Monday, January 13, 2014

Week #6

Everything is so small here
Fixing my flat tire

     This week was good and bad, but first I wanted to thank everyone who sent me Christmas cards. It was great. Thanks a lot. Especially Sister Griggs. My week was only bad because Elder H was sick. It is no fun just sitting at home all day. I did get a lot of reading done. That was the only plus. Wednesday and Saturday were probably my best two days. On Wednesday I went on splits with my district leader. He is a great Elder. His name is Elder G. We went to my area and I planned the day. I planned a ton of back up plans and I thinks thats why it was so successful. 
     First we went and saw some people in his area because his companion was at home with my companion who was sick. We went and saw a returned missionary named Brother B.  Elder G wanted me to ask him for a referral  and you know me I was just blunt as possible and I asked him. He said he didn't know anyone yet but we are going to go to his English class one day and help him. Then we went and gave Brother S an Ensign. I love that man. 
     Then we went and saw an old investigator and it was a great experience they are an older couple. They have already  had the first two lessons taught to them. The wife is reading the Book of Mormon. She has read from like 3 Nephi to near the end of Ether  think. She said she really enjoys reading it. She had also read the first two pamphlets. I was blow away. It was awesome. Then we taught the about the gospel of Jesus Christ. Baptism and receiving the gift of the holy ghost. That was my first time teaching that lesson but I know most of the vocabulary so I did very well. 
     We then asked them if they wanted to come church, and they said they wanted to, but they cant walk or come by motorcycle. She has a really bad knee like it's side ways. She fell in a well ( I don't know if that's right) you know the water thing lol. Wow my English is awful. I need to figure out how to build her faith and help them find a way to come to church. I know the Lord can help them. I just need faith. She also said, which was so cool, that if i get baptized will the Lord be mad at me and we said of course not. It was great.
  That same day I  taught a new investigator. His name is P great guy. He has three kids and has strong faith. We taught him about the restoration. He took the message well and said he would read. I have some really good feelings about these people and I know the Lord put them in my path to help me learn and them also. I know this church is true. 
     After we left fromP's, Elder G said something I already knew, he said wow we truly don't do anything we are just kids who know so little but some how we help people come unto Christ. Then he said the Holy Ghost does all the work. I know that is true. All I need to do is invite the Holy Ghost to testify. That's my only job at the end of the day. 
     Elder G interviewed me about what I need to improve on. It was pretty much him asking me what I thought my strength and weakness are. Then he commented on them. I set goals to improve and I'll reach them I know I will. 
     Saturday was awesome because President came down to Solo and we had a big conference. It was all about faith and the goals for the year. President is such a spiritual man and I know he is called of God. I was really impressed. My faith was really strengthen. During some part of the day the scripture in Alma 37, I think, about small and simple things bring to pass great things. I've been thinking about that a lot. How I just need to love and have faith. I don't know how when, who ,or where things are going to come from. I just need to trust. It just made me realize how much I'm blessing others already and myself. I love being a missionary. I miss you all and I think about home sometimes but I'm where I need to be. I love you all. Be safe and trust in the Lord.

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