What an adventure this week has been, Oh how wondrous. I can honestly say that the struggle is real. Things can get tough. Last week was probably one of the hardest weeks. Which makes the adventure so great. "When the going gets tough, the tough get going!"
Last Tuesday we had an exchange with the Assistants. I traveled back down to Lilburn with Elder Smith. What a great guy. We both served one transfer together when I was in the Shallowford Ward, at the time he was one of the ZLs. He's the missionary who just doesn't give a flip about what others do or say to him cause he's gonna laugh either way. Really inspiring-his fear of Mediocrity. Later talked about Emma Stone, and what we wanna do after the mish. He'll go home in January. I Learned lots from this wise old man, and pray that I will NEVER EVER EVERR become an assistant. jeez their lives are crazy!
While on the exchange we taught a woman who spoke mandarin chinese and very little english, that was fun. We saw a couple recent converts and new members. Tracted a little at the park where we found a stage piano that I jammed out to for a time. And also taught this senile woman, who has quite the sailors tongue. Haha, we showed her mormon.org messages cause she doesn't like to read the BM. She fell in love as do all with the videos, and from what I last heard wants to meet more with the missionaries cause she thinks she knows they're the reason why God has kept her alive thus long. NO DUH. :)
But the exchange was original. While I was in the city, Elder Johnston and Elder Anguilau were back in the sticks seeing and also having lots of miracles. The Lord's investigator, Debbie, she's 63, a very gentle and kind queen. I don't like to throw the word "elect" around, but this time she is very elect. Not too many like this one, and she's accepted an invitation for baptism on December 6th. HUZZZAH!! :)
In fact what was great yesterday because she was able to come to church, and thankfully she came on one of the greatest Sundays of the Year- the day the Winder Ward had their Primary Program. Debbie Loved it. She loved the children singing. And she told us afterward that she knows that families can be together forever. We should be seeing her again tomorrow for dinner.
She and another girl, Bruni are both on date to be baptized December 6th. Elder Johnston and myself are eager and thrilled for them. Praying that all goes well and according the the will of the Lord (of course).
We are building a holy ground and really focusing on consecrating ourselves for the next transfers til the nd of the year. Studied the Doctrine and Covenants Section 109. Lots of good and valuable pearls of the spirit are settled in this part of the scriptures. I was enlightened by this and by studying my own patriarchal blessing. Coming to see how I am being sanctified at the current time, and how God blesses us.
So grateful for the struggle, and for the trials we face that make our hearts united with Gods. Giving thanks to all those who helped me get to where I am now.
Wishing you the best week, take care!
elder adam black