I'm learning another language!!! It's called Q'eq'chi' and it's SUPER hard to learn, but it's pretty cool.
I don't have too much time to write this week, but it was pretty good. We had concilio, and we got a lot of new instructions to share with the zone.
Other than that, the week wasn't too interesting. But I want to tell you guys something I've been thinking about lately.
OK, so imagine missionaries stopping you on the street and talking to you, but the very instant that you talking to them, even in you're in a rush or in a hurry, a thought comes to your mind: "These people are servants of God." Even if you don't believe in God, you invite them to your home, and a couple days later, when they get there, when you hear the message, you feel the Spirit in your heart, you know it's true, and you want to learn more and read. You feel inspired to pray and to find out for yourself, and change your life.
For those who know what missionary work is like, wouldn't it be great to find people like that every day? That every single person who you talk to would be like that?
So I've been thinking. Why does it depend so much on the person? Normal people who don't have the gospel of Jesus Christ in their lives don't have the Spirit. They've never falt it before. So does it really depend on the "preparedness" of the person or does it depend on the spirit that the missionary brings? We should always be preparing, doing everything we can -members, too- so that when people see us, they know we're different. Do things that allow the Spirit to be with you, so that it can be your constant companion. Be Christ-like, and love everything around you. Cast out all negativity, cast out every angry thought, cast out all uncleanliness from your souls. Be ye clean, that bear the vessels of the Lord.
I'm teaching the missionaries here to do that. I'm not perfect, and I'm still in the process, but I believe that this is the secret
Speaking of being Christlike, all of you guys should watch this video and think about what you can do to serve others. www.mormon.org -- watch that video it is the best video I have seen in a long time
Elder Jeffrey Reed