So the weeks are slowly, but surely getting more busy here in Sparks. Before I came, the area was split, so now we are working on building our area back up again. I just wish I weren't so lazy. Thinking about all the work we have to do, just makes me tired.
We had interviews with our mission President this past week. He told me of the story of Alma, how he wasn't finding or baptizing anyone, until he met Amulek. The one. Amulek was being prepared by the Lord. The phrase that stood out to me was "we have reason to rejoice." Remember that no matter what trial you are going through there is always reason to rejoice!
For all of those who are asking. I am doing GREAT!!! I love my mission, the people, and my companion! I know that this is really Christ's church and I am grateful to share that knowledge with everyone.
We met with Patrick this week and he has some very interesting views on a lot of things. And he has a lot to say about nothing. He is pretty awesome though! His brother was baptized last year and his testimony is continuing to grow. We plan on going through the lessons at least once more before his baptism on May 29th.
Our ward mission leader went out to a potential investigator's home with us. He told them of his conversion and how he wasn't searching for a church because he was content being catholic, but how much happier he has been after "stumbling" upon the LDS church. That is where they are at. They are very content, but could be so much happier if they would accept the fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It was heartbreaking when they said no, not at this time. But there is still hope that one day they will be open to taking the discussions!
Another investigator we met with this week was Lady. She says that she came out of the womb Lutheran. Currently she is searching for a "brighter" religion. She feels that the Lutheran church isn't quite right for her anymore. Except it was funny how when we were over discussing the plan of salvation with her, it seemed that she was trying to fit everything into her Lutheran views. She has been reading the Book of Mormon though, but hasn't felt that it is true yet. She said that she expects to feel peace from the Holy Spirit. After many invitations from us and from fellowshippers, she still has not attended sacrament meeting yet. She says that she doesn't want to be influenced at all by the people, just completely by the spirit. It still seems like she isn't quite ready to give up/let go of 60 plus years of being Lutheran. I just don't know what to do with Lady. She is searching, but she's not.
There are a lot of potential investigators here and lots to do, lots to do!!
Tell Preston that I love him lots! He is going to be an amazing missionary and is going to do incredible things in Mexico!
I love you all so much!! Thank you for your constant support and prayers! Sorry it's short and I didn't even write one last week, or did I, I can't remember.
I know that families are eternal through God's power (the priesthood), we are bound to them with everlasting ties!! Pray hard, work hard, and the Lord's hand will guide you!!!! I have seen that so many times throughout my mission!!
Love your guts!!
P.S. what is Preston's mailing address?! and what are the rules on what I can and cannot send?!