Alma 26:12 Yea, I know that I am nothing; as to my strength I am weak; therefore I will not boast of myself, but I will boast of my God, for in his strength I can do all things; yea, behold, many mighty miracles we have wrought in this land, for which we will praise his name forever.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
There's nothing better then teaching other people and sharing your own personal testimony with people who aren't as lucky as you to have had the gospel in their lives
last week was just an amazing week for missionary work here in El
Paso. That guy we met is just so on fire its crazy. We set a
baptismal date with him for March 29th and then two days
later we moved it up to the 15th and he is just sooo excited about
it! It is so amazing to see this happen. And I've already seen it
in lots of people on my mission but he is just something else. His
wife is also a member and I guess they have been having troubles and
the other day he told us about some stuff and my first thought was,
"Dang he is doing this for his wife and now hes gonna drop us!"
but I was soo wrong. He said he is not letting anything get in the
way of his baptism and it's all for himself! I about leaped outta my
chair for joy! Haha! He was saying how he usually likes to set
goals and his next goal was to make the E6 rank in the army which is
an amazing goal to have but he said that he has never been so
determined to reach a goal as he is for this baptismal goal. He is
just so prepared for this gospel its unreal. The night we moved his
date up we talked about the word of wisdom a little bit cause in this
mission you have to be living it for at least two weeks to be
baptized and he was like well I've never drank or smoked and I don't
drink coffee and rarely drinks tea and that it wouldn't even be a
struggle for him. That was a big relief for us haha were just so
excited for him right now, its crazy.
also have another investigator that's just about as solid as he is!
He even came to our zone conference yesterday and talked to almost 60
missionaries about what teaching methods we used that worked for him
the best and at what moment did he feel the spirit. He did an
amazing job and had all of us missionaries were asking him questions
and laughing it was so awesome! We also have another little girl
getting baptized. She didn't grow up in the gospel or anything and
she is one smart cookie! Haha! We taught her the plan of salvation
and she taught it right back to us and she's only 10. I don't even
think I knew how to spell the plan of salvation when I was 10 haha
jk. But these 3 will be getting baptized this month and the elders
that cover the south half of the ward will be having 2. That's 5
baptisms for this ward in one month! Talk about hastening the work!
Its just a super exciting time to be a missionary right now and I'm
loving every minute of it.
also crazy to think that on the 6th I will hit my year mark! This
first year has flown by way too fast and this next one is supposed to
go by even faster. Kinda sad but it makes me want to work even
harder now! This work truly is amazing and when you have wonderful
investigators who are progressing they make YOU excited about the
gospel. Especially when the investigator is doing missionary work
after the first lesson you have with him! I would really recommend
going out with the missionaries. Especially if you are struggling
with your own testimony right now. There's nothing better then
teaching other people and sharing your own personal testimony with
people who aren't as lucky as you to have had the gospel in their
lives. It truly is an inspired work! Love you all and have a great
This was my last district! All of them except one are in my zone!
This is the Thompson family. They moved to Spokane last week :/ Lookin forward to seeing them after the mission though!