Monday, September 21, 2015

6 months in Mokono

Another blessed week in the UKM.  The week went by incredibly fast, but it was filled with many wonderful experiences going about serving the Lord.  We are entering into the last week of the transfer and we still got a lot of work to do.  In the Mukono Zone, we have a baptismal goal of 119 for the year and we are very close to hitting it, and as a zone, we've been seeing a lot of improvements in all aspects of the work. 
   Just recently we got a referral named Rajab from one of the members in the ward for a man that stays about a 20 min drive away from Mukono, who also works at a gas station.  We went out to visit him and it turns out he has a family, and even neighbors who want to hear what we have to say.  We have been teaching them and encouraging them (probably you could say we were exhorting them) to prepare for baptism.  And the great thing is that on Sunday they all came to church! except for rajab because he couldn't get out of work.  But it's truly a blessing to see people act on the faith that they gain. 
    Something that had really discouraged me is that we've been trying to meet with a recent convert of ours that we haven't seen in 3 months.  He has a sister who is a member that came to church and told us that that he and his other sister who is also a member, talked to a pastor who was calling the church a cult and talked all this nonsense that scared them from coming to church.  We've been trying to meet with them, but they won't even pick our calls.  What keeps going through my mind is how Lehi envisioned how people would taste of the fruit of the tree of life, but then become ashamed because of the world mocking them and pointing at them.  That's why it's important to hold on to the truth when you have it and hold fast to the iron rod. 
     This past week, I've been learning more about how I can be a more faithful missionary.  Because there are times where no matter what, I just feel like a mediocre missionary.  But I've learned that it all comes with diligence in what we do.  If we do what we do with all of our heart, might, mind and strength, then we will understand and recognize the fruits of our labors.  I'm grateful for the time I have to serve the Lord and it's through His Atonement that I may be found spotless at the last day, when it comes to living the gospel and staying true to it.  I love you all, and have a great week!

Elder Wilson                      

                                        Found a rabbit and named it Cornelius. I'ts a girl rabbit.

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