I don’t even know what to share with yous this week. It was a pretty average week, just heaps of finding and talking to random strangers. But it’s sometimes fun talking to random people because sometimes they just talk to you. Because you represent Jesus Christ, they just let you know what’s going on in their personal life and things that they are struggling with and some of their life questions, and you, as a missionary, have the responsibility to answer some of those questions. Sometimes they are really hard to answer, and sometimes they are easy to explain. But along with me getting asked questions, I get to ask questions back.
They told us in the MTC to ask inspired questions, and I never really understood how; and I wasn't very good at doing that until for some reason this past week, and it has made a difference in teaching and in finding. So I guess my tip for anyone preparing to serve is: learn how to ask good questions and learn how to talk to people. If you can do that, you will be a great missionary.
Also I saw the biggest cockroach of my life this week. This thing was 4 inches longs and 1 to 2 inches wide, the biggest one I have ever seen! It was just crazy big, and I thought that I would share that with you. Anyways have a great week, and I will talk to yous all next week!
Love, Elder Newman
Me and elder cook have on lava-lavas..
ZTM [zone training meeting]