area: Lake Houston YSA Branch (Humble, Texas)
companion: Elder Keech
This week has been a spiritual feast! starting with planning for Zone Meeting, feeling and watching the Spirit work through the leadership of the zone to prepare to edify the zone members. It was such a great Zone Meeting! The Spirit was strong and each section went so smoothly. Our STL's (Senior Training Leaders) did particularly great at helping all of us increase our desire to baptize. They shared D&C 20:37 but applied to missionary work so it read, "All those who [go on missions for] God, [must] desire to [baptize], and come forth with broken hearts and contrite spirits, and witness before the church that they have truly repented of all their sins, and [take] upon them the name of Jesus Christ, having a determination to serve him to the end, and truly manifest by their works that they have received of the Spirit of Christ unto [the helping of others receive] the remission of their sins, shall be [successful on their missions.]" The Spirit really touched my heart as they shared that.
We also had a baptism this week! His name is Rafael and he was so prepared and the family that introduced him to the church was so influential in helping him and being his friends to answer his questions and support him in his decision.
We had a huge miracle! Kayla is one of our new investigators and she's practically already a member, just not baptized. She's very prepared as well. At the close of our first lesson we knelt in prayer and when we taught her to pray we told her to ask specific questions, one being "is what Elder Keech and Elder Combrink taught me true?" But during the prayer she said "I know that what Elder Keech and Elder Combrink taught me is true and I'm grateful that I get to learn from them." My jaw dropped.
I LOVE BEING A MISSIONARY!
I love all of you. But I love Jesus Christ more. And this is where He wants me. So this is where I want to be.