Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Piano Man

If your brain works the way mine does, then you would have read the
subject line of this email and thought, "maybe he finally ran into
Billy Joel!" But, alas, tis not so. The reason for the subject line is
this: Apparently an organization called "Sing for Hope" has put pianos
in random public locations in New York City, and one of them happens
to be at the Lincoln Center right by the temple. So for the first time
in my life, I got to perform on the streets of New York City! This is
a small dream of mine come true. Haha. See the attached video.

A* has had a big breakthrough this week. He told us that he now
believes the Book of Mormon is the word of God and that Joseph Smith
is a prophet. He says he's still not ready to commit to being
baptized, but he is on his way! I'm hoping he gets there before I go
home.

Our other investigators are still moving along slowly but surely.
Unfortunately, we haven't found anyone new to teach this week, but we
have had a lot of good conversations with some Christians from various
parts of the southern United States. A lot of churches sponsor these
"mission trips" for youth. So they ship a group of youth up to New
York City to be missionaries for a week or two of the summer. We've
been running into these groups all over the place. They're easy to
pick out because they come in herds, look very touristy, and all speak
with a drawl. It's always fun to see the looks on their faces when we
explain the way we do missionary work. So we've had some great
conversations and were able to teach the restoration to a few of these
groups, but so far we haven't had anyone interested enough to give us
any contact information.

That's all for this week! One month left now...

-Sam
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