Well another week is behind us and it sure went by too fast! Another great one to add though! Last week we had our district council meeting. President and Sister Heid showed up and it was really nice. I feel their love for us missionaries in the way they speak and act towards us and the work! They gave some great instructions and insights to what we discussed which was Pride.
As for the week it was quite good! We were able to meet some new people as well as continue to teach, follow up on and help our current investigators to progress. I cant believe how fast January has flown by! We are really planning to try and help 1 or 2 of our investigators to prepare to make covenants in the waters of baptism this coming February though. So lets see how it goes!
I've really been finding myself lost in the work though and it has just been great. So much clarity and peace is in our minds as missionaries. Maybe a little bit of disappointment at times, but other that that the work is great! I feel that I've really come to learn alot about the Gospel and Doctrine of Christ, but I know there is so much more to learn! I find my self learning or remembering things in lessons or as Elder Asemota and I talk. It's great!
We were able to work with members this week which was awesome. Even we have been really strengthening our relationships with them and trying to get them more involved and excited about missionary work in their individual families and referrals are coming! So we have alot of expectations and work to do which is a good challenge for us and will keep us busy!
So far our progress with Blessing has been great. She is progressing greatly and is accepting the gospel very well. We plan to introduce the commandments this week. She's been to church twice and was unable to make it this Sunday be cause of a funeral, but I have faith and hope in her!
This week we contacted quite a few people who were so humble and ready to listen, but because of their schedules and places they reside, we are unable to continue to teach them. We referred them to the other missionaries in their areas though, so hopefully they follow up on them!
On Thursday we had a world wide missionary broadcast devotional where Elder Oaks, Bednar and Anderson and other general authorities addressed us missionaries about the Doctrine of Christ and ways in which we can better teach with clarity and power. They also introduced a new more flexible schedule. It pretty much just means we can choose when we want to study during the day so we can use our agency to manage our time. I guess it will make the transition better back home?
They gave some wonderful insights though and I learnt alot. I enjoyed what was spoken about conversion to the Gospel and to Jesus Christ. Sometimes we get into bad habits where we do or don't do things that we shouldn't or should do. It is one things to know the Gospel is true and have a testimony, but it is another to live ans breathe what you believe. As I've strived to do this as a missionary, I've come to experience the great blessings that come from becoming more converted to the Lord! A greater peace enters our life and a love for others drives away any desire to harm, offend or hurt another. I'm so grateful for the Gospel, the scriptures and the example of my Savior. I'm grateful for the Atonement and Repentance which enable us to experience a mighty change of heart!
Elder Asemota and I are doing awesome though! We are doing our best to keep Sakumono going forward and I'm finding alot of joy in the work. You come home absolutely finished some nights, but somehow in the morning you feel refreshed and ready to go again. With the Lords strengths we can do all things! I hope you's have an awesome week though! Love and miss you a bunch!