This week we had a Zone Conference in St. George. It is still weird for me to go down there for these things because of having served in St. George. The Zone Conference was about going back to the basics and understanding our purpose as missionaries. I think this will help our mission as a whole and we will be able to continue moving forward.
The night after Zone Conference I had a pretty awesome experience. We had an extra companion for the night, Elder Ayala. His companion was in a different area, so we got the privilege of having him with us. The appointment in our area was pretty terrible, but the one lesson that we had for Elder Ayala's area was amazing. Some background for the story is that Elder Ayala has only been out for 4 weeks in the field. He is struggling to learn English, but has a great heart. This lesson we had was with a girl that is here studying from
One miracle we had this week was with a lady named Mary Lou. She said she had been reading in the Book of Mormon this week and every time that she read, she got this feeling that she needed to be baptized. We were shocked at this statement and excited at the same time. We talked with her about the Holy Ghost and how that gives us feelings and how He gives us these thoughts to act upon. So she actually came to church this week and during Sacrament Meeting, she was just crying because of the messages that were being shared. I am so grateful for the Spirit and how that can change the hearts of anyone! We are hoping that we can set a baptismal date with her this week.
|Went inside with rain, came out to a blizzard!|
I feel that I am still becoming more bold in my missionary work. I feel I have turned the corner and am really understanding what I am supposed to do as a missionary and why this is so important. I feel that sometimes I have come off as rude to some people, but why present something that is some important with lightness of heart? This is eternal salvation! It isn’t something to be taken lightly, and for that reason, I am out working hard and helping others to understand how they can gain eternal life. I wrote last week about Kathy's baptism, well we had her confirmation yesterday. She is such an awesome convert! She is reading the Book of Mormon every night and is really taking these changes in stride. I look forward to big things from her in the future. We finally had another lesson with Cris after 2 weeks. Even after two weeks, I still have so much love for that man. I feel that he is so close to the point that he needs to reach. He has a testimony, but he just needs it to be confirmed by the Holy Ghost. Once he prays specifically for these things, he will be ready. I just want the best for him so bad.
This week ended on a weird note. We have just been "dropping" a lot of people this week. If they aren’t sincere or want to do anything, we are leaving them to find people who are really prepared for this message. I think it will be an act of faith, but we are ready for the work that lies ahead of us.
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