Hey Mom and Dad!
Well we have been doing well! Had a super super busy week, getting a whole bunch of teaching opportunities and new people to teach again. It sure has been tiring, but theres just something about the spirit in our lessons that I can't just get enough of haha! I just love teaching and helping people build faith in the Lord and come to know of the truthfulness of the Restored Gospel!
We have been teaching some new people this week, and at times we had a few struggles dew to language barriers, but we plan to go out with some members this week to help those humble truth seekers understand more clearly and plainly.
I read a book written by Dallin.H.Oaks this past week and it was just full of so much truth and wisdom! But there was one quote that made me ponder and re evaluate myself as a missionary which I just loved so much. He said "Do not worry if people agree with you, but rather worry about whether or not they UNDERSTAND you." This has since been my kind of motto lol! I've been recently just revising the lessons, and making sure that I am treasuring up those doctrines in my mind, so that I can teach as plainly as possible. Since I've been out I've really just come to love to interact and talk to people and just help them. But I know what will help them most in their life is the Gospel once it is understood and they are applying it into their lives!
During the week we had a great lesson with one of our investigators though. We were just going over some points in the Gospel and it was like something all of a sudden just clicked in his mind and he got it. All of a sudden he just expressed his feelings and thoughts and opened up and told us he knew it was true. The spirit had witnessed to him, but he was caught up in the fear of change. He was expressing his sorrow for those in his previous church who dont know and would not accept the truth. We extended a date to him and reassured him that if he trusts in the Lord, all things will work out and he will be supported and be given the strength to withstand all challenges. We will see how it continues to go...was a really spiritual moment though!
Church was awesome on Sunday too. The Branch President and us Missionaries had a special fast for the branch to see some progress in our efforts and for it to grow gradually! We are really doing our best to enable this to happen. I spoke in Sacrament which was sweet too haha...my 6 or 7th talk in Juapong!
Elder Palmer and I are well though! Just keeping our minds and bodies busy in the work and doing our best to just love serve and help these wonderful people out here! I know that when we get lost in the service of others and help others with their own needs, our own just tend to go away! Anyway, have an awesome week! Love yous. xx