Mormon Missionaries and the CIA


This past week was awesome because finally I wasn’t sick! But since I really hadn’t been eating my stomach shrunk and I didn’t have an appetite. However, today I am fine. We held our first Zone Conference with the new Mission President. He is Chilean and really awesome. He is going to do a great job here. He also has a great sense of humor. He has changed a lot of rules and altered some of the ways in which the mission is run so everyone is a little confused but it’s going to be better. 

On the 4th of July, we made brownies to celebrate. In Alma 10:6 Amulek says “I went on rebelling against God, in the wickedness of my heart, even until the fourth day of this seventh month, which is in the tenth year of the reign of the judges.” Amulek was referring to the fourth of July!!! Then in the scriptures an angel appears to him and then Amulek and Alma have a 4th of July BBQ! I was thinking about using that scripture to try and persuade the Mission President to let us have a 4th of July party. However, I decided not to. 

We had a funny experience with one of our current investigators. She had a doubt that came into her mind that was like being thrown a testimony “curve ball.” I have heard this falsehood repeated before. She said that the other day she was outside and her neighbor came up to her and asked her if she was Mormon. She said no and that she was just investigating the church. The neighbor went on to say that she needed to stay away from us because the missionaries are actually “CIA agents.” She also explained that in the steeples of all of the Mormon churches there are satellite antennas that communicate with the USA. Our investigator told us that story and more things that her neighbor had mentioned and asked us if we really were CIA Agents! We laughed and said that we weren’t from the CIA. People have the craziest ideas!

Finally, Makarena was confirmed yesterday and is very excited to go to the temple to do her family history work! That’s so great! Things are going really well.  

Elder Neser



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