Sister Burdette and I went to town and taught 5 people on our first contact with them, either knocking on doors, or on the street and giving them the message of the restoration in 4 minutes, and were able to give 4 of them Books of Mormon. One of them accepted a baptismal date upon invitation, and another one wanted to come to church right away! We also got return appointments with all of them. I have made it a habit to set a specific goal the night before when I know we will be out tracting.
|Maps of the two areas we serve|
Then at church we ended up having 5 of our less active families, that we have been consistently working with, all come to church. It was an amazing week of success and blessings. I feel like I have truly grown into the missionary I have been wanting to become in this area.
These are all the people I have grown to love and will miss dearly!
We know that the Lord doesn't give us anything we can't handle, "for I know that the Lord giveth no commandments unto the children of men, save he shall prepare a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he commandeth them" (1 Nephi 3:7).
I have true gratitude for being a representative of Jesus Christ. This will not last forever. I have learned the precious principle of time this week- why it came so late in my mission I don't know. But I am glad it did. We only have so long to do ANYTHING. And I have an even shorter time to proclaim what I know to be true and help others find this joy the gospel has to bring. This Mallory has been refined, buoyed up, and changed by Christ. And for that I will always profess.
That was probably why it was so devastating for me to get the news....YES, transfer news. I am being transferred somewhere else tomorrow.
<3 Sister Golden