Saturday, March 24, 2012

Another Week

Anyways for this week it was pretty interesting being with a different companion once again. The first week is always kind of different trying to get used to someone new, but we worked well together in the area. We found a bunch of new investigators, but unfortunately it was kind of back to the old way of finding, just talking to everyone and whatnot, so we got a lot of new investigators, a lot of which are unfortunately, as we say, cheesy, or irresponsible. Hopefully we'll be able to discern between them and sift quickly to find if they are the elect. We did have some other cool miracles though, we had a less active lady come back to the church for the first time in a very long time, and we also had some really cool contacts of people that felt the power of the spirit and were changed as we spoke to them. We also have some cool potentials coming up, once again all referrals from members! The mother and daughter we've been teaching are doing super well! We actually moved their baptismal date to the 1st because they're doing so well! Including the fact that we taught them about the Word of Wisdom and the Law of Chastity and they committed to live it! It was awesome, though it did take a little while to explain the law of chastity. It's sad that something so sacred and so clearly outlined as a grievous sin in all holy writ is now considered by almost literally everyone as something normal and expected.... Clearly the standards of the Lord and the standards of the World are nowhere even close anymore! We've also had some interesting experiences as leaders. Some of the companionships have had some issues, and we've been there to help them. It's interesting how the Lord prepares us through our past experiences to be able to help those we serve when we're placed in that position in the future. It's been a blessing to be able to serve and be able to work. Though I think I may have to balance our time a little better, I don't think I'm actually spending enough time on the responsibilities we have as zone leaders because I enjoy working too much, so I'll probably have to reign it in a bit to make sure we get everything done! It's been good though and we continue to see miracles! 

1 comment:

  1. I have this friend named Taylor and her family is not active and none of them have ever been to church except for Taylor because I invited her to come to church and so far she has LOVED it! One time, I even took her to stake conference which she didn't love as much, but now she is pretty active, all because of missionary work! Love, Kaylie.

    My friend Connor wants to go to church, but his mom and dad won't let him go. I'm trying to be a good example and answer his question, so maybe some day he will be able to come. Can you speak Spanish really well yet? I have Spanish cards, so I'm trying to teach myself. Love, medium age Derek

    Dear Derek, I hope you're having fun at your mission. I miss you. I learned how to read.

    Love, Madelyn

    Hi cousin Derek. Love, Jacquelyn