Monday, January 5, 2015
1/5/15 - Happy New Year/1 Year Milestone
But if You turn to the Lord with full purpose of heart, and
put your trust in him, and
serve him with all diligence of mind,
if you do this,
He will, according to His will and pleasure, deliver you out of bondage.
That's been our theme this week. He's taken care of us, and although we've had some frustrations & dumb problems, I've really felt His hand touch my heart this week.
We now have 2 New investigators, finally, people to teach=) YES!
Alex- we met knocking. 29 and in the Aerospace business. Met back up at Starbucks & talked to Him about finding God through the Book of Mormon. He is very positive, but is thrilled to read it, and hopefully can recognize that it is not just a good read.
Also, we met another man through the ARP run by the church. Holy cow, I've never had such an upfront word of wisdom problem. Dealt with drinking, smoking, some marijuana (on my mission, mom, don't worry:). But this is a whole new ball game. It’s pretty intense BUT- he has been clean for 3 months and is really trying to get his life back together.
He has some family/friends that are members, and he has the most sincere desire to see if this is right. I am REALLY excited for him and have SUCH a deep testimony of the addiction recovery program for the church. It is for everyone, and literally takes you step by step how to apply the Atonement. Sometimes people need more than just Primary answers.
We talked with 89 people about the gospel this week!
Didn't quite hit our goal of 100- but hopefully with our health good now we can hit it! It’s still intimidating- all these rich people who "have it all" while I'm in a helmet/skirt on bike. Ohhh boy. BUT, working on it. (courage, man, courage). Oh I want to teach a family so bad!! But, whatever His will, I know I’m supposed to be here for a reason.
I am doing much better health-wise. Not full 100% but still better.
Luckily, we were only really sick from Saturday till Thursday, we still gotta have a blast for New Years. Your package was so much fun so thank you! Me and my comp celebrated at 9 (midnight for Indiana). We taped a plastic pumpkin to some ribbon, and did our own little "ball drop." Hahaha sometimes you just gotta make do as a missionary- so it was fun.
Love you tons! Happy New Year! We kicked it in gear, setting goals is nothing new to missionaries=) Really, I encourage everyone to do the same. Swallow your pride, it’s not bad to try and become a little bit better. That’s kinda the point of why we're here;) Set a goal. So, that’s my little call to repentance, mission accomplished=)
Make every day great, because it’s one day less you get to glorify God.