I served my full time mission outside of the US in a non-English speaking country. As anyone who has served a mission knows, there is a lot to learn and a very steep learning curve. When serving in an unfamiliar culture, and language, the difficulty is multiplied.

My Senior Companion felt that he should help me get up to speed in my new culture and environment. One way he did that was by giving me a quick introduction to some of the local religions. Either that, or he was just trying to freak out the new guy.

My second, jet-lagged night in the field, he decided it would be a great idea to check out a religious revival being held in a large tent smack dab in the middle of our area. One of the main targets of this particular preacher was to let everyone in the area know that the Mormon missionaries were of the devil, and should be avoided at all costs.

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