First Thanksgiving

This last week was Franklin’s first Thanksgiving in the mission. He competed in the turkey bowl between his zone (“Mount Franklin”) and the neighboring zone (El Paso). While it was fun, Franklin admitted he knows little about football, was not much help, and…his team lost.

Teaching was difficult this past week since most investigators were out of town or unable to be taught. Franklin and his companion did get “killed with food” from generous members that invited them over. One night they held a family home evening at a member’s home and invited an entire investigator family. However, due to certain circumstances, only the 10-yr-old son and a 40-yr-old single mom came. While it went well, Franklin found out that the 17-yr-old daughter who didn’t come had talked to an LDS friend who’s first comment about the Church was that “there’s a bunch of rules.” Franklin writes, “I’ve come to expect that things happen to stop people from progressing. Opposition comes in a bunch of small small ways, sometimes so small that they’re visible to everyone but we can’t approach them.”

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