What exactly are you going to do on your mission?I have accepted the calling to be a missionary of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints so that I may share the gospel to those who are yearning to know of the truth of the gospel. I have answers to questions that people don't even know to ask. I am going to tell people where we came from, why we are here, and where we are going. I will explain to everyone that will listen why Christ is the center of the Plan of Happiness and why the Atonement that Jesus Christ has provided for us is necessary for our salvation.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
No Miracles Missed Here
I forgot to tell you last week. I met a person who's name escapes me from Morgan, UT. He came down here to Greenwood for the last couple of weeks to ask a father permission to marry his daughter. He got off his mission recently (a couple months ago) and knows our aunt and uncle and cousins. Forgot his name... but dad might know his family.
I am currently in Goose Creek, South Carolina. It's right next to Greenwood where I started. This is a wonderful place to be. Wonderful. My companion is Elder McGuire. Elder McGuire was baptized when he was 17, his family is not members and did not support him financially for going on a mission. He's 20 now and has been a member for almost 3 years. He has the strongest recent convert testimony I have seen in anyone who has been in the church for such a short period of time. Through a particular huge miracle he was able to come to be blessed with a sudden gift of financial help that enabled him to come on a mission, and some. His priorities are all in order, we are going to make a great team here in Goose Creek. We share an appartment with Spanish elders who are not in our district, great elders btw, and a member does our laundry because we don't have a washer or dryer.
We have some super solid awesome outstanding investigators that are going to get baptized next month. They are really cool. One of them is chinese (no religious bakground at all, his only concern is currently being resolved of whether there is a God or not), one of them is Japanese, two of them are Americans, one of them I haven't met and will probably drop off date. But the first 4 have wonderful friends in the church that are supporting them and are looked to for answers. The Japanese lady's mother is the Stake Relief Society President. The Chinese guy's friend is the Elder's quorum president. Unfortunately is moving soon, but the elder's quorum president knows all the people in the ward he's moving to so he'll be taken care of there. The couple is also well liked and they've come to church and are well fellowshipped.
The area I have seems small, but when we have the Spirit with us, we are most blessed and a great number of the people open the doors for us and we have gained a great number of potential investigators in the last few days we need to follow up with. Ever heard the quote, "one person can cost the miracle" Well, there will be no miracles missed here in Goose Creek.