March 30, 2015
Two more weeks left! Our area is getting closed down once we leave at the end of this transfer. Then missionaries in the town over will be responsible for our area, but not sure how much they will actually come up. It is always sad to leave an area and especially with no missionaries being here. You really worry about what will happen to the investigators you have. Most of ours are heading up north, but we still have a few that are really close that may have some set-backs. Most everyone we know is leaving so that makes it much easier to say goodbye to folks and to leave the area. It’s closing on us whether we like it or not. Quartzsite will always be a special place to me and I would love for us to head out with a couple baptisms and we have a good shot of at least one-that would be the best way to go!
This week was really good, as always. Missionary work is not the easiest thing, but it is the most rewarding thing. A lot of our investigators left as I mentioned before, but we had some miracles still. A couple in the ward was letting some people stay on their plot in an RV and I guess the mother was a member when she was very young and is wanting to come back to church. Her daughter in law and grandson are living with her as well. We have begun teaching them and the grandson and mother have come to church twice already, so that has been going really well!
With the work slowing down we are still trying to be as diligent as we can be in bringing people to the gospel. This past week was sunny and 100! So as we were out walking and tracting it was pretty warm, but it was great to meet some nice people, no one really interested in the gospel but lots of really nice people. We didn’t get yelled at so that was a plus! It is hard sometimes when people don’t accept our message, but I always feel that as long as we have a positive experience like saying a prayer with people, then that will brighten their day and we did our job. Our purpose is to invite others to come unto Christ and build their faith in Him. This area has really helped me realize the importance of just planting seeds. And of course we would love to harvest them, but that’s not always the Lord’s plan.
This has just been a pretty normal week other than that. I was able to teach a lesson all in Spanish on the plan of salvation to a man that has been a member for five years, but doesn’t really understand it. So I taught him in Spanish and it was good to see how quickly it came back to me. I hope I go to a Spanish branch or somewhere where I can speak a lot more Spanish!
Well not much else to report on, but hope you all have a great week!
|It was hard saying goodbye to Panther. He is a cool cat.|
|The Christensen's! Great people from Montana.|
|Cacti blooming outside our house.|
|Saying goodbye to the Boyce's. Sad day.|