Monday, March 11, 2013
What a week! I am now training and my companion is from San Pedro Sula. He is a really nice Elder but he doesn't understand a lot of the doctrine or know a lot of the doctrine but it will be a lot of fun. I am super excited to be with a Latin again to just be speaking Spanish all the time! Changes were super interesting - President threw me a curve ball this change. Not only am I training but I have been called to be a district leader here in my area. So it will be a really awesome transfer. We had a really sweet experience this week. We went to go visit this old guy from the branch and for the past three months I have been asking this man for references but haven't received a single one until the other day. We went looking for these two ladies that are less actives and we ended up finding them and their families. It was sweet. We went with the member and he talked to them forever but he got them convinced that the church where they were going was completely incorrect and that they were lost in that church and then he convinced them to come to our church and even invited them. They were super nice people and they came to church on Sunday. It just helped me realize that it doesn't matter how many times you have to ask someone for a reference they will eventually give one if you keep asking. I have really learned a lot this week and have been really humbled by the spirit with these new opportunities I have. The spirit really is living and he can guide our every step if we just learn to listen to his voice. The more we listen the more he speaks. This has to be the Lord's work because if it wasn't there wouldn't be so many miracles like there are. Look for the miracles in your lives - they are there and there are many - you just have to look for them.
Transfers are this week and it's going to be a good time! I know for sure that I am going to have a new companion. President called me this past week one morning right before I was going to start my personal study. I answered and he said Elder Lake and asked me how I was, the basics like normal and then said, "the Lord has called you to be a trainer and you need to come to Tegucigalpa tomorrow." I am super excited! It will be a lot of fun to be able to train a new missionary again. While we were at the meeting for trainers President had a copy of Doctrine and Covenants Section 4 that he gave out to all of us and we all read it. He then said this is a covenant that we are all going to make. He had us all sign one that he kept. I have been studying a lot about it this week and it really hit me. The Lord doesn't call the people that are perfect to serve. It really hit me. He just wants us to have a desire to serve and to be better. The Lord has a lot of trust in us and we have a lot of work to do. It will be awesome though.