(Written Monday, February 15, 2016)
My awesome family and friends,
It's been a great week. I truly have seen miracles and the hand of God
in my life this week. We were above the standard of excellence for our
key indicators this week which means our hard work to show the Lord
and God's children our love paid off. I truly feel like I'm fulfilling
my calling and I'm running, time is running out. Eleven weeks to talk
to everyone and give away millions of book of Mormons and testify of
Christ as a representative of him. We have set a goal that there are
20 people in this area who need to get baptized before May 4th. I know
they are here we just have to find them. I plan to have many stories
and miracles to share in the coming weeks. I love this area, it's so
ripe and prepared to hear the gospel. The members are great and the
work is moving forward.
I'd like to tell you a little more about our zone and the vision we
have created together. This zone has so much potential to find the elect
and bring them to the waters of baptism to help them access the
atonement and receive a remission of their sins. The highest baptisms
per month has been 39 but we know it's so possible to do more for the
lord. We have 15 companionships in the zone so each companionship only
needs three baptisms to achieve this goal and it is a righteous goal.
We set the vision as "Make ready a people prepared for he knows his
sheep and they are numbered" it comes from combining a scripture in
the New Testament and one in the Book of Mormon. Christ knows there
are sheep here that need the gospel, they have stories of hard lives
and challenges that can be overcome by His sacrifice, we are keeping
that in the back of our mind as we search. Anyone could be part of the
forty. Missionaries in the zone are taking pictures with the people
they are teaching and sharing their stories on a group we have in the
zone to help us see that baptisms aren't just a number but a person
with a beautiful story and it's so great to be learning about and
feeling connected with these people who God sent us to touch. We are
finding many elect and prepared and I can't wait to start sharing the
stories of our forty with you over the coming weeks.
I feel blessed to be serving the Lord in this area at this time, to
bring as many souls until him as I can. I know God's church is on the
earth once more in its fullness with the entirety of his blessings,
revelation and it's priesthood, I know Christ is at the head of this
church directing all the work that is moving forward. I'm grateful to
see the lasting changes in people's lives. I know it works and I know
this is the best way.
I hope you all had a happy Valentine's Day, cherishing your loved ones
and remembering the greatest love we can feel of all, the love of God
and Christ. As we move into the season of luck, remember where all
luck comes from.
So much love,
PS: We got heart attacked this week!
Our area is so celestial, Kolob exists here!