"Yea, I know that I am nothing; as to my strength I am weak; therefore I will not boast of myself, but I will boast of my God, for in his strength I can do all things; yea, behold, many mighty miracles we have wrought in this land, for which we will praise his name forever."
-- Alma 26:12

Monday, March 12, 2012

Week 2

Sweet Mustachioed Bug with Sweet Mustachioed Missionary
So family, this week has been stinking crazy. 

I have been out of the area for three days this week on exchanges and meetings and such.  So not a lot of work was done, but what did happen was pretty good.

Rita has fallen off the map because of work.  She wasn't able to go to the movies we invited her to see--Prophet of the Restoration with us and her fellowshippers, and 17 Miracles with the High Priest group activity.  We have fasted for her this week, and we really hope a miracle happens with her.  We know the Lord will bring about her conversion in His time, we just hope it's soon.  Rita is amazing.  I know she will be baptized, it's just a matter of when.  She is so prepared, so willing, so golden.  We just have to find out what more we need to do to help her progress. 

We didn't get to see Ricky or Erik because they bailed on us a couple of times. They didn't come to church either, which is depressing, but their mom texted their fellowshipper and said they didn't make it to church this week because they forgot about the time change, and they would be there next week for sure.  We're earnestly hoping and praying for them to progress and be ready for baptism.  I know they will be ready to be baptized if they keep doing what they're supposed to and make this a priority.  It's hard for them to see the importance right now, but it will bless their lives so much.

K'neesha is doing well, we have now taught her everything, and we're just hoping and praying she can get everything ready to be baptized.  It seems like we have so many people so close, it's just making and being able to take that last step which is always blocked or hindered by something.  There is truly opposition in all things, but we just keep going no matter what, and helping others use their moral agency to choose for themselves is the joy of the work.  It's also the greatest source of sadness, but how can there be one without the other?

What do we have if we don't have this?  If there is no God, if there is no church, if there is no atonement, then there is no point.  Without a plan, without a purpose, there is no reason, there is nothing for which to live.  But if these things exist--and not only exist, but persist--then we have everything to live for.  There is a God, and He loves us infinitely, perfectly, and individually.  He has restored His church, and it is His kingdom on the Earth.  The atonement is real, and no change or progress or betterment would or could possibly take place without its penetrating and perfect reach.  The plan of salvation is God's plan for us to be happy. Happiness comes through God, Jesus Christ, and the families they give to us.  There is a purpose, and it is to seek out and find the joy that God is so ready to give us.  Jesus Christ lives, and His complete and undying gift to us is the atonement:  the path to perfection.  It's a path of stumbling and of getting back up.  But it is a path of complete happiness, rewarding progress, and eternal existence.  I know this and love it, and continue to seek happiness.  Find it, because it is worth it.  I love you all. 

Elder Logan Bryan
Elder Anderson and the Bug

My Grandpa, Elder Gochis, Me, and Elder Anderson

Last Tranfer's District

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