Monday, April 27, 2015

Praying for more missionaries!

What's up everybody,
   What a week.  There has been a lot of ups and downs.  A lot of our investigators are dropping off the face of the Earth but we are continuing to find.  Especially since this past week, we've been busy with driving into the city a couple of days and having to do some errands.  But we are trying our best to keep the work moving forward.  On this past Sunday, we were finally able to watch General Conference, and it was super powerful.  So many questions answered and so many insights have been recognized.  I love and sustain the general authorities because their counsel has guided me in my life, and my faith continues to grow when I hear their words.  
       Just last week on Friday, my companion and I and Sister Kipwola the sister training leader went to the mission leaders council held at the mission home.  The zone leaders and sister training leaders were instructed and edified by our mission president about what we need to teach the missionaries in our zones.  Something was talked about that I really thought about was how the mission is the university of life.  The mission teaches you everything you need to know to succeed.  And he has been stressing that missionaries that are not obedient, go home and have learned nothing about how to push their lives forward.  I've felt like I have learned the most in my life from my mission.  Not just knowledge, but I have learned what it takes to be an influential and righteous person.  Something else that he talked about was how over the next 3 transfers, we are going to be losing about 54 missionaries and we will receive about 32 brand new missionaries.  That's going to mean that we will have to close 12 areas.  It pains me to see that a lot of people throughout the countries of Uganda, Ethiopia, and Rwanda, there will have less missionaries to bring into the fold.  We are praying all of the time that the mission will receive more missionaries later this year.  
      I love to be a missionary.  Because I feel that through obedience and efforts to serve, my conversion and testimony are strengthened.  And to be clear, a mission is not easy.  It's a struggle, we almost never get our way, but we learn that we are merely instruments, we are not the ones to choose what happens, but we are there to do the work of the Lord.  I'm so grateful for the gospel in my life, and I can't imagine what my life would be like without it.  I love you all so much.  Always know that I'm loving life and loving the work.  

Elder Wilson

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