Anyway, I want to share an analogy I thought of about prayer. So, I’m all about Science. I remember going to the Science Museum in London as a family, and I loved it when someone would see something, get interested in it, then ask me how it works, or why. There was always so much I wanted to share with people, but instead of shoving it down their throats, I learned to wait until people asked. But I was always so excited when they finally would ask so that I could share the things that I know with them. I think that’s a bit like our Heavenly Father. He’s just waiting there and wants to share with us and bless us, and he’s just waiting for us to ask. As a missionary, our purpose is to invite people to come unto Christ, we can’t MAKE them. But when we invite it gives them the opportunity to act. Like knocking, they can answer or not.
At Zone conference a Psychologist came in, and he talked about how we often compare our worst to someone’s best. It doesn’t matter to an investigator whether your a Zone Leader, or an AP, they just know you’re a missionary, like Christ. We don’t need to aspire to leadership positions.
At Amanda’s Baptism I heard a talk, the only difference between a stumbling block or a stepping stone is how we use them. Whether we use them to elevate ourself or kick us off our feet. We need to look at our hard times, almost as a blessing. I’ve been trying to do this too. The Lord allows us to go through hard experiences to get stronger.
Weird ways I’ve changed:
I enjoy a salad without dressing (like Dad) go figure.
I have like 8 purple ties, wouldn't have been caught dead in one back in Texas.
I sang a solo in public; I Feel My Savior’s Love. That made me so nervous. It went well, I think I did alright.
We got messy sundae’s they were awesome. I ate the whole thing. We had to go to a dinner appointment after, and my stomach was hurting so bad. The Lord blessed us at that dinner with some good vegetables that made my stomach feel much better.
Garland we’re going to see today. He’s going to help us detail our mission car. He’s doing very well. Still dealing with a lot of troubles with his x-girlfriend, but I think he’s going to make it.
Cheyenne is progressing so well.
It seems like every time I don’t think I can get blessed more, I do. It is absolutely amazing out here and to see the Lord’s hand in this work, in HIS work.
I’ll send some pictures, I love you!