Monday, March 31, 2014
Hey There Folks!
Well, to the surprise of everyone in the mission, and to us here in Ploiesti, NOTHING has changed for the following transfer! Everyone in the District will be staying here and Elder Dearden and I will remain together.
Nothing has changed with investigators either. Tavi is still excited to be baptized in June. Florin loves to talk with us, but he won’t come to church. We had a week of contacting and only two lessons. I wish I could talk more about our investigators, but there really isn’t much more to say!
Things Romanians Say
Yesterday, we talked with the most insane man I have ever met in my life. We talked about the Book of Mormon and he knew everything about Mormon (or at least he thought he did). Apparently the book of Mormon couldn’t have been written 600 years before Christ because the man named Mormon was born 700 years after Christ, in Sweden. He then explained that Mormon went to the Council in Constantinople (381 AD) and there, he influenced Martin Luther. Keep in mind that Martin Luther lived over 1000 years after that time. During this whole discussion, he was only talking to Elder Dearden and left me out of the conversation. Why you ask? Because I descend from Russian Heritage and my blood type makes me more suspicious, whereas Dearden comes from Italy and is more receptive. We talked with him for about 45 minutes because he wouldn’t let us leave. Finally we just turned our backs and walked away. When we asked where he got his information, he responded “that all this information can be found at the center of theology in Bucharest.” Kinda scary!
Be careful who you talk to out there!
Well hope everyone is doing well! Love and miss you guys.