Hi all! For this blog post my parents encouraged me to give a day by day “highlight reel” from this last week, and I want to do that – but I can’t remember what happened which day…and each week feels like a day! So at the risk of giving you a two month discourse on what has happened in my life, I’m going to go over some highlights from the last few months and I hope that suffices for this post!
When I first got to Kawit I had been given some challenges and a lot of things were happening that I didn’t understand. I turned to my roommates, my mission friends, and of course my loving family and my fellow missionary brother, Elder Tyler Burbidge for advice. I had to endure a little bit of hardship and learning curve, but I learned a lot about letting things happen the way that our Heavenly Father has planned them for us.
After a few weeks (maybe it was 2 months, i don’t know), I started seeing a lot of changes in the location where I have been serving. There had been an enormous fire that burnt down a main progressing area and forced some of our investigators to move out, stop listening due to broken lives and new priorities, and it gave us a lot of heartache to see these people suffer although they have such a great love for their Savior.
One day, out of the blue, we were given an opportunity to serve them and help them move sand to a cement mixing station inside of the burn area. Little to our knowledge, we were helping a less active member of the church who hadn’t been to church for 30 years. Just a few houses down there were members who hadn’t been to church in 15 years. Across the path there are now progressing investigators who have accepted baptismal dates to become part of the Lord’s Kingdom here on the earth.
I’ve figured now that God really surprises us. We do not know his short term plans for us here on earth. Right now we just need to let it carry us as we do our best to follow him.
We now have a ward mission leader in the Kawit Ward and I am AMAZED at the change that I’ve seen in my mission, in this ward, and in my life while I have been assigned here. And it is in no way from my plan or from my ideas. God is changing this area. God is changing my life and my outlook on things. My perception of service has changed greatly from this experience. One thing I can say is – Help Others!
If anyone who reads this wants to know more about, or has friends or relatives that want to know more about this wonderful plan of faith, action, and mercy that our Heavenly Father has given to us, ASK THE MISSIONARIES. I’m putting my parents on the spot too, but you can ask them about it if you aren’t comfortable reaching out to the local missionaries in your area!
I love being a missionary for this wonderful Church of Jesus Christ. He lives. He is your Savior and my Savior. He is the Son of God our Eternal Father. Come unto Him and he will pour his blessings in to your life.
Love you all!
Beautiful Sky outside my apartment!