June 8th, 2015
This week has been okay. We have been doing lots of exchanges because transfers are coming up (both my companion and I are staying) so I had to take over the area with other missionaries for the last few days...it's been rough. All of our investigators are progressing and we should have five baptisms this week. I will try to send pictures for you.
One day while we were waiting for the car to be washed, I saw a group of Asians walking. I turned to my companion for the day, Elder Bair, and stated how this was unusual, when all of a sudden two break off and walk right towards us and state how they are members from Mongolia who have been looking for a ward building. We told them where to go and gave them our number to call for any help. I have seen a lot of miracles this week like that, except most of them were Spanish members who have lost their connection to the Church when they moved to America. Thank goodness the elders who were with me spoke Spanish, so my job was to smile and look pretty for most of those conversations.
I know that the more people we talk to and share the gospel with the more success we can see. In D&C section 4, the Lord promises us that the field is white already to harvest and as we thrust in our sickles with our might the same layeth up in store that he perisheth not but bringeth salvation to his soul. What this says is that people are ready to hear the gospel and that as we share the gospel, people will accept its message...but it is proportional to how much work we put in. If we tell a friend about our church every once in a while, we might see success. And if we invite a few people to a ward activity, we will see that much success. And if we share the gospel with everyone we see, we will see that much success. There is a lot of work to do and we are all called to the work. I am glad to be serving as a missionary and to be able to change people's lives with the message that we share. Do your best wherever you are and be the best that you can be.