Tuesday: We had a district meeting in Moncton, which I think was very inspired. This transfer (six weeks) we are focusing on finding people! An this weeks was on having faith to find. Strengthening our faith in the savior and our confidence in his work.
Wednesday: I learned a lot on during the day and recorded this in my journal. "I've decided something today. I am going to be strong. I am going to be happy. No matter what, I am going to nurture faith in the Lord. And I will let that dictate my actions. Sure, I'm exhausted emotionally and physically, I am not always positive or upbeat. But that can change. Through Christ, His desires can become mine. And that is what I want."
Thursday: We had three back-to-back lessons with practically all of our investigators. Whew! So we were always running around. But I love teaching lessons!! It's so nice to be able to do what missionaries do! "I know that I want to be kind and loving. It is something to work at, and I will be working at that forever. The Lord always hears my prayers. And I know he helps me through everything. I am so thankful for Jesus Christ. I love him, and I love this Gospel. Amen."
Friday: It was a day full to the brim with meetings. We weekly planned, then had two correlation meetings, then had apartment inspections, then had the games night at the church. We watched "The Testaments" which I absolutely love. I always feel like my faith is strengthened when I watch movies depicting Jesus Christ.
Saturday: We got to chalk! Yay, I love that. And then we had visits with Elder Collett (our district leader) and his companion Elder McGuire. It wasn't the best day for visits and all of our plans fell through. But you just learn and carry on. They ended up helping us figure out how to sort through our area book and member book work. And with the Senior Couples we finished moving out of our old apartment and got almost everything into the new one.
Sunday: The LAST DAY OF AUGUST! wow. That was crazy. Church was great! We taught the youth sunday school lesson and the whole Third Hour lesson with combined Priesthood and Relief Society. I think it went well. We just really tried to focus on testimony and how important our faith is. We were able to have some good visits with two recent converts and our investigators Dave and Connie. And they are getting married this Saturday at the Church! We're so excited.
Well I'll end this novel with this thought:
"The outcome of your mission is determined by how you spend the time between 6-10am" - Elder Holland I'm pretty sure... Anyways. It's so important to be obedient and to let the spirit fill your life. And for us, those hours in the morning are when we are getting ready for the day and studying the scriptures and such. And it really does make the difference for us. And I know that it can make the difference for you too. How do you prepare for your day? Is the Lord in your life? What can you change?
Love you, and have a great week.
Sister Kat Smith