Hey I don't have a ton of time today. 8 minutes in fact. We're just taking our lunch break to email today because we are going to the temple next week and have to switch a temple day for a pday. This week was good. Not a lot of news on the home front. We have definitely learned a ton this week. We had set a goal to get 70 Quality Gospel Conversations this week, and we were doing really well and on track to do that, and then things got crazy. I know we can't make excuses, but we got so close this week. Closer than I ever have before. I know that the Lord will bless us for this. We only got 62 QGCs this week, but we definitely worked hard. I love working. There is no joy in missionary that can come without work.
Well Ricky and Erik bailed on us probably 3 times this week, and we are going to have a final make or break lesson with them. It isn't fair to them or us to keep trying and keep getting our hopes up. Obviously right at this moment in time, they aren't ready to make a covenant with God and keep it. It's just so hard seeing so many people get so close. We will have to see what we can do to help them out this week, and if they really want to progress and make God #1 in their lives or not. Rita is still the same, we're trying to get as many people as we can to apply for the job that she's working, so she can quit. We'll see how it goes. I have fasted, prayed, and worked to try and help Rita be baptized, and I know that it's now in the Lord's hands. This week I fasted for revelation from conference, but mostly I fasted for someone to be baptized. I don't know who, and I don't know how, and I don't even know if that's appropriate to fast for that, but I want to be able to fulfill my purpose so badly. I want to be able to see someone change their life around so much and finally find true happiness. It's been kind of frustrating, but that's how it goes. Somehow, some way, I will have learned what I needed to learn from these experiences, and be a stronger and more diligent missionary because of it. It's definitely not a cakewalk, but it's so worth it.
I love the gospel. It's true. As we strive to live it like we never have before--with more purpose and fervor than we have ever had before--we will be awakened to a new reality of love and life that come through lives lived for Jesus Christ. We seek Him, and we find new life. We live this new life, and we find Him in our eternal home. I love the gospel.
Elder Logan Bryan