The mission is training for life.I've heard it said that the way you serve your mission will almost mirror theway you'll live you're life.Right now I think I need to do better... Better in helping those around me...andbeing prepared to do so... Better in the way that I need to progress personallyas well. I realize that the mission is giving me experience that will help me tobe a better husband and father in the future. It is giving me the tools neededto incease the quality and caleber of my charactor. The kind of relationshipthat my wife and I will have...and the kind of atmosphere that we will raise ourchildren in is being effected my this mission.
This week was interesting. We found out Monday night that our investigator whois ready for baptism doesn't want to be married for another year. She says thatin about a year is when everything is going to cool down agenda wise...and thatthats when all of her family will be availible to come. She is completely readyto be baptized! Soooo...we'll keep working with her because she really is makingprogress.We were able to have a fellowshipping activity on tuesday night.Wednesday we got to meet with a woman who isn't on the ward records but is stilla member. She was baptized in the Philipines...but when she came here she gotmarried to a Catholic man who basically told her she wouldn't be Mormon anymore. He's a nice man though. He opened his door for us and let us teach he andhis wife and young child a lesson on having faith in Jesus Christ.Thursday we went on exchanges. I was companions for the day with Elder Nonu fromSamoa. We tracted into a Catholic woman who at first told us that she wasn't inthe mood for sails or religeon. Then we told her that we were willing to do anytype of service project for her. She didn't believe us at first...but then whenshe realized that we were not kidding she oppened up to us. She didn't give us ajob to do but she talked with us for about 30 minutes. She accepted 3 pamphletsand a Book of Mormon. She shared a lot with us and we did the same. By the endwe were all smiling.The weekend was a mixture of teaching lessons, giving service, and givingadvice.
We're now half way through this transfer. WHEN DID THAT HAPPEN?I've made a goal to read through the Bible cover to cover. I've been reading achapter or two almost every day from the Book of Mormon and Genisis right now.
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