I was going to start a thread like this, but I'd prefer if people pm'd me their questions so that I could avoid other people trying to give their answers instead.
Missionaries are assigned to different areas, and every 4-6 weeks there's an opportunity for a change in missionaries. We don't always keep records of where we knock doors, so sometimes the same street gets "tracted" fairly often. Advice: tell them to put this street in their Area Book as a place not to go knock.
Nighttime sucks in the states for missionaries. If we don't have appointments to meet with people we're basically left with the option of continuing to knock on doors (which pisses people off even more around and after dinner time), going to a park and walking around where no one will be out and those who are run away from us.
Like I said, if people want to have their own discussion about Mormons, have it here, but if you want to ask a Mormon, pm me. It's just easier.
True, but things generally get out of hand pretty quickly. Once people start quoting the Journal of Discourses like it's doctrine, people start quoting career apostates like they know more than I do, and then other people who aren't Mormons answering questions for me, it just gets tedious to clean up and handle things. I'm fine to try, but I will take extra special care to make sure it's clear what things are my opinion, what is official doctrine, and what is wild speculation (even from General Authorities).
At one time I owned personal copies of the book of mormon, doctrine and covenants and the pearl of great price ranging back the 19th century. Lotsa other stuff too. Read McConkie's book from cover to cover. (Along with the Tanners massive work as well =] ). Fawn Brody's "No Man Knows My History" is a must read. Absolute must. Whatever else may be said about ol Joe, he was one unbelievably fascinating character.
I slip caffeine pills into the water myself. Or, they just take a coke out of the fridge. That is a good question though, some Mormons nay on the caffeine others drink it, is one being strict or is the other one not following the rules?