Tuesday, January 22, 2013

January 7, 2013

The work is finally starting to pick up.  We are winning some battles and losing others in this work!  We are finally to the point that we are actually finding investigators and not worrying so much about the members.  It is super sad to see that the members here don't have a lot of hope for the future or even care about the present.  One told us that they are all lost and then the Branch President said he is ready to throw in the towel.  It is sad to see but with new people in the church it will bring new energy.  The work is picking up - when I got to the area there were about 6 investigators that have all been dropped and now replaced with new ones.  It is amazing to see the Lord's hand in trials.  The Lord gives us times in the fire of trials so that we can get polished up and so that we can endure more.  He really loves us and sometimes it takes trials for us to learn the little lessons.  Prayer really is powerful - it is the way that we can do all things.  The Lord just expects us to talk to him and to ask him for help and to be specific and he is waiting and willing to help us.  He really does want to help sometimes we are just too stubborn to humble ourselves and ask him.  It took a lot for me to learn that but it is the truth.  Look for the little bright rays of sunshine that can always conquer the darkness.  They are everywhere we just have to look for them.

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