20... getting over life.

Monday, April 12, 2004

"Things are never as good, or as bad, as you think."

i already killed one blog entry, so here goes part 2.

A wise man once told me, "Things are never as good, or as bad, as you think." This wise man, who i will refer to as "the man" has helped me deal with my stupid personality traits. My personality is one who typically sees things as black and white, with no grey area. If you'll look at past blog entries, typically either the week is super, or bad, with little in between. This week, just like last week, was the two extremes. The two extremes that really don't matter all that much in retrospect to myself.

There is a guy, who we'll call number one, who aparently has contacted missionaries for over a year. When we met him, he seemed genuienly interested in learning more about our church, but i soon learned that his "genuine interest" was more than a front. At our return teaching appointment, he came at us with some anti, and a much less "i'm willing to learn approach" and a more of a "i hate you, and you're going to hell" approach. We were in shock. We didn't know why he would have such a contrasting view. We called a missionary that used to serve in our area, and asked him if he had heard of the name. CORRECT! he did, and apparently he tried to corner two missionaries or something at his church, but whatever. At any rate, it put me into a feeling that i'd been decieved, and my time had been wasted. Regardless of his logic, and wordsmithing, i think that deception was an accurate view of how he treated me/the church. Number one, if you ever read this, think about what you're doing. If your church is so superior, then why would you need to worry about people praying and having god talk to them directly? (rhetorical question)

Anyway, thats the dreadful. The moderate of the week was another bike wreck. Boo. My seat was broke from the last bike wreck, so i was looking down at it when my right handlebar tagged a mailbox. D'oh.

The great was when we taught miguel's family, and he decided that he wants to be baptized. He's feeling the spirit, and its awesome. He wants his family to feel the spirit, just like he does. Its awesome.

Well, i feel positive now. A mission is hard, but this "forced progression" makes you a better person.

Oh yeah, and sorry that i haven't written anyone latley, i'm a slacker and i deserve to be fired, but i figure that the blog still keeps you a little updated.


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