Week 14: “No Place Like…”

Hello! Wow! Good times over here in Missouri. Also, I have big news. DRUM ROLL PLEASE!!!!!! I’m getting transferred! It’s weird thinking about not being in Cape. I’m not sure where I’m going yet, but I’ll find out tomorrow! I’ve absolutely loved being in Cape Girardeau. It’s nothing but hardy people down here. I’ll miss it. I’ll miss it tons. First areas are probably always special and I know Cape will be that for me.

In other news, we have met some interesting characters this week! This man named Scott apparently saw missionaries on Facebook and thought “Yeah, I’m in a bashing mood”. We drove to the middle of nowhere thinking we were gonna meet this hardy country boy who was looking for more inspiration and more Jesus in his life. Nope. 38 minutes later, once we got there, we found out that this dude was hardcore baptist. He said that he can get drunk all the time because “It’s not in the Bible”, but if you eat until you’re full, you’re going to Hell. He also said there is no mercy and that if you don’t live right on Earth, it’s Brimstone and Hellfire for you. It was such a fun conversation. For real, he was the best. But interesting for sure.

Also, I found a sign in this place called Poplar Bluff for a furniture store called ‘Hefners’. The sign LITERALLY says ‘There’s no Place Like Hefners’. I’m not kidding. I don’t know what’s worse; the sign itself or the fact that I was the only one who laughed at it. Guess I’m not consecrated yet. That’s what one of my companions told me. Oops!

We continued to meet with Eli and Dj. Eli is seriously considering baptism and we are so pumped for him. I won’t be here for it, but I’m excited for him nonetheless. It’s discouraging that so many people hate us and don’t want anything to do with us (missionaries) but what keeps me going is the thought of people like Eli. So ready for the gospel.

For this week’s thought, let’s discuss Captain Moroni. That dude was an absolute animal. He was so passionate. And the scriptures decided to say that “If all men were like unto Moroni, the very gates of Hell would quake” or something like that. Imagine if we could all have faith like that and act like Moroni. Also, in that same vein, imagine if we all acted like the attributes in 1 Corinthians 13 when it comes to Charity. Anyway. That’s all. 

I love you all. I’ll update you next week where I was transferred to. Be excellent to each other! And Party on dudes!

Elder Inkley