The ward has still been doing a great job in fellow-shipping them. It's awesome. I wish everyone that every missionary is teaching could attend our ward :)
My companion and I had an interesting experience on Wednesday. We were on our way to campus to try and find some people to talk to and some guys stopped us and asked us if we were with a church. Of course we said ye, and they told us that on campus there was a guy who was yelling a bunch of hateful things and that there was a large group of people standing in a circle around him listening to what he was saying. They told us that we should go up there and listen to what he had to say.
Since we were already going up there we figured that we may as well listen to hat he was saying.
We noticed him pretty fast because there was a really large circle of people listening to him preach. A lot of people were obviously there just to argue with him and most of what he was saying made no sense. We just stood off in the back. We were only there for maybe a minute or two when a girl came up and shook our hands and introduce herself to us. We just started having a regular conversation and of course it came up that we were LDS missionaries. Oddly enough though, she had no idea that we were Mormon missionaries (which makes you wonder why she talked to us in the first place) But she started telling us about her religious history and was asking us questions about the church. We had a really good conversation and she seemed really interested, especially when we started teaching her about The Book of Mormon. She gladly excepted a copy. We stayed there for awhile and people kept on coming up to us and asking us what we thought about something that the preacher was saying. We were able to teach a lot of principles and gave out a couple Book of Mormons. Most of the time i was having a conversation with one person and my companion was talking to another.
At one point he must have noticed us because while we were talking to some people he said something about Joseph Smith. We didn't pay much attention to what he said and most people in the group didn't seem like they knew who he was talking about. Then he actually said the word "Mormon" and every head turned ad looked at us. A couple people waved. He kept on talking and began pretty much just preaching against the church for a few minutes before changing subjects. Elder F. and I were having the hardest time keeping from laughing. After that we actually had more people come up and start asking us questions. We were only there watching for maybe and hour or so, but we counted about 20 people that we talked too. It was cool.
On our way to a dinner appointment we saw a guy sitting down reading a book so we went over to spark up a conversation. He was super nice and we asked him a couple questions about what church he went to and things like that. He started talking about somethings that he had been reading in the New Testament, which is cool because I've been reading the New Testament so I was able to give some good input. The conversation went on and we wound up teaching the best lesson on the Restoration of the gospel that both Elder F. and I had ever taught. He kept on asking really good questions. It was really cool because of how natural the whole situation was. When I was explaining the Book of Mormon to him I explained that the Book of Mormon and the Bible together give us give us two witnesses of Jesus Christ. He thougth that was the coolest thing ever and shoved it in his back pack saying "That is so cool! yeah i'm totally gonna read this, thank you so much!" We exchanged phone numbers and we offered to say a prayer with him. After the prayer we were saying goodbye and he said, "So do you guys plan on coming back to the food bank again anytime soon?" Suddenly both Elder F. and I realized that we had volunteered with him there a couple times, and that we didn't recognize him. It was kind of embarrassing, but oh well. That's life.
That's it for the week