(6 October 2014)
Great week this past week, we had exchanges so Elder Cirey, a greenie, came to me, I loved it, we found 4 new SOLID investigators and have been working hard to help those around us 🙂 the Lord really is hastening his work! “C”s non member mom wants her to show them all conference 🙂 and she is going to testify of how much she loves the church and hopefully GET BAPTIZED soon 🙂 “H” is still wanting to learn, we have finished all lessons and now she just needs to read and sincerly pray, she loves family history work also. “L” is the solid of solids, she watched conference and is reading and praying for truth, came on a church tour and is preparing to be baptized 🙂 the members are getting excited about missionary work.
some important things I have learned on my mission…. always trust God, be exactly obedient to all of Gods commandments, doubt not fear not, the gospel is true 🙂
Salvation is not cheap, i have learned no matter how hard salvation is, that it is worth it, and that Christ suffered and his arms are always opened to us, and he wants to forgive, and we must nourish our faith forever through diligence and faithfulness, always following our leaders and the spirit, living right, and always loving others. love is key to helping others.
The Lord will be with those who obey him, exact obedience is a great sacrifice, and shows how much we really love him, also diligence does as well, our exact obedience, and faithful service to God in our callings, and righteous living will heal us, I love this work and i love sharing this with others, I have learned to love at the saviors level because of my mission 🙂 we are all children of God, now im not perfect i have fallen time and time again, but when we fall, we are to learn to pick ourselves up again. press forward… as you turn to God he will turn to you, he will release you from pain and sorrow, like Joseph Smith being in bondage as he prayed, he cried out and God delivered him, but we must still always continue on 🙂 God lives and he loves us and he walks beside us, Thomas S. Monson is the prophet today, I love the Lord and this work and all of you 🙂 God be with you till we meet again.
To Zion, To Zion!!!