Our investigators are making progress and one in particular is finally starting to read the Book of Mormon for real and we have seen the biggest change in his attitude toward the lessons and toward his baptism date. He is excited for it now and He is understanding the importance of what we are sharing.
My superstar couple L&G are doing awesome. We met with them twice this past week and they are doing so well except we can’t seem to get them into church so that’s been a challenge for us but this week we are going to put in extra effort to explain why coming to church is important and what we are depriving ourselves of when we do not come. We are excited to see the, again.
So this week I have been thinking a lot about perspective. We went to Castel St. Elmo last P-day and we had the most spectacular view of all of Napoli. I have been reflecting on that a ton lately. How much changes for us when we see the bigger picture. I feel like it applies so well to the missionary-investigator relationship. We as missionaries love getting to talk to people. We love developing relationships, supporting, building up, and encouraging all those we meet. We love seeing our investigators grow and progress. But sometimes our investigators hit hard times and they want to close themselves off. They don’t want to move forward anymore.
It’s hard for us as missionaries to help them see past the here and now, the things we don’t and can’t understand in the position we are in, and instead focus on the big things we do understand. It takes faith that we really do have a loving Heavenly Father that knows us personally. If we truly understand that than we are able to understand that the trials we face are for our benefit and our growth. I’m grateful for the comfort I feel from knowing these things to be true for myself and I know we can all feel this way.
Love you all and Happy Thanksgiving!!
…faith is things which are hoped for and not seen; wherefore, dispute not because ye see not, for ye receive no witness until after the trial of your faith.