Monday, March 6, 2017

Baltimore Inner Harbor 1 - March 6, 2017

It's been under 30 degrees and then up to 78 degrees in the same week and now it's going back to the 60s, I don't know  what to think anymore. It's spring then it's winter.

I didn't have a super eventful week but, the good news is we got back in contact with one of our investigators and should be seeing him tonight. Our investigators are great. We mostly talk to people on public transportation, but I don't force anything anymore I just talk to them and then invite. Everyone here talks to us about being Mormon here though so it's easy. Missionaries have done service or gained respect through basketball. I've only tracked once here.... We don't have enough time because we get referrals and we deliver tons of Bibles and Book of Mormons, like 4 or 5 a week.

We also got this sweet referral of a couple with two daughters that randomly walked into the visitors center and want to learn more about the Book of Mormon! I've gotten pretty used to the city and I love the people here.

I really have the strongest testimony ever and I know for sure that what I say is true and I say it boldly. What's really changed on my mission is my scripture study and knowledge of the scriptures. I'm not going to lie I didn't read too much those last couple years being home. I read enough to believe it though. I think that's one thing that will keep on after I return is studying. I really found myself out here too. I've got confidence in who I am and I can't wait to be a member missionary or whatever calling I have. I will love Lancaster ward forever. I also think one of our investigators here, will really get baptized and he'll be an awesome member of the church. One of my favorite videos is the Gordon b Hinckley special witnesses of Christ and the how marvelous a work and a wonder about the book of Mormon.

We've been having some good fun here lately. Because of zone conference, a zone blitz, district meeting, and a special meeting after church and break the fast we didn't do as much this week, it felt weird. You'd be proud I've been spending my money really well. I almost bought this solid gold guardian angel necklace everyone has here, but I held myself back.


Elder Ressler