My companion and I were headed to a member's house yesterday, and we were waiting on the platform for our train. This girl walked by and then turned around and walked up to me and asked if I had a ticket that can take a second person on it, and I said ja (Ours can on the weekends). So she rode with us for a stop or two and our conversation turned to what we were doing here and what the church is, and it was the most interesting thing how she reacted: She didn't. She just kept asking more questions because I think she didn't have any idea about God at all. She showed me a pamphlet she'd gotten from some other people and asked me if that came from God too, and I told her that we can ask God Himself what comes from Him. She said "How?" -- I don't think I've ever heard anybody ask that on my mission -- I told her through prayer, and she said "But He doesn't answer does He?", and I told her that I've gotten many answers to prayers like when I've lost something, pray, and find it, or when I need special help to get through something and it works out. She didn't know how, so I taught her how to pray. She was listening so intently it was crazy, like she had never heard anything like it before. But that wasn't even the best part. After I'd given her our card and she'd gotten off the train, she said the most sincere thank you I've heard in a long time, and I noticed a feeling of fire within my soul that I hadn't noticed while we were talking. The Holy Ghost. Maybe she'd didn't recognize the feeling like I did, but if she felt it, that is the best feeling ever. That's what it's all about. Not to help people feel good, but to help them develop a closer, stronger relationship with Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Father because that will make them the happiest in the long run. That's why I'm on a mission.
~Elder Mark Standring