Well this is a story about my window cleaning adventure (sounds exciting right?). This week my companion got sick so I had a whole day to clean (I had nothing else to do...). So I was walking around looking for stuff to clean when I came across the Cockroach Graveyard. Our windows have two screens, and the one outside have holes in them. What had happened to one window was that cockroaches had been climbing into the holes of the screen, but they couldn't escape so they just die there, leaving us with a screen with almost 40+ dead cockroaches just chillin'. Kinda gross, so I opened it up to clean it when I found one of them was alive. This scared the heck out of me, and so I spent 10 minutes fighting it with a PVC pipe. Cockroaches are terrifying no matter where you are!
I had an intersting experience with the spirit this week. In our mission, missionaries hate these two phrases " Your church and my church believe in the same God, so its fine" and "I don't want to pray". We had a lesson that left in a bad mood and I talked to me companion. I remember telling him "Why do they hate praying? If they really knew who God was, they would love to pray. Do they know who they are talking to?" We had a good laugh and didn't really think about it. Later that day I felt a need to pray. Elder Kloepfer is so awesome!As I was praying, I heard a car was approaching so before I finished my prayer I stood up because I was a little embarrassed. But I remember, as I got on my bike to leave, I heard my own voice saying "Do you know who you are talking to?". Prayer easily becomes repetitive, or loses its savor, and in front of those who don't know it can be weird. But I learned another lesson from a Elder angot is guapo member in our ward who talked about her non-member husband. at first he would hurry to the table and eat without praying, but this sister was shy to ask her husband to wait so they could bless the food. She later told me that one day her son was sitting down ready to eat, and her husband was about to start eating her son boldly said they would not eat before praying first. This caught the husband by surprise, but he waited. Now they pray every meal, and instead of embarrassing, its necessary. This can like all other parts of living the gospel, its hard to stand out sometimes, but the blessings are worth it. This is what I consider true integrity, "What you do even when no one knows or cares". To close, always remember : "God knows, God cares", stand for what's right, and peace will follow.
This week we also hit a record 41 C and it has left some of us (me included) sunburned! But all is well! Talk to you soon!
Elder Trevor Kent Johnson (The Weirdest Missionary You Know)
P.S. The picture with me and the hat; Don't worry, we don't proselyte like that! Haha