Happy December everybody!
This week our mission has been stressing making inspired baptismal goals before the end of the year. Nobody is making their goal 0 although a lot of us don't have anybody to back up the numbers we shoot for of 1, 2, or even 3. Therefore, whether we have people lined up or not, we are in need of some major miracles, and our mission president knows it. The quote our mission president has been using is "Obedience brings blessings. EXACT obedience brings miracles"- Spencer W. Kimball. In order to fulfill our baptism goals for the month, we need to see some major miracles and therefore, we need to be 110% obedient to every rule that has been given us.
For returned missionaries, this principle makes sense but for those who have no idea what I'm talking about most the time in these letters, its a bit more difficult to comprehend.
Basically, we have a small little book full of rules and regulations for us missionaries to follow. They were rules given from God through His prophets that will help us be safe, focused and successful. The rules are sometimes hard and tedious to follow but we're promised if we follow them, we'll be blessed no doubt.
Elder Huston and I are in need of some crazy miracles and so we are striving to be 100% obedient to every rule and commandment we've been given! Yay!
Mizuno, our Less Active investigator I like to call him, is doing well but cancelling a lot of appointments because of work. We have a BIG ward Christmas party this Saturday and he'll be coming to that but probably wont meet with him til then. Other than that, we're staying busy trying to find prepared people, visit members, Less actives and strengthening the ward.
The party shall be legendary. Us missionaries have a part in the program where we sing and explain the meaning of the 12 Days of Christmas song. Elder Larsen (zone leader in the district) and I have a part in a skit where we act as missionaries that were thrown into jail because people hate mormons in the town the skit takes place in. Then a guy unlocks us from jail and says he wants to get baptized and so we baptize him! I finally have a baptism!.. on stage. It's supposed to be deeply emotionally moving, so pray that I can draw out the inner drama within me:)
Have a good one!
Here's some pics!
Elder Dallin Robins
|Service for an 83 year old lady that believes God has blessed her to look more like 60... She looks her age :)|
|legendary dinner. A table FULL of food. The leftovers of which filled our entire fridge. Heavenly|