Well I can’t believe you all went to Comic Con without me! I’ve been dying to go for like… forever! But I either had school or a soccer game. So it’s good to hear that I’ll be attending it next year with Alex!
That’s some really good talks! I really enjoyed reading through them. It’s really a big thing in the world where we get all caught up in becoming perfect and it just causes more problems than solutions. Perfection isn’t something that is achieved until after this life, so there is no reason to worry about it now. It’s always great to read the inspiring words of others and learn from them so that we can apply into our own lives as well.
So this week for a us it has been pretty slow, but also pretty fast as well. So each week I get a bit of time to prepare for District Meeting and I wanted this past week on becoming Christ like. So I had all my teams in the District do the Christ like Attribute Activity in Preach My Gospel. So then throughout the week I can follow up on them and how they were able to work on it and apply it not only to their missionary work but also to their lives. So the one that I’ve been working on is; Diligence and what I can do to become a more Diligent missionary. So always doing my best to talk to one more person on the street and chap one more door. At first I will admit I had this idea of perfection in my mind. I’m going to become that perfect missionary that does everything right, is always working and is always saying the right things. But it’s not like that at all. I was able to calm a bit down and just sit back and enjoy the work I’m doing. I can both work hard and view it as something I have to do or I can work hard and view it as something I want to do. Then this went even into the conversations that I would be having with people. Because sometimes I get into the habit of doing the same thing over and over again or saying the same things. But I’ve been taking that extra moment to stop and pray and tell myself to testify of the things that are important. So the doors that open and say that now’s not a good time my brother has passed away or my husband is going through cancer, I was able to stand in front of them and tell them, “well we have something that can help”. When doing this I found more power and authority in what I was sharing with others. It really became moments of teaching and finding at the same time. I’ve striven to do this throughout my mission. But like all skills it does take time and this is something that I am striving to build upon and become that diligent missionary.
The things that you and Dad have shared are true. There are so many people in the world today that walk away from something great because they just become confused, or they feel lost. This is why it’s important for us to hold to the rod and reach out to help others hold to the rod. I find it interesting in Lehi’s dream that there are tons of people holding onto that rod, but I’d like to add my own bit to it. I like to picture the scene of people holding to the rod and as soon as some people let go there is someone else right behind them that grabs them and pulls with everything they’ve got to get that person back to the rod. No one ever said that life is a journey to be taken alone.
So this past week has been full of a lot inspiring moments. They may not have been a new person found that is wanting to hear the gospel, but it’s been a change of heart in myself and a few others that I have been able to see.
But to be honest we did get let into a door this past week and were able to share the message of the restoration of the gospel with a man (If you want to know how I feel watch the Hello parody with the missionaries). Well this next week should be a great week! I look forward to all our appointments.