Tuesday, November 18, 2014

What a week!!

So this week has flown by. It started with our zone training, which was great.  We have been focusing a lot as a mission on "The family: A Proclamation for the World" and it has been working wonders in our work.  We are trying to get the zone excited for December, which is usually the best and hardest month for missionary work.

We have 3 families right now that are progressing toward their baptism, but for me the greatest story of all is our pension.  This week we celebrated her birthday with her and it was great.  Members from the ward came to make her feel loved and she has said that she really feels like she is part of the ward.

We also taught her (Maribel) a powerful lesson this week.  While talking about the importance of prayer she explained to us that for a while in her life she couldn't pray, she had lost her faith.  She explained to us about the death of her husband from cancer and how his suffering and death was the source of so many doubts.  I remembered my purpose as we taught that our first purpose is to help others have faith in Christ.  Sometimes as missionaries we want to skip faith, thinking "well he believes in God," but I know that true faith brings hope.  Until someone truly believes that they can be with their family for eternity they still lack faith.  It is a blessing to preach the restored gospel of eternal families.

I love you all
Elder Perryman

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