Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The work continues... (Jan 18)

G;day all! 

What a glorious week it was to be alive. Nothing beats waking up each day awaiting the new experiences that are waiting to take place. I'm keen as to share some experiences had this week with you all!

Things are going well here in Cranbourne. The feeds continue to take place, but more importantly the members are EXTREMELY HELPFUL in missionary work! My goodness. We have a 18 year guy in our ward named Lanza. He's the man and works in a warehouse saving up for his mission. He and a friend from work have been talking and discussing religion and the gospel and now he is interested in learning. We're going to teach him this week but it's amazing how people are anxiously searching and are curious about what truth is out there and how to find it.

Next, Elder Pearson came to visit our mission. He taught us of our divine identity, of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, of Faith to Succeed, and how to pray with Faith. He explained to us about BOLD and AMBITIOUS goals. Definitely made me think about the future and what it holds for me. What are my goals?! Are they bold? Do I want to push through and make them happen??

He showed us a cool trick as well. He called one of the missionaries up and told me to "Try to grab the Marker" from off the pulpit. The Elder was confused.... so he "tried" and lifted up the marker. Elder Pearson said "No no... don't do it. TRY"

So he continued. Next thing we know, we learned a pretty cool principle. "Do or do not, there is no try." Struggle is simply being caught between a commitment. If we want to succeed then we BE successful until we are. If we want to grow in our faith, we BE faithful until that gift comes.

So yeah.... church was awesome. We're rebuilding our teaching pool and man oh man are we seeing some cool and small miracles. We've been so blessed to talk to some amazing people who are genuinely searching. I love being able to help them!

That's about it for this week. Remember, I love you all!!
-Elder Sargeant

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