Monday, May 19, 2014

5-19-14 Every member a missionary

THis week we walked a ton for one reason. We went to the chapel everyday.

They had this thing called the week of the family for two branches, and somehow we got charged with taking pictures so mom... I guess I´m unconciously following your footsteps... haha not nearly on that level :) just thought about you.

Other than that we had two people come to the sacrament!!!! whoo!! the bummer is that they live in the other area so we passed them as references... That happens all the time here.. but eh, I understand.

Really I just want to help this branch there is so much work and I honestly feel like I´m not enough persons to do it all. We decided on focusing on the Elders quorum. Got to activate or find the 70 elders registered in our ward basically means alot of fun :) We´re limited on how much soccer we can play so we´re starting to challenge people to basketball games, this English class, and friday night activities.

I've found the people that the Lord seems to prepare know a member. So when we are activating a less active and we find a investigator they are more receptive. Thats the theory and it´s more fun than walking in the dusty tropical desert knocking doors.  We just got to find those with desire, with necessity and application. Those people tend to help BUILD the church in the end.

Here the problem isn´t finding people who listen it´s finding people who will contribute and be a help. I only have two years to do this.  In the end I think "what kind of member will I be? a help? or a burden?" I plan on being a contributor a "doer of the word" not just a listener. I wish I could find a way to communicate this with the members here in a way that would excite and edify them, I just cant find it.. but the Lord knows.. I´ll just wait... 

Today we played soccer and well.... I got alot to catch up on. love it, miss it, but it´s gotta wait

Love you all make sure you take care of yourselves.
paz y amor.

Elder Johnson

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