"I know that it doesn't matter if the person you try to teach doesn't commit to anything, it just matters if you're doing your best at inviting them to come unto christ."

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Weekly Update 2 May 2012


It has been quite the week! As you know (or may not know) transfers was this week, and the wonderful news is that I am staying in St. Helen's! I love it here and I really believe that it is the "Gem" of the mission, the next transfers isn't until June so I will be staying here for a total of 6 months, which is quite spectacular actually to have two areas for a missionary under one year, either President is keeping me here because I'm doing really well here or ... well I can't see any other reason why I would still be here so I'll chose to believe that I am doing great here! A missionary hasn't stayed in the St. Helen's ward for 6 months in the last two years, so it really is a privilege for me to break that boundary.

Well... we've been through quite a lot together Elder Lamb and I, and we have another 5 weeks together before any opportunity comes to break us up. We have been able to utilise both our talents, Elder Lamb is an Electrician so we have been doing some Electrical work for members in the ward, we have even fitted some extractor fans while I have been able to serve them musically.

Since I am e-mailing on Monday as well, I'll keep this e-mail relatively short. We were able to go home teaching on Member "splits" I went with the High Priest group leader and Elder Lamb went with another member, we had some intense lessons together, it is amazing the knowledge that the High Priests have over here in St. Helen's I walk out of a lesson and I have a headache. We met a less- active man who used to be on many bishoprics and who just delved into anti- Mormon doctrine, and the "mystery" that is meaningless and is of no use as information. As the High Priest group leader attempted to resolve some concerns, I learn't an interesting lesson from it.

A tool of the Adversary is over complicating things, the gospel is simple: Jesus died so that we might be saved if we keep and meet certain requirements. Pretty simple isn't it? Who cares about this man did this, this and this... it truly is about the spirit we feel and knowing that, God still speaks to us today because he loves us.

A great lesson and a realization that I have learn't on my mission is how far I really need to go. I'm a pretty weak person and I still have a long way to go, I just love how my mission has really humbled me.

D+C 18:10 "Remember that the worth of souls is great in the sight of God", now from a missionary perspective we obviously view that we are trying to "save souls" that we are out to save others, some missionaries never Baptize, you may ask "who's soul did that missionary save?", the wonderful answer is sometimes: "his/ her own" our own souls are wonderful to a loving Heavenly Father. Sometimes we may not save the "one soul" that we are supposed to look for, but in the end we were looking to save our own "one soul" in the end.


Elder Sapaden

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