We are on the front lines of the battle between good and evil! Moroni 8:6 says" And now, my son, I desire that ye should labor diligently, that this gross error should be removed from among you; for this intent I have written in this epistle."
We need to not cease to Labor diligently! We HAVE to have the faith and the testimonies that will keep us protected from the adversary! Satan is attacking us from the front and not hiding anymore, he knows that our time is near and that the Savior is coming again soon! We need to be prepared, we need to do all we can to get ourselves back to our Heavenly Father. We not only have to get ourselves to Heaven again but also those around us, Our friends, neighbors and family! WE all want to make it back to him again don't we?
As a missionary its been hard to figure out who is ready to hear the Gospel and who isn't ready to hear the Gospel. We learned in Zone Meeting that we don't want to waste our time with people who only play with the hook, but don't actually bite it. We need to be hunters and fishers of men and help get the chosen and the elect back to God again! Doing that we need to be spirit led, fight for those that are ready and real those that are ready in! We have to love the work, its a choice and you you have to choose to be happy! Pray for strength to endure to the end and be able to find those that are ready, those that want to hear the gospel and those that want to progress!
The one thing that really stood out to me was Sister Cravens analogy of a Frying pan! She said that sometimes we have a small frying pan, and we at times have big plans but they won't all fit in our frying pan so we throw them away and go with something else. A question she asked us was "How often do we throw way our big plans? We need to throw away our small pans and expand to a skillet, expand our vision and apply and grow in a bigger plan with a larger vision! :D WE should be prepared to keep the changes we have made and be prepared to make more changes. We need to Be worthy and STAY worthy! "I can't do perfect but I can do faithful" Trust in God, Make those big plans because the future is only as bright as your faith!
It was an all around great week! I love sharing the gospel and love bringing people closer to Christ. It means a lot when I am able to see the light of Christ spark inside people and help them find it and keep it! WE have 6 investigators and all of them have a baptismal date! One of them I would like to touch on is Leonardo and Arlenny Dejesus they are just amazing! I don't know if I told ya'll but we came home from our appointment and at we were going inside but saw them taking groceries out of there car and had a feeling that we should go and help them. As we asked them if we could help the little boy Darian said "YES, please help!" The dad (Leonardo) looked a little embarrassed said that we could help them out and we took the steps to the third floor and helped them take there groceries inside. We were able to make a connection with them and be able to introduce ourselves and talk about the importance of families. We left them with a restoration pamphlet and they allowed us to come back. We came back and shared the restoration and extended a baptismal invitation to the both of them and they both accepted and are now on date! They are loving what we are teaching them and they are progressing really well. We are so very grateful that we followed the spirit and went and helped them. If we didn't I don't know if we would have ever met them, or that we would of had such an amazing experience. I LOVE missionary work!!!
Scripture of the Week: John: 1:3 "All things were made by him' and without him was not anything made that was made!" Everything we have is because of Our Savior Jesus Christ! We need to NEVER settle for anything less or that is not ideal with HF and his teachings, we need to elevate our vision and elevate our vision with Gods vision! If the Lord extends an invitation for you to change, you better act upon it!
Quote of the Week: "We can all sing together but we can't all talk at the same time" Elder Parker. We had stake conference this Week and the emphasized a lot on the family. He said "The family is worth fighting for, we fight for the work of the dead so lets fight for the work of the living." Our communication is constant change, we need to be unspotted from the world and help those we love back on the path again!
I hope ya'll have a great week and continue to press forward with faith, and stay focused! This world is FULL of distractions at every corner.
Kallie with Sister Craven...they match! :)
Kallie and Sister Fallon on splits
Kallie and her companion