Monday, January 2, 2012
How are you all?
Alright, let’s try and start that over again. It was really standard...
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012!!! How fast 2011 has passed by. I can hardly believe that it is a new year already. So, I really do not have a lot to report on today. All of our investigators were out of town this Sunday which was sad because we were hoping that Cleidiane would be baptized. We had marked this Sunday but she also expressed the uncertainty of if she would be in town or not. She had to go out of town to celebrate the New Year with her mom. So, what else do I have to say... this Sunday I gave a talk in sacrament meeting. It was alright. I did not have any time to prepare hardly. I was only planning on a quick 5 minutes and was asked to talk about how every member is a missionary. Alright, no problem. But, as I stood up to give the talk, the councilor asked if I could talk 15-20 minutes. So, I thought that it was a little unorganized, but my companion said that it was good, the best talk that he had heard form a missionary in his life. See why he is so likable, hahaha. But I ended up teaching two examples of a member missionary from the Book of Mormon. The first was Amulek (however you spell that in English) and how alma was rejected and was wanting to never return, but the angel commanded so he hurried back and met the member called Amulek and how Amulek was unafraid to teach and testify and a certain amount of the people were converted. The second story was Ammon and Lamoni, how Ammon taught the king and the king was converted and later on how the king shared his 4 line testimony of the savior to his wife who was then overcome with the spirit unto conversion. I talked about how in both situations the missionaries were there, directing the work with the investigators, but how the members had made the difference teaching, and simply being unafraid to bear a pure testimony. I do not know how my talk went, but at least the stories were good. My purpose was to excite them, and so after the stories and bore my testimony that the members in the branch have power, and that they have a right to the spirit, and that they are called to be a light to the world and how they are a light, that they sparkle wherever they go in this world. Their light is seen and that they can be the means of bring souls to the source of light and salvation, Jesus Christ. I made it to the 15-20 minute mark. So, what else... everything is good, although slow. It is the last transfer for Elder Santana so he is getting pretty anxious to get home and less anxious to get to work. I am trying to excite him but I feel like there is little that I can do. He has already made up his mind. I guess that I just have to continue trying and continue helping and teaching in every situation possible. Take advantage of every opportunity. I do not want to finish the mission like that, completely worn out and counting days to get home. I was my last transfer to be the best transfer, because I will be the best missionary that I have been, better experienced and more grown up, mentally and physically. Well, that is about all that I have to report on, so I will end this letter with my love for all of you. I love all of you!!! And with a happy new year!!! It is going to fly! So until next week!
Love Elder Lee