Well this will be the first transfer of my mission were i will be doing
nothing. because i have been in so many trios I have either myself been
leaving or losing or gaining companions. But nothing is happening now so
for the first time It will be a quite Wednesday morning. But this week is
always exciting because i get to make my new planner covers about 6 other
missionary's planner covers and just the wonder of whats all going to
happen is just fun.
But this week it has been different trying to plan for the days we are on
bike. Because our area is very big for to be on bike, but we make it work.
Bike has not been to bad and it is kinda fun. But we were able to get some
really cool people. None are progressing right now but they show
potential. We have really been seeing changes in our area since we have
started praying for the area in ever prayer we do. We have been getting
good referrals and finding more prepared people. I know that if we keep
doing it then very shortly we will find those that are truly prepared to
receive the message and be willing to make steps to change. also our
mission president has asked us to start doing role plays with the members.
Because he is really putting pressure on being better teachers. so he says
we need to teach more even if it is just with members. So we are and it is
cool. It really helps build the trust with members to because they can see
we are trying to get better.
But for me to help me become a better teacher i decided about 2 weeks ago
to study all the lessons over, but not just study. But to really get and
understanding and spiritual confirmation they are true. not just the whole
lesson by its self but each individual part. So i have been reading them in
preach my gospel and after each little part i pray to know if that specific
principal is true, then i write what i learn in my study journal. It has
been so awesome because i cant testify more powerfully because each little
part is backed up with a personal answer.
To end i what to share that i know this work is true and that it is hard,
and why shouldn't it be? a mission is one of the hardest things you can do.
But if it was not hard would it be as rewarding? So i made a theme for this
planner its all about the war that we fight while in the mission and in
life. So i also took a bunch of powerful scriptures and put them together
to make one power house scripture. So i will share it...
"Awake my sons put on the armor of righteousness, shake off the chains with
which ye are bound and come forth from obscurity and arise from the dust.
for we have a labor to preform whilst in this tabernacle of clay, that we
may conquer the enemy of all righteousness. for behold now is the time and
day for men to flee or to prepare for war. That when the devil shall send
forth his mighty winds, yea his shafts in the whirl winds yea when all his
hail and his mighty storms shall beat upon you it shall have no power over
you. I would exhort you that ye would come unto Christ, be perfected in
him, to prepare for war and awake and arise from the dust.
And it came to pass that he rent his coat and he took a piece there of and
wrote on it: in memory of our God, religion and freedom and our peace our
wives and our children. And he fastened on his head plate and his breast
plate and his shield and girted his armor about his loins. And it came to
pass that when he had proclaimed these words, behold, the people came
running together with their armor girded about their loins, rending their
garments in token. And they were doing that which they felt was the duty
which they owed to their God, for the Lord had said unto them: ye shall
defend your family's, lands, country, rights and religion. And in that self
same hour they began to stand with power."
The district is doing good. We just have several people that are having a
ruff time and are close to going home as well so they are hard to motivate.
But other than that they are doing well and i love the responsibility, its
hard but good.