Monday, April 28, 2014

Service, Investigators and Good things at Church

This week was kind of slow but good. We ended up dropping all of our investigators except for Connie. They just haven't been keeping appointments and don't seem super interested so we felt it was best. It definitely takes faith to drop but we need to be spending our time finding the people who are ready and willing to learn. We had a really good lesson with Connie. We brought a member with us and they really hit it off so hopefully we can get Connie some friends in the ward. We read the book of Mormon with her again and she is starting to get more interested in it I think. I hope she keeps progressing because if not we might have to drop her soon too. Well the good thing about dropping is that now we have plenty of time to find all week. 
We were able to do a Mormon Helping Hands service project with the stake on Saturday. We did service at a military base near by (Los Alamitos training center) . It reminded me of Dad seeing everyone walking around in their uniforms and doing their PT tests. We ended up doing a bunch of weed pulling around one of the tracks. Its amazing how annoying weed pulling in real life is but how fun it is when you are a missionary. We had a bunch of missionaries from our zone in our group so it was fun to get to talk to everyone while we were working. Also we have like a really really awesome ward mission leader. He is really involved in fellow shipping those we work with and getting members more involved in missionary work. He always has good advice for how to help the less actives and recent converts we work with. Also his gospel principles class is the best ever. He is a really good teacher and I even learn things in those classes because they are so focused on the scriptures and the basic doctrines. 
We had some really good talks in sacrament on Sunday. They talked about the enabling power of the atonement and how it can help us to over come our doubt, disappointment, fears, weaknesses and how it can help us to even change our nature. Also about how the only things we will have in the next life is our character and relationships. I love missions because we get to focus on those things. We get to try to personally become better as we become like our Savior. We get to form relationships with people as we help them to become better themselves. I feel like lately I have been able to understand myself better and see ways that I want to improve. This is the last week of the transfer so hopefully we end it strong.

Love you all!!
-Sister Washburn

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