clerk's office while we drafted it up. He took the opportunity to ask what we do in the church. Elder Glenn pulled up a video called 'Introduction to the Church,' and Gilberto just ate up all ten minutes
of it. Afterwards he said that he felt something while watching the video. Happy, hopeful, peaceful, like chills, but not. That lead to us teaching him about the Holy Ghost and how we receive answers to our
prayers. We actually invited him to be baptized! He said that he wants to get to know the church a little bit better, but he also said that he cannot deny that everything we've taught him is true, and that we
truly have Christ in our church. It's experiences like that that make you feel like you're doing your job as a missionary.
I've been doing a lot better job at testifying and bearing testimony lately. I love bearing powerful testimony of what the spirit is teaching our investigators and inactives. It's what I live for here on
We also had a great Megazone Conference on Tuesday. I love being able to get that little extra spiritual lift from President and Sister Reynolds.
Had some amazing papusas for lunch yesterday. There's a recently returned sister missionary in the branch who says she's going to teach me how to make them. Yaaaay! Papusas are like Hispanic hot pockets. It's a special tortilla that has chicken, or beef, or cheese, or whatever stuffed inside. They're super good! There will be papusas in the Celestial Kingdom, I think ;)
I read an interesting article on the LDS newsroom about Joseph Smith and his Seer Stones. I highly recommend it. I learned a lot about how the Lord uses instruments like those to implement and help our faith. It's very fascinating.
Well, I love you all, and hope and pray that you stay true to the faith and fight the good fight.
Elder Richard Brandt Hull «Ê
Excerpts from Letters to Elder Hull's Mom and Dad:
Far Rock is very different from Bushwick! Our area covers the entirety of the peninsula, and then Inwood and Lawrence. The projects are farther inland. It is more affluent than Bushwick, but the people are more spread out, with less of a police presence than the city, so the underlife are a little more bold.
Lots of the kids here come from broken homes and very poor emotional conditions. What makes it worse is the fact that society teaches these kids very poor, awful ways to cope with emotional and mental stress. It just makes me sad. As far as your question about Breezy Point, yes, you do have to get a token from the security booth, after stating your name and business, to enter the residential area. I am not entirely sure why the sisters got taken out, but we may be getting them back next transfer. There are one or two of their investigators who we have been able to meet with who look like they're pretty promising.