Monday, August 18, 2014

the members put temptations in our hands

These last few weeks I have been feeling a little down because of our numbers. We haven`t had much success in this ward, and the whole time I have been in this new area I have been feeling a little down because I haven´t seen the results of our work. Last week in our zone conference, our zone leaders made a video of awesome leaders and prophets from the scriptures who baptized thousands of people and brought many souls to repentance. These people brought the very darkest of people to salvation. Our zone leaders played a five minute video about all these people who were brought to salvation, and explained to us that we do not have faith because we do not have baptisms. I questioned if I really did have faith.
There is a talk by Niel L Anderson that says we have to choose to have faith. We have to decide to be faithful. It`s not just a feeling that comes naturally. In the Book of Mormon it says ¨For if there be no faith among the children of men God can do no miracle among them; wherefore, he showed not himself until after their faith¨ (Ether 12:12). I know that when we choose to have faith, we will be the hands of God to bring about miracles, and I have seen that this week. The miracles are all around us, we just have to look for them.
¨And Christ hath said: If ye will have faith in me ye shall have power to do whatsoever thing is expedient in me¨ (Moroni 7:33).
In some ways, the pressure to have high numbers is good because it makes us work hard. It causes us to set goals and work as hard as we can to achieve them. Even if we don´t have freakishly high numbers, we can take comfort in the fact that we are working in the Lord`s vineyard. If we don`t lose the faith, even though sometimes it gets hard, we will be able to work miracles. We will be able to help, as small as it seems, another person. I know that this is the work of the Lord! I asked this week in prayer, and He told me so. :)

Lots of love.

Hermana Hunt

PS We contacted a lady this week with a two year old boy who yelled: ¨I am catholic!¨ I asked her if the boy was her son and she yelled ¨Yes. AND HE`S CATHOLIC TOO!!¨ hehehe :D

In this mission, we can only eat chocolate between 11 and 6. Members this week gave us all types of chocolate after six. Donuts, cookies...etc. Yumm..nothing like having the temptation staring you in the face ;)

one investigator changed her ¨This house is catholic¨ sign to ¨this house is mormon.¨ That included covering saint judas with a picture of Jesus. hahaha :D

How cute is this flower dog? I mean, seriously. How CUTE.

We teach an investigator whose four sons went with him when him and his ex passed through their divorce. They are pretty crazy kids.

This week we had a few general authorities come talk to us. Those who sang in the choir are in white. Makes the photo pretty funny. This Sunday I get to go to Parral to sing. Pretty excited! i hear parral is like a dream!

These wonderful people bought me a delicious cake and sang me the marrantios :)

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