This week, the them has been Grace. I have felt the power of Christ's
Atonement in my life so powerfully, and feel so much gratitude for His
grace. Like I might have said in my past emails, when I was a first
transfer missionary, I was sure that by my last month of my mission, I
would become the perfect missionary. I would really know what I was
doing, and would totally have my act together. But these days, I have
come to know just how imperfect I am as a servant in the Vineyard of
the Lord. But I've also learned that the Lord values all the work I
do, because He knows that it's the best that I can do. I testify that
the Atonement of Christ is really, and that because of it, your best
is enough. Don't ever fall into the temptation of comparing your best
to the fruits of others. It only leads to disappointments. Instead,
thank God that He has made you an individual, so go out and serve in
individual ways. That will bring the most joy.
Our investigators are all progressing in such different ways and at
such different rates that it is really interesting? But the most
incredible thing is that we get to see them change. Change is such an
incredible blessing. If we are humble, we can come to see our
weakness, rely upon Christ, and become more like Him. I feel so
blessed to see our investigators come to rely upon Christ and feel the
Spirit more strongly in their lives. I always feel so great when I
leave a lesson and can hug my investigator and feel like we really
helped her better understand her relationship with Christ.
We have this one investigator, Alyona San. She's from Russia, and her
husband is a leader of the unification church. The first few lessons
we had with her were ROUGH! She was bringing up all these things from
the Bible, and tried comparing our religions, and I was like, "I just
want to share a message of truth and love?" It was so hard! But the
past few lessons, we've been going with a member, and the Spirit has
been so strong! It really feels like we are simply teaching one of our
sisters about how she feel more peace in her life. She's amazing. I
love it and I love her!
Sister Eyring. Have I mentioned how much I love her? She is so well
versed in the scripture, so caring, and really easy to get along with.
We are striving to simply serve the people in Kawasaki as the Savior
would. It's really awesome. I love love love it. She helps me so much
and is such a great example to me.
Lately, my love for the Book of Mormon has been growing, and I feel
the love Christ has for me as an individual as I read it. He knows me
by name. That's pretty amazing right?
I love you all, I wish I was better at sending detailed emails, but I
hope you all know that I love my mission, and that I love serving my
Savior. I want to become a better instrument in His hands every day,
and I am simply amazed by His mercy. He loves each of you the same
way, don't forget to thank Him for His love in your prayers!