Dear Mom and beautiful family:)
As I reflect upon this week and what I feel would be most spiritually appetizing to you. Sister Brown's (President Brown's wife) challenge came to mind which is: to write in our journals daily where and how we saw the Lord's hand in the day.
As I have been doing it, I am able to review the day at night when it is quiet and perfect time to reflect upon how the Lord led the work. I can tell you my gratitude has exponentially grown and my measure of peace as well. For I know even more that the Lord leads this work despite our weaknesses and is perfectly patient with us. Another blessing of this challenge is my vision has grown and I see more because I am seeking for Him. This has helped me let the Lord do His work and Elder Hamner obey and follow.
This past week was quite special. Elder Peterson and I visited the Vaasa District in Pietarsaari where they held their district meeting at Larsmo, the spot where Elder Ezra Taft Benson dedicated Finland for the preaching of the gospel. It was a very special district meeting. The Lord taught me much that day...which reminds me. Please take time to reflect and ponder. This allows our spirits to catch up and when we slow down, the Lord will help us accomplish so much more.
M., recent-convert, is doing so well. Her testimony is burning bright and sharing it with others at work hoping to bless someone else. Also K. will be baptized this next month. He is progressing very well. Being with him, I can feel his faith and understanding growing as he keeps his commitments such as reading, praying, and the commandments.
Also as a zone we are focusing on working smarter with the members. At this time we are including the members in the finding by prayerfully choosing a family that the Lord feels is ready. We ask them a week in advance that we intend to tract in their area. During the entire week they as a family pray that we will find someone in their area. So when the day comes we share a short spiritual message and go out tracting. We have found much success through this and the members faith grows tremendously.
This is the Lord's work and it will go forward and is at a faster pace.
I love you,
And now, my sons, remember, remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty storm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall.