‘Well it’s gonna take work’
Monday 29 September
"Anyone who does any kind of missionary work will have the occasion to ask, ‘Why is this so hard?’ ‘Why doesn't it go better?’ ‘Why can't our success be more rapid?’ ‘Why aren't there more people joining the church?’ ‘It is the truth. We believe in angels. We trust in miracles. Why don't people just flock to the font?’ ‘Why isn't the only risk in missionary work that of pneumonia from being soaking wet all day and all night in the baptismal font?’ You will have the occasion to ask those questions. I have thought about this a great deal. I offer this as my personal feeling. I am convinced that missionary work is not easy because salvation is not a cheap experience. We are the church of Jesus Christ, this is the truth, He is our Great Eternal Head. How could we believe it would be easy for us when it was never, ever easy for Him.?" - Elder Jeffery R Holland
So the work has been slow for the past couple of weeks so we are going to people who have previously met with the missionaries but discontinued the discussions. We go round to the members that know them and ask questions about them to see if they would be interested in having the lessons again.
- got a haircut
- wrote a letter or two
The people we had an appointment with either cancelled or weren't home. Nobody seemed to be home but we had a great lesson with a member in the 17th ward. Sister Bates read from a book called "unanswered prayers" it was really good!
Tuesday: We did ALOT of service. One of our appointments cancelled but we had a great lesson with someone that has just picked us up instead :)
Wednesday: We spent the morning doing service, then we had lessons with some less active members which were good. What we do with these particular people is 1) help them with their Book of Mormon reading by reading it with them 2) help them have a better knowledge of the scriptures and reading chapters with them and talking about it
I learnt that Mosiah 1-4 was a record of the 1st general conference ever! Haha it's a great read.
We had a final lesson with Preston who is 8 and was getting baptized at the weekend.
Then we spent the evening contacting
Thursday: Final weekly planning session without the Westenskow's whooo!! We have missed them terribly. And we were just asking about people who had the missionary lessons.
Friday: We were practically in meetings all the way until 3pm which was weird. We had a really good lesson with a non-member who is an expert on family history. We got him to teach us! Then we did family history later that night with another person. I am gaining a love for family history!
Saturday: We helped a Methodist lady clean her house, she had a crazy and tough week and her house was suffering. She was very grateful for our help. Then it was lunchtime and we started dipping the truffles that we had made earlier in the week.
Preston got baptized, whooo! Bless him, he is a cutie.
Then we went over to one of our recent converts who is 11 and read the Book of Mormon stories with her to help her reading.
That evening we had the general women's meeting, I LOVED IT. Especially Pres. Utchdorf, I love it when he talks about facebook, pinterest, twitter and instagram.
Sunday:I was talking to Sister Stevens about the women’s conference (yes casual name drop ;))
We were sat next to each other in gospel essentials. We didn't talk about it too much because Bro.Stevens was teaching. he shared a really good mormon message
We taught gospel Principles about missionary work which went really well.
Then we met with our Stake President and spoke about the work and how we can move it forward.
So that was my week!
Right hughsies I am going now
Hope everyone is well.
Oh, early happy 8 months to me. How wild is that?!
Have a great week everyone
Enjoy the holiday Mamma and Pappa
You all owe me a BIG holiday when I get back
Anyway love you all!
Sister Hughes xxx
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