Friday, October 15, 2010
The fruits of our labors
So today's title is because the Lord loves us. So, as missionaries we have been called to invite others to come unto Christ by helping them receive the restored gospel through faith in Jesus Christ and His Atonement, repentance, baptism, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost and enduring to the end. How Great is our call! So that's our purpose and we do our best to fulfill it. But it can be tough at times because some people feel they don't need to be baptized again or they won't follow the steps that will get them answers if the church is true or not. So it can be frustrating at times but we all have to make these key choices for ourselves and you don't want to push someone into it because these are life changing things we ask them to do. But we have been meeting with a boy named Jason and he has made the choice to be baptized!! Elder Goff and I were soo excited. It was cool because we were talking about the good feelings that he feels as he goes to church and reads from The Book of Mormon and meets with us and we were able to explain that that's how God gives answers is by the good feelings we have. And so I had a voice inside telling me to extend the baptismal invitation. And just before I said it, Elder Goff did and he accepted!! What a joyful moment that was. That makes all of the hard times and slow times all seem worth it when there is someone that is willing to follow the example of our Savior and be baptized by the proper Priesthood authority. So those are the joys that come from the fruits of our labors and the tender mercies from the Lord!