Monday, June 29, 2015
Sorry about last week, our time was cut short and time was not on my side.Many great things are happening and the work continues to push forward. What a blessing it is to serve the Lord, because the trials, afflictions, challenges that come in this service, mold our character, magnify our potential, and unleashes the dormant spirit. Missionary work is simply that... Work. But there's an eternal light that this work brings to the world. As an individual missionary who's just like any other missionary, my whole purpose is to help the Lord to convert others to His gospel, as well as myself. This last week we had a mission leaders council with the mission president in discussing what needs to be done to achieve our goals and to organize ourselves to be the best missionary force that we can be. As questions rolled on about specific things that we need to do with our investigators, President Chatfield told us that there is no point in asking him because we won't learn anything. He told us that the Lord is ready and available to bless us with answers and guide us in what we should do. That is something that has stuck with me, is that whenever we are stuck or confused, the Lord is just waiting for us to ask what we should do.
Monday, June 15, 2015
So, today I have very limited time to email because of the zone conference we had today with Elder Cook of the Seventy! It was a super spiritual and powerful day. He talked a lot about how missionaries must work with the members of the church in such a way as if we are married to the members, we make promises together and we work out a way to support and strengthen one another. He also talked about how conversion is necessary for the work to move forward, to bring about conversion to the gospel of Jesus Christ, we first have to be converted ourselves. I truly learned so much from him that I am excited to apply all of the information i received.On another note, Penny got baptized!! The ward was really supportive of her because she truly loves coming to church each sunday and she's creating new friendships in the ward. She is someone who truly has a testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel. And a miracle that has happened is that since she has been taking the lessons, her friend wanted to know more about the church. Penny has been sharing with her, and something amazing is that she told her friend about the word of wisdom and now even her friend stopped taking tea. Miracles happen when you set a righteous example.
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Powerful work going on in Uganda
We've been going through some struggles but we are also seeing many miracles going about. We have found that the best way to see the work move forward is if we point the blessings out ourselves. So for my daily journal writing, I've committed myself to write at least one miracle every single day, no matter how big or small. Later in life when i look back on what i have written i will see that i have seen the hand of the Lord in this work.
Probably one of the biggest miracles that we have seen is that on Sunday, we had almost all of our investigators at church. Father in Heaven has blessed us with people to teach that really want to enter into the waters of baptism. We feel that people who exercise their faith by going to a church they have never been before. But coming makes all of the difference in their lives.
We have 2 that are getting ready for baptism on the 14 of june this sunday. Patrick and Penny, they are truly prepared to make covenants with the Lord and we see that they truly have that desire to know their Heavenly Father with a certainty. We are truly excited for them and we cant wait for Sunday!
Something that i don't do well at is telling crazy stories because when you go on a mission especially a place like Africa, people expect crazy stories, so i don't know if I'm just used to all the craziness or I'm the most boring person, but i will be preparing myself to share interesting stories. We are all super excited for next monday because Elder Carl b. Cook of the Seventy is coming for a mission tour. Super exciting and we will be spiritually blessed as missionaries. I hope you all have a fantastic week and keep being happy!
Pics: workin at the bakery
in the sugar cane field,
me and my companion
Monday, June 1, 2015
Hey everyone!This week has been a little slow considering all of the meetings we had, so proselyting time was cut short. Nevertheless, we've been seeing some great things happening in Mukono. We've been seeing that the Lord has been preparing people to receive the gospel but not straight away. Heavenly Father works in His own time and in His own way. Something that we have been trying to focus on in our area and throughout the whole mission is to find families. Throughout our zone, we've been seeing that the missionaries have been finding families and helping them to progress towards baptism. Even on our side we are seeing potential families that are willing to listen to our message. Something that we have been doing to really try and help us to accomplish this goal is to pray that the zone may be able to find families. At our Mission Leaders Council in Kampala with President Chatfield, he talked a lot to the zone leaders about always involving the Lord because it is HIS work, not ours. Father in Heaven knows exactly where those families are. He knows exactly what we need and He just waits for us to ask Him. That is where personal revelation comes in handy. If we humble ourselves with obedience, hardwork, and reliance on Him, He will show us exactly where they are.