In Gainesville we are finding. We do not have a lot of investigators right now so we are in a sense on the hunt! We have been doing a lot of finding i.e., tracting, street contacting, member lessons, less active lessons, and we are trying to get the ball rolling. Sometimes it can be discouraging. Sometimes I think man, am I not doing enough? But then I have to remember that this is the Lords work that this isn't mine. I know that in time we will see success from our labors. Throughout my mission feel like a seed planter. I plant seeds.
I talk to many people and help them start on their progression to becoming
more like their Savior Jesus Christ. I feel successful! Even though I have not had many baptisms I feel like I've seen a lot of success or other ways. Throughout my mission I have focused on less active work and also member work. It's amazing to see these people change their lives as well and help them have a desire to to come back to church and also to help the members continue on their path of conversion. Like I said it to Sabrina before she left her mission, we are all converts! Being a missionary in the Washington DC South Mission is I have the opportunity to help every soul become more converted to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
During our exchanges we saw a lot of miracles. One miracle was with me
and a sister named Sister Stucki. We ran into one of our potential investigators in Gainesville and ended up having a great discussion with him about the nature of the Godhead. He felt the spirit and now has a desire to continue to meet with us. What a remarkable thing out
doing the Lords work! The Lord really put him in our path as we prepared our hearts and our minds. I know that is the same for all of us as we prepare our hearts and our minds the Lord will put people prepared people in our path. The second exchange I went on this week was with Sister Patten! It was so neat to be back with my old companion. She is such a light. She is serving in Warrenton which is where the Whitesides live. We did not have a chance to go see their family but I told Sister Patten how much I love them. Hopefully Sister Patten and her companion Sister Gordon get that information back to the Whitesides. While I was on this exchange in Warrenton my companion Sister Stott had much success finding a less active who is now ready to come back to church in Gainesville.
Family guess what Sunday is? It's Easter! I can't believe that it's already Easter again. What an amazing opportunity to be a missionary at this time. I am so grateful for my Savior Jesus and for the example He set. We have the opportunity this Sunday to celebrate His Resurrection and His life. I am grateful for His Gospel and the chance that I will have to live with Him again someday. This coming Sunday am actually speaking in front of the ward all about the Atonement of Jesus Christ. Wish me luck!
I love you all and I hope you have another great week on the west coast!