Monday, August 8, 2016

This Week Was a Weird One

Email written: 8/8/16

This week was a weird one (that´s why I couldn't think of a good subject). This week it was harder than normal to get up and get out to work and we don´t know why. We were sick and every day was hard. We were obedient and did everything we knew we had to do, but we just felt like we were in this funk. Friday and Saturday were days 100% guided by the Spirit and just everything we did we could see how God was working so we were in the perfect spot at the perfect moment because we were able to teach and help a lot of people. So after such a hard week we felt good about Sunday because the other Elders were going to have a baptism and we were going to have a lot of investigators at church. We got only 3 of them to church and then there wasn't any water for the font so there wasn't a baptism. And we all just felt done. And then there was a surprise party because a missionary in the ward in Savio came home (the 2nd one in a month) and we were all thinking about how great it would be to be home. But we pressed on and still tried to do our best. I don´t know why or how, but we always find something to keep us going, and I know that is because this isn´t about us and this isn´t our work, it´s God´s, and all He asks us is that we keep the commandments and exercise faith and we´ll get help. The Lord truly is with us in this work and it´s incredible to see. 

Another thing that changed my way of thinking was at lunch one day, the 1st counselor in the bishopric was talking to us about the ward and how basically all of them are 1st generation members. And then it all made sense; they just don't know any better. They´re learning little by little and we have been impatient because we know their potential and all the great things they can do and we want them to do it right now and we forget that change takes time. And it's like for all of us. We can trust that God has patience with us and that He is helping us grow each day and we can't get mad if we don´t see the results or the blessings. I know that one day I´ll look back on this week I had and I will be able to learn a lot from it. 

-Elder Steele

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