Monday, April 18, 2016

Week 94: 'With Wings as Eagles...'


Hey everyone!

Hope y'all are doing great!

My week was pretty good. The transfer started off a little slow, but quickly picked up by the end of the week. We have a lady set for baptism on May 7th who is just so excited to get baptized. She attended a baptismal service this past weekend, and loved it. And then she showed up to church about 20 minutes early. We are so excited because she just seems so committed. We only found her about 3.5 weeks ago too!

I'm so nervous. Time is going by way too quickly. President and Sister Ahlander seem so anxious as well about going home. We had a leadership training meeting this past week in which they told us to focus on the hard work that we are putting forward rather than just the things we needed to fix as leaders. Compared to two years ago, the this mission has grown so much. The missionaries are much more obedient, their testimonies more substantive, and their conversions are just contagious! The assistants talked about what makes us successful missionaries. The most important thing to remember is that a successful missionary is one committed to his or her purpose, that being to find, teach, and baptize. This is the only time in a young person's life that this will be their central focus, and I'm going to miss it.

I love Elder Holland's talk from conference, and guess what? He is coming to do a mission conference for us and the Las Vegas Mission. That means we'll get to meet some East Vegas missionaries! I love this scripture from Elder Holland's talk:

But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. (Isaiah 40:31)

I hope y'all have a wonderful week. Look for the Lord's blessings and for missionary opportunities.

Have a great week!
Elder Jones

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