THIS LAST WEEK WAS PRETTY HARD. WE HAD TO DROP SEVERAL INVESTIGATORS THAT WE HAVE BEEN WASTING TIME WITH THAT DO NOT GO TO CHURCH AND MANY THAT DON'T EVEN READ OR PRAY. WE BASICALLY DON'T HAVE ANYONE NOW. LITERALLY. IT IS REALLY DISCOURAGING.
TUESDAY WE WENT TO PALMARES TO ATTEND THE DISTRICT MEETING THERE AND GIVE A LITTLE TRAINING (ALTHOUGH I FEEL INADEQUATE FOR THAT BECAUSE MY AREA IS PRETTY MUCH THE WORST ONE IN THE ZONE RIGHT NOW). BUT ANYWAYS THAT WAS COOL AND WE ALSO HAD A CHURRASCO AFTER (BBQ), AND DID A DIVISION WITH THE ELDERS IN THE PALMARES AREA. THEN WE SPENT THE REST OF THE WEEK IN CABO.WE FOUND A FEW PEOPLE (DOING CONTACTS) THAT SEEM LIKE THEY COULD HAVE GOOD POTENTIAL BUT NONE WENT TO CHURCH. NO ONE. I HONESTLY DON'T KNOW WHY WE ARE HAVING NO RESULTS HERE BECAUSE I AM NOT WORKING LESS HARD THAN ANY OTHER TIME ON THE MISSION, AND AFTER 2 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE, ONE WOULD THINK THAT I WOULD BE A BETTER MISSIONARY AND A MORE EFFECTIVE ONE THAN AT ANY OTHER TIME, BUT NOTHING THAT WE ARE DOING WORKS OUT WELL.
I DON'T REMEMBER IF I TOLD YOU ABOUT SUELY, A LADY THAT WE CONTACTED LIKE 3 MONTHS AGO IN GAIBU. SHE LIVES IN THE OTHER DUPLAS PART OF CABO, SO WE PASSED THE REFERRAL TO THEM. ANYWAYS SHE WAS BAPTIZED LAST WEEK AND CONFIRMED THIS WEEK AND SHE IS SUPER EXCITED TO SERVE IN THE CHURCH. THAT MEANS AT LEAST ONE 5 MINUTE CONTACT THAT WE DID MONTHS AGO MADE A DIFFERENCE, BUT BESIDES THAT, THERE ARE NO VISIBLE RESULTS. BUT YEAH THERE ISN'T ANYTHING SPECIFIC TO PRAY FOR, JUST MAYBE THAT WE CAN HAVE SOME SORT OF MIRACLE HERE BEFORE MY MISSION ENDS!
ALRIGHT THANKS FOR THE QUOTE! I LOVE YOU ALL
"Let us follow the Son of God in all ways and in all walks of life. Let us make him our exemplar and our guide. We should at every opportunity ask ourselves, 'What would Jesus do?' and then be more courageous to act upon the answer. We must follow Christ, in the best sense of that word. We must be about his work as he was about his Father's. We should try to be like him, even as the Primary children sing, 'Try, try, try.' To the extent that our mortal powers permit, we should make every effort to become like Christ - the one perfect and sinless example this world has ever seen."His beloved disciple John often said of Christ, 'We beheld his glory' (John 1:14). They observed the Savior's perfect life as he worked and taught and prayed. So, too, ought we to 'behold his glory' in every way we can."We must know Christ better than we know him; we must remember him more often than we remember him; we must serve him more valiantly than we serve him. Then we will drink water springing up unto eternal life and will eat the bread of life."What manner of men and women ought we to be? Even as he is."