So my companion went home this week. So I am in another trio again.
It's been difficult to try and work in both areas effectively.
But we've been trying.
So because of this situation things have been crazy... kind of like my
world is shaking.
I was reading in third Nephi and came a rose this scripture:
3rd Nephi 10:10 And the earth did cleave together again, that it
stood; and the mourning, and the weeping, and the wailing of the
people who were spared alive did cease; and their mourning was turned
into joy, and their lamentations into the praise and thanksgiving unto
the Lord Jesus Christ, their Redeemer.
I likened this scripture unto me because it fit well with how I was
feeling. I was super stressed about my companion going home, being in
a trio, trying to help these other missionaries get used to the
situation, and figure out how to work best in both areas. I read this
scripture and I was assured from this scripture that everything was
going to be okay. My world would cleave back together. That this time
of stress will bring joy into my life after I endure the trial as by
striving to be Christlike and do as He would in this situation. It's
so true. Hard times defiantly have a reward in the end if you push
through them in the ways that He would want you to. I know this
situation isn't really all that bad it was just kind of a shock.
On Sunday we attended both wards. In the first Ward a little boy went
up and bore his testimony. It was simple. It was sincere and heart
felt. That little boys testimony touched me. I don't know how to
describe how or why. But it just did. Also in the other Ward there
were a bunch of elderly people sitting in the back that haven't been
able to attend, because of their health, for years. The bishopric
hooked up a mobile microphone and walked it down to those elderly.
They spoke with power as there cracked, stuttery voices were heard
throug the speakers. It was amazing. The spirit was so strong. It
was.... touching. They all spoke with such convincing power. While I
was there sitting, listening through the speakers (they were sitting
down in the back so I just sat and listened, didn't bother to turn
around) I was struck by something that almost all of them said. They
said "this is the church of Jesus Christ. He leads this church. Joseph
Smith did indeed see God the father, and Jesus Christ. He was a
prophet of God." These were all very fundamental and simple
testimonies but yet they were so powerful. It was amazing.
But things are going good. We have gotten this new investigator who is
very prepared. We taught her the restoration when we first met her and
when I was baring my testimony I said "the Book of Mormon is true" and
she said "oh, yea, I believe it!!! I believe it!" Haha wow. I was
excited after the lesson. She if very sweet and humble. We went and
did some service for her on Saturday and she brought up the Book of
Mormon. She said she had read the intro and 9 chapters into the Book
of Mormon. She's awesome! She said she enjoys the spiritual talks we
have with her.
This week has been humbling. The Lord in our weakness gives us
strength. I've had a headache all this week but the headache has not
gotten to the point where I have to stop and go sleep, but it's just
annoying. I believe fully that us the Lord giving m strength to
continue to press onward in this work. I have felt such love this
week. This work is true. The Book of Mormon is true. This is Christ's
church. He has restored the same doctrines that He taught when He was
on the earth. The priesthood has been restored. Thomas S. Monson is a
prophet of God. In the name of Jesus Christ, amen.