Other than zone conference the last two weeks haven't been incredibly eventful. Our investigators haven't been able to meet for the last couple weeks so instead we've been finding less actives and contacting. A lot. Which has actually turned out really well! Talking to everyone has been a big (really, really big) focus in our mission almost since I got here. BUT it's been a really big struggle for me. I've always been a pretty inwardly drawn person who likes to keep to myself and avoid bothering others at all costs, and this goes against all of that! I've been praying for the desire and ability to talk to everyone, and this week it's become a reality. Whoo! With our current investigators not really responding it's made me think a lot if there's something more I could be doing to be worthy for God to trust me with people to teach; and the answer that always comes is to talk to everyone. One of the elders made a comment the other day that really stuck with me, actually two comments. One is that faith is walking out the door wanting to share the gospel, but works is actually talking to people and sharing the gospel with them Faith without works is dead, right? The other thought is that walking around with the knowledge of the gospel is kind of like walking around with a big bag of money. Then sitting there and keeping it to yourself. No! The gospel is so much more valuable than money and we need to be handing it out with the enthusiasm that's equal to it's worth. As we've been talking to everyone we've been meeting incredible people that God has no doubt put in our paths. And if we hadn't talked to them, then what? There would be so many missed opportunities for all of us. The promises in the scriptures are true; God shows us our weaknesses so that if we turn to Him our weaknesses can be made strong through Him; and sharing the gospel really does bring the greatest possible happiness. After all, this is our purpose, to love one another, and true love is shown as we help each other prepare to meet God. Man, the gospel is cool.
It looks like the ice caves were a blast! I'm sorry everyone is sick! This sickness is going around the world! Everyone here is sick too. Except me, I probably started it all. ;) I love you! Thanks for the excerpt from Ashley's email, dad! Mom, I got my package aaaaaand..... I opened everything. I really needed shirts so thank you so much! They're way cute. :) Also the Snickers. Haha, They've actually become my favorite candy since I've been out! Yum! And tell Nana thanks for the Almonds! She knows they're my favorite, especially because nuts are crazy expensive here!
I love you so much! Prayers will continue. :)
Tell Krissy not to pop but to wait another ten months for me. Wait for meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
|NOT stealing a coconut leaf|
|Zone Conference with Sis. Lee, current companion|
|Sister MacKay and her MTC companion Sister Crandall!|
|By the way, these are all the amenities offered in the Singapore airport. Nicest airport in the world? I think so. This alone is a vacation spot!|
|Hmmmm...looks like a yummy crepe with different dipping|
|Some epic roof ornaments!|
|masks for Chinese New Years?|