I am a missionary, a proud missionary, BUT there are times when it sucks to say it.
Now I am sure there are some folks out there, perhaps even you, shocked by that statement. Maybe you are trying to reconcile the apparent contradiction between me stating that I am an unashamed, unembarrassed, proud missionary while also saying it sucks to admit it. Maybe you feel I am being like Peter (not so much for being the rock of the church, but more so for denying Christ). Or maybe you're just pissed I said sucks.
Now I can try and justify my statement using statistics and eloquent prose, but lets be honest, if you have read ANY of my writings you know I can't. Regardless, I feel it may be more enlightening to invite you in on a conversation I had last week.
I was talking to this guy I know, lets call him "Gringo". We met about a year ago and have seen each other a handful of times since. I can't say that I know him enough to call him my friend, but he is a nice guy and I enjoy talking to him. Anyway, we had been talking for a while when the conversation took an awkward turn.