May 13, 2013
Mother’s Day was good but now I’m homesick. I won’t lie about that at all. I loved calling home and I am jealous of those missionaries who got to skype.
This week was really boring. We got bounced a lot this week. It was really frustrating actually, so not much to report on this week. Except we did have a baptism on Saturday, Elijah Zayway, this man was more excited and eager to be baptized than I was to call home! This man is great. I loved going to him and teaching him, he was always excited to have us come. He also asked a lot of good questions, I’m pretty sure he was in another church before, so he had a lot of good questions for us. I was happy he was able to come to the baptismal service, he actually beat us to the church building for it. I was shocked! (In the phone call he said they lived about 50 yards from the church)
One way that this mission has changed me is by how humbled I have been. This mission will humble you faster than you can say humble. In the Book of Mormon, in Alma 26:12, it talks about the greatest missionary and how he was never boasting of himself. He was only boasting in the Lord because he knows that without the Lord, we are nothing. He is completely right. Without our Father in Heaven, we are nothing. For me, I need to become more humble and except the fact that everything I have done thus far, is because the Lord wanted it to happen. I am just an instrument in his hand. The Lord is my strength, let Him be yours!
I love you all and miss you all. I hope Mother’s Day was good for all.
I love my mom so much!!
The White African