Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Exhaustion...but never burnt out (Aug 17)

What a week it has been! There are crazy things that come with serving the Lord, and going about doing his work. Among the most exhausting..... traveling up and down the island of Tasmania! We had ZONE CONFERENCE!!! It was amazing. The Spirit was so strong and the words were just what we all needed to hear. I was able to reconnect with some beloved members of my first area's ward in Launceston. SISTER CLARK I LOVE YOUR GUTS!!!!

This week was filled with some simply and powerful lessons learned. The Spirit is such a power influence and can change the hearts of everyone that feel it. Jeff and Ebbi, two of our best friends are loving the gospel these days. Jeff is preparing to be baptized this weekend and has given up HEAPS. He loves his partner Ebbi so much he's willing to sleep outside in a tent every night just to keep the standards he needs to meet to be baptised (keeping the Law of Chastity), as well as keeping Ebbi happy and feeling safe. He's a great example.

I'm almost out of time, but I'm on another sugar kick! NO MORE while helping one of our Recent Converts, Jess Roberts, give up smoking. She's going so well and hasn't smoked at all this week! Please pray for her to have the strength! 

I'm grateful for how Heavenly Father strengthens us through other people. I have had many people recently that seem to reach down and just take you by the hand! The Love of God is real! 

The best experience was being able to help some missionaries that were struggling in their companionship. They needed some help and we went to their flat and talk with them. That was the best. They set goals and made plans to improve and the BEST thing I've seen on my mission is when two people can honestly and sincerely see the strengths and talents of those they serve with. Nothing beats positive communication.

In the words of Paul: Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. Ephesians 4:29.

Oh man oh MAN! The strength that comes from uplifting others. That's my favourite part of being a missionary.

Love you all!!!

Elder Sargeant 

1 comment:

  1. just love you too Elder Sargeant..... YOU ARE THE MAN .... and when i am reincarnated i am coming back as you !!!!! seriously ...it was sooo good to see that ridiculously smiling face again i am sorry i forgot myself ...love ya XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX