Wednesday, September 21, 2016

This week was pretty good, but at the same time, it was pretty slow. So we were not able to meet with Mary (and yes, she is Lili's friend - the one I baptized in Sun City) because she was in Arizona for the week. Hopefully we can talk to her this week, and hopefully she will be able to make it out to church.

So we have an investigator that is super smart. His name is Leland, and he knows more about any religion than I have every heard of! He thinks that the Catholics are the true church, which is weird, but he says that Mormons are next in line, and that Mormons and Catholics are almost the same church. He has an 1830 Book of Mormon signed by Joseph Smith! It is super cool!!!! I held it and read from it! It was truly amazing. That book is super cool and he also has several other books that are from some family of Joseph Smith's also. He knows more about our religion than most members do, but he still thinks that Catholics are correct. He has a very disturbing background, which I won't tell a whole lot about, but I will say, he was involved in the porn business. It's pretty awkward, and he also spent 30 years in prison for false charges. He came to church though, and he liked it, but he has been many times. I don't know if he will ever change.

We were able to meet with Sarah, Brenda, and Carlos this week, which was really cool. They are reading the Book of Mormon, and they have been praying. They are a super cool family! I love them! I don't remember if I already told you, but they are moving this next weekend. It is super sad, but they aren't moving very far, so I will still get to see them every once in a while.

We were not able to meet with Zahid, but we are gonna go over there tomorrow night and try to teach his family!

That is about all that is going on as far as missionary work goes. Other than that, nothing else has changed

Love and miss you,
Elder Braunstadter

I'm holding an original copy of the Book of Mormon translated by Joseph Smith!

Here is the Book of Mormon and it's original pouch.

This is Joseph Smith's signature in 1830. This was amazing!

I'm actually reading from the original Book of Mormon! What an awesome feeling - the Spirit was so strong!!!

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