This week we got a turtle named Toni (Antonio Francis Jr to be exact), we got conned into translating for one of the elders' investigators at the gynecologist, and neither of us are getting transferred! Hooray! Also, we did fantasy general conference here, where we all picked who we thought would speak and when, the colors of ties, and the motab dresses and such, and I totally won!
Second, I have never been backed up to the wall of my faith so much as I was in this lesson. We were with one of our Hispanic investigators, who really loves the bible and likes to throw weird questions at us, but still listens to us and likes to learn. He had a friend over, who we hadn't met before, and he just went off on us. Somehow, all the questions got aimed at me, but in rapid succession, and clearly with the intent to just harp on us. They asked, "How do you know that the Book of Mormon is true? How can you say Joseph Smith is a prophet? How do you know that what you're doing as a missionary isn't a lie? How do you know if you're going to heaven? How can you testify of Christ when you are going against the bible when it says you can't add on to the bible?" And a bunch of questions like that. They let us answer in between each one and the craziest thing happened. I honestly do not remember what I said, but the Spirit was so real. We testified that we do know these things are true, and that we really are missionaries sent by a living prophet to represent Jesus Christ and His restored church, and that Joseph Smith really was a prophet, and that the Book of Mormon is the word of God. After all the questions, we were pretty done. I was pretty annoyed and sad, not because we were torn down, because we weren't, but because I wish they would open their hearts and realize what we're offering to them. At the end of the lesson, there were so many scriptures I wanted to pull out, but I couldn't. I just felt like I should testify again, so that's what we did. We both bore the strongest testimonies we could muster, and the Spirit was there. For the first time in the whole lesson, the two men didn't interrupt us or say anything, and I knew they were touched.
I hope you all have the best week ever! If you didn't get to watch all of conference, or even if you did, go read/watch it. There is so much to learn and so little time to do it. I love you all!!