Monday, January 9, 2017

"Love for the work and love for the Lord"


How are you all? I love you all and am so grateful for your support.
This week was no lie one of the hardest weeks of my entire mission. Me and my companion have been working really hard and this week the results were few. I got really frustrated with myself and I would even say impatient with the Lord. He has given us promises and I wanted them immediately and when they didn’t happen I knew they would the next day, day after day until the end of the week and we still had not reached our goal. I felt like I was not doing my responsibility correctly and that I was letting the Lord down. None of our investigators came to church and we were supposed to have a baptism this next week.

I got home from church and was super discouraged and was exhausted, but we ate and left the house and started to work again. Later on in the day a member came out to contact with us and we taught someone on the street and he really was not interested, but he accepted a Book of Mormon.  The member was super positive and was like, “Hey look! You guys got what you wanted to teach another Son of God the truth”.  It was true! We kept working and on the way home we found our friend Esteban in the street sitting down in the street. We walked him home and we talked about our feelings and it was super spiritual.  He talked about his problems and I just opened up and talked about our week and I pulled out a card that I have in my mission manual that has a photo of Christ with his hands out.  The picture says, "I never said it would be easy. I only said it would be worth it". The Holy Spirit hit us really strong and I felt a ton better and since then I have been able to reflect more on Christ. He never complained or gave up and therefore neither will I. Our attitude changes everything, I know it. I love you all!

Love, Elder Waidmann

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