This week was full of miracles! The beginning on the week was really hard because Sister Rasmussen and I were working very hard and were still extremely unsuccessful (so we thought.) We then had to realize how successful we were actually being. We were inviting every person we met to come unto Christ. We were knocking on doors and chasing people down on the streets, we were showing how far we were will to go for Heavenly Father. He then answered both of my major goals that I had been praying about for two weeks.
I got to mow TWO lawns and teach my first restoration lesson to a person we found while knocking. A lesson actually went through! I didn’t mow in a dress but they were both non-members and both very touch. I love this work!
I also only got bit by one dog this week, but this time it left a pretty nice bruise on the back of my leg. And I got stung three times. It just means there is an elect about to be found and baptized!
Even Alma had a melt down when he didn’t feel like he was doing enough and then he had to realize that he was doing his best (Alma 29). The Lord asks me to do my very best and work till I can barely say my prayers at night.
“O that I were an angel, and could have the wish of mine heart, that I might go forth and speak with the trump of God, with a voice to shake the earth, and cry repentance unto every people! …
“Now, seeing that I know these things, why should I desire more than to perform the work to which I have been called?
“Why should I desire that I were an angel, that I could speak unto all the ends of the earth? …
“I know that which the Lord hath commanded me, and I glory in it. I do not glory of myself, but I glory in that which the Lord hath commanded me; yea, and this is my glory, that perhaps I may be an instrument in the hands of God to bring some soul to repentance; and this is my joy.”
Book of Mormon, Alma 29: 1, 6-7, 9
Also one super funny story. Olympia is full of wonderful crazy people and my neighbors are some of them. One night we were coming home and our neighbor lady called us over and told us some of her boys needed Jesus. so of course we went over. We ended up teaching 7 drunk people and did a giant prayer circle. And now they are all our best friends and we love seeing them around our apartment.
This work is done in all sorts of different ways. I am so proud to be a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I love you all. Carpe Diem and read the Book of Mormon.