Comp: Elder Cagle
Wow this week was probably on of the hardest weeks in my mission! So I only have had 6 weeks in this sector before my last companion Elder Cooper returned home -6 weeks is not enough to learn this sector!! So my companion Elder Cagle and I have been walking around everywhere with a map trying to remember where everyone lives.and Sunday last week were some of the hardest days because we had absolutely no lessons and we have very few lessons from the days before. The people were just ocupied or on vacation an we only had a few investigatores but we had visited them all. It was really hard litteraly walking 5 straight hours in the heat trying to find someone to teach!! Geez! But just yesterday we began to see blessings because of our diligence.
Well we are working with a family and they are becoming reactivated. They have a son who is not a member. This family has a goal to be sealed in the temple. We have been working hard with this family and their son has a baptism date for the.
My companion Elder Cagle and I have been seening lots of miracles. I know that our Heavenly Father has touched the hearts of these people. Even if these families dont make the baptism convant they will still have that seed and hopefully it will bloom in the future. We have started asking references. We have learned that the members are timid. Its hard to ask them to join us in a lesson with somene they dont know. So - we are working around that. We are asking the members for references in very specific ways and still the members are to shy to introduce us to them so we go and contact the house and if they accept us we tell the members that they had recieved us and they sooon become very excited to go to the lessons and share their testimonies. When these members see the success from their efforts they will want to participate more because thats what brings joy and happiness. Other members will see the examples and want to follow.
The field is white, and it is ready to harvest. I have learned from my mission president that it is like lookig for easter eggs. There are many many easter eggs but they are all hidden and we have to look diligently. Sometimes we give up to easy. As Elder Holland has said "Salvation is not a cheap experience." Even when we have been looking and searching and never find those eggs we still leave behind the hints and clues or seeds. We are all on the same team.
Well thats my week!! Love you guys!!