"
S. Morrow: (with a huge smile on her face) "Yep! We aren't Jehovah Witnesses, and we are here to share a prayer with you!"
Him: "You're all the same."....Then we went on a rant about how we are interrupting his privacy and how he is going to send people to our house, which we said was fine, cause it is, and then we walked away. He called after us, "Just because you are young and cheerful doesn't make this okay!"
It was really funny.
So we walked back to our car to drive to an appointment and as we are getting in, we see this same man driving slowly past us and recording us with a flip...you know that thing that Jenn Penn had like 7 years ago to record videos? Yep. That. And he drove behind our car to get our license number.
We weren't doing anything illegal, and it was really just super funny, because really all he can do with that is post in on YouTube. What made it even better is that the next day we went to a company to volunteer as part of JustServe and one of his comments were "I just want to let you guys know all of this so you don't get discouraged." When we walked out, Sis. Morrow said "Does he know what we do all day?" haha.
All of this was funny, but it made me think about the importance of having our own conversion. We were listening to a talk by Hyrum Smith called "The Belief Window" and he says "If your self worth is based on anything other than your relationship with Jesus Christ, you are in big trouble." I really liked that. I think life throws so much at us sometimes that it is easy to get caught up in the expectations that everyone else has for us, or that we have for ourselves. But in the end all that will matter is the day we have to look Jesus Christ in the eyes and account for our lives. What are we doing to come closer to Him?
I love you so much and miss you all! Have a good week!
-Sister Bren Scadden