Well another week down! It's official now, I have 6 weeks till I'm back! It's starting to feel really odd that my mission is coming to and end! Keen to just continue trying to do what I do best as a missionary...teach, find, serve and eat lol.
This week we had a lot of appointments fall through which is always disappointing and frustrating. Led us to our usual backup plan of finding and visiting members and less actives though which was sweet.
This week 2 of the Less Actives we've been working on reactivating came to church which was awesome. I suppose during the week we've just been stopping by when we pass by their area, try and interact with them, joke, and look for opportunities to serve. It's been cool becoming good friends with them, but it's been amazing re sparking their desire to follow the Savior and do what is right.
We are continuing to teach Bro. Joseph. He is just so humble and willing to meet and learn with us. He came to church again this Sunday bright and early which was fetching sweet! He has such a strong desire to learn and do what is right. Little by little we are working on getting him to also bring his whole family to church. It's hard as his wife attends another church at the moment but in time I am sure! The happiness and joy you see in this mans life as he is living what we teach him is so contagious!
We also started teaching some really cool guys who play for a paraplegic football team. They all speak not too much english so we always have a translator with us but it is super funny interacting with them and helping them learn and understand the Restored Gospel.
It is so awesome when we get to take Bro Buckman one of the branch missionaries out with us to teach as he is usually our translator. He is also preparing to go on a mission very soon and his testimony of the Gospel and of the Savior is just so powerful. It is just amazing to have him with us, and we just have fun and get a tonne of work done too.
I suppose that is it for this week though! Continuing to just leave it all out in the field and finish strong. Gotta admit some days are better than others, but the Lord always gives me the strength sufficient to just get done what needs to be done each day.
I am grateful for the Book of Mormon and the strength, comfort and desire it gives me everyday to just do good and choose what is right. I know and testify that this book transforms lives, and assists us in experiencing a mighty change of heart as we study and ponder it's teachings diligently with prayer. It has blessed and changed my life, and also my investigators. I would encourage people to give it a 'fair go'...as aussies would say?
Hope you have an awesome week though Mom and Dad! Will be great to get to chat next week for Mother's Day! Lol, will be better to chat in person 4 weeks after that! Love you's though! Thanks for your, love, support and all you do!