An African Heart

An African Heart

Monday, April 9, 2012

April 2nd, 2012

With my new companion, I decided enough messing around. We had a 4 hour weekly planning and organized the area book so dang well. We accounted for every soul we have made contact with and we are going to get each one of them to be there at church. I seriously think our area is about to prosper. This week we have to go to Eldoret for zone conference on tues - thurs, so our area will suffer a bit, but the future is bright. Send some blessings our way for our area ok? I want these people to prosper, but sometimes there's so much responsibility it is hard. Actually, it's always hard. But in the... October 2011 Conference report I think, there's a talk by Pres. Eyring in the Priesthood session. And wow - General authorities work hard. Especially the prophets. He mentioned how they worked hard even when they were tired. And it inspired me to get working, harder and harder. I won't burn out, don't worry. But I gotta become more than I am. And the Lord can help me! 
STORYTIME!!!!! I was talking to a lady with my companion, and she was trying to convince us of some weird nature of the Godhead. My companion is new, and doesn't realize that if we try and use scripture they turn it on us, even if we mean not to bash. So I took the lady aside, and looked at her and told her "Mama, we are just missionaries. We respect your beliefs, but we are not here to convince or argue. We are teachers, and we don’t want to argue over the scriptures or the Godhead because they are Holy. Now if you want to learn, we'll teach you." We have a return appointment, but we will see how it goes. I told my companion lovingly to not use scripture or doctrine against people. We just teach, and when they argue we need to keep control of the situation. 

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