Monday, May 21, 2012

I Love My Mission!!

I love my mission!!

Hey this week has been good. We saw F this Monday, He missed church a lot. And he did sleep in. He wasn't lying. But he didn't want to come late to church. So I was happy that he missed it. On Wednesday we had transfers. It always makes for a busy day. With getting to know each other and we have coordination that night. So it’s always WAY busy! We have seen a lot of Less Actives this week. Maybe not a lot, but different ones we haven't seen in a while. So it was good. They are all interested. Love the gospel. Love us coming over and sharing a spiritual thought and talking with them, reading the scriptures. But they won’t really do anything about it. They won’t put in the effort to come to church. Like re-arranging their schedules. But it will come with time.  By reading the scriptures they will feel the love of Heavenly Father for them, and they will want to come to church. D is one of our new investigators; I think I told you about her. The lesson went well. She was asking some hard questions. Kind of jumping all over the place. I was very grateful for Sis. Matapo. She is so smart and she just answered the questions. Sometimes I feel useless because I don’t know the answers. Just testifying. Maybe that is my special gift. hahah I don’t know. But I know as I study the scriptures and the gospel.  I too, will have the knowledge she has. She is an awesome companion. I LOVE her so much!! We get along so well, we laugh, we work hard!! She is helping me so much! I am so excited for this transfer. On Saturday, we got 2 new investigators. Last Sunday at the church, during the break from Sunday school, to Sacrament. She called and moved into the area. She wants the Book of Mormon. So I called her and we went over to see her. She is awesome. She was taught by the missionaries in the Leed's Mission. She was supposed to get baptized in the October. But some things happened.  She really wants to get baptized. Through the whole lesson she kept saying how she really wants to get baptized. I know that she was prepared by the Lord! It's awesome (her name is S, please pray for her) and A he is from Iran. He is Christian. He is funny....and very interesting. :) hahah but he has a lot of knowledge of the Bible and wants to learn more about Joseph Smith. Later that night we were trying to find someone to come with us and F to a baptism, in Harbourne. (Sis. Turnbows baptism!! :) So HAPPY! ) We found Sis. Lallyete who the ward mission leader's wife; she is awesome!! The baptism was so good.  It was awesome! The spirit was there so strong. F was talking to Mel (the lady getting baptized) she was grateful the water was warm. We walked into the chapel and F said “the water better be warm when I get baptized!!" ahhhhh I was so excited...then he was like...well I mean if. :) haha He felt the spirit so strong!! At church yesterday F really loved it. All the talks were basically for him. In gospel principles it was talking about FAITH. I asked him how he liked the lesson today. He said. "I need to step up my game. I need to nurture the seed that has been planted!" it was awesome to hear. We have always told him that. But, sometimes you just need the right moment for it to actually set in and be like OH YEAH! So that was good. He really wants to do better. He is going to drink Redbush tea this week instead of tea. He is thinking about paying tithing for 3 months. J didn't come. He is not really keeping any commitments. It’s kind of sad, but he is using his agency. I don’t think that we are going to see him this week.

I love you all!! This gospel is amazing. It has been awesome to read the Book of Mormon. To understand the plan that Heavenly Father has for us. That the Book of Mormon does answer ALL of our questions. I am so grateful to have it in my life. It has blessed me so much. I am grateful for Jesus Christ and all that He has done for me. I know that He is always there for me, and knows how I feel. I need to be more like Him each day.
Sis. Matapo and me this morning before we left the flat.

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