Tuesday, January 22, 2013
January 21, 2013
Wow - what a week! Let's just say it will be interesting - for the emergency changes they just sent me an Elder from the area closest to me. We had a week together and then transfers came and it looks like we will have a transfer together. The interesting thing is because of the huge number of missionaries that will be coming to the mission this transfer will be 7 weeks instead of 6. We will see how this goes. The area got 2 more missionaries as well this week. It is super awesome that we finally have a lot of support and the burden is less upon our shoulders now that there are two pair of missionaries. This week was a really good week. We couldn't do as much as we wanted because we had to help out the new guys here a bunch but it was awesome. This week we have been teaching Isabel and she is progressing really well - she knows she needs to be baptized just hasn't accepted a date yet. She just hasn't prayed!!!! So frustrating when investigators don't pray. I can't imagine how disappointed God feels when we don't say our prayers a couple of times a day. I feel super frustrated and I am just a missionary. So don't be stupid and say your Prayers! God is waiting to hear from all of us everyday and often. We have been looking so hard to find little rays of light poking through the clouds in the area that could bring some good news to the branch. Yesterday we went to contact a reference from the Zone Leaders. I was super pumped because they were talking up how awesome the reference was. We went to contact him and the Brother walked out to welcome us in and ushered us into a room and before even saying anything brought us food and a drink. Then as we were talking I just realized how elect they are and I am confident they will be baptized. One thing impacted me a lot from what they said - the brother, his names is Harley. It's a family of him and his wife, Jesica, and they have 3 kids. He asked us - do you know why we like your church and I just responded "No, why?" He goes on to tell me "We like your church because it all seems positive and everyone seems happy and we want to be a part of that happiness!" It made me think that really we are happy because we have and we know so much! It just makes me grateful for the knowledge that we do have. We have the plan of happiness so we should be happy! I love you all and hope you all realize how blessed we all are!