Hola mi familia y mis amigos!
Sorry for not writing yesterday, the Cyber (where we go to write emails every Monday) was closed! Unfortunately I only have a little bit of time to write this morning. Not much happened this week anyways so that’s okay 🙂
First off, we have two new Elders in our district! Elder Guaygua and Elder White. Elder White is fresh from the MTC, I’m no longer the newbie! Yay! They both seem pretty nice, we haven’t had a lot of time to get to know them yet, but I’m sure we will within these next 5 weeks.
Our proselyting areas all got changed with the arrival of two new Elders. Unfortunately all of our investigators and possible future investigators (people that we contacted and agreed to having us come to their house to teach) are now in the area of the Elders. We literally are starting from 0 again. That’s okay! I know God will help us find people ready to hear the gospel in our new area. 🙂
For my spiritual thought this week I want to share a personal thought that I remembered this week from the MTC. I don’t think I’ve shared this before, sorry if I already have!
Anyways, in one of our last few weeks in the MTC, Hermano Peery had our class get in a circle and read out of Jacob 5, this chapter is the Allegory of the Olive Trees. Every 5 verses or so Hermano Peery would have us stop and have us share any insights that we might have had. For verses 20-21 Hermano Peery shared this insight:
“Council me not…” – God knows exactly what His children need in order to grow and become more like Him. We need to remember to ask Him what we need (and, for missionaries, what our investigators need).
I really liked this thought, but I also had an impression come to my mind when we read those same verses:
“Grow where you are planted”
At the time that seemed very obvious to me. I wasn’t sure why the Holy Ghost brought that quote to my mind, but out here in the field I’m starting to understand why!
Sometimes it feels like God has put us in an impossible situation. It can feel like there is absolutely no way you can improve or grow in the ways you would like, but we need to remember who the Gardener is. God can help you grow into exactly the person He needs you to be. Trust in Him, trust in His ability to mold you, trust in His timing. It will all work out eventually.
I love you all and hope you have a fantastic 2017!