This week we were almost able to get a baptism! However, due to different circumstances it did not go through, but we are looking forward to it and additional baptisms in this area. We're feeling quite optimistic and feel that our area is improving every single day! Our focus lately has been on the members - how we can shift the momentum in this mission over to the members so that they can have their own experiences. Elder Skinner and I have been really pushing this forward. We led a ZLT this past Wednesday and we were able to have a good meeting! We're hoping it will continue to take the work forward.
In this past week, one thing that I've come to learn is how dependent we are on the Lord for those people who are prepared. We could spend all our days out on the streets contacting 100+ people every day, only to get 98 rejections. What we have really been trusting in - is that we will focus on the members and their work. We've decided that we are looking to find people to teach, so that we can use the members and youth on our teaches. We probably spend a total of two hours contacting on the street, but we always seem to find one or two people who have been prepared to hear us at that moment. It has led us to find several people who have been prepared, and it showed me that we need to be doing exactly what the Lord expects us to be doing.
When we focus on what matters most (in our circumstances it is helping the members become more converted), the Lord will provide for our needs. He has provided for me and my family every step of the way. Although it has been difficult here in the mission field at times, I've learned all along the way that He inspires us as His children. It is through the Savior's example, that He has shown us the way. It's quite incredible - the understanding that comes through following His example. I'm so grateful that I'm able to learn every single day that I am out here.