Thursday , June 14th 2007
Tonight at the pageant was pretty slow. One guy I talked to, Brent, was watching me pass out tracts and was leaning up against a pole sending out the, “don’t walk up and talk to me” vibe, so I figured I would walk up and talk to him. He was polite, but was also looking for a way to end our conversation as soon as possible. He took one of my tracts and made it very clear that he wasn’t interested in talking. I asked him what he did for a living and he looked surprised that I asked a question like that. It was like he didn’t want to tell me. He said he had background in law enforcement. I noticed that he was watching the crowd like he still might be a cop. We chatted for about 10 minutes before I left him alone. He did take a tract though and thanked me for it.
I got into a few other short conversations with guys named Chris, Steve and Jared. I was never really able to get into the impossible gospel, but I did talk about the nature of God with one guy. I didn’t have any really great conversations, but I did pass out a lot of tracts tonight. Most of the times Mormons do not want them until you tell them that it is not “anti-Mormon.” The tract we pass out is just a gospel tract that is worded in a way that is sensitive to the LDS audience.