Happy Preparation Day!
Another great day in the mission field.
Miracles!! One of our part member families is no longer going to be a part member family. After 10+ years a new investigator of ours has decided that she wants to be baptised. "It is time," she said. I have come to realize that the Lord really does have plans for ALL of His children--maybe even specific timelines. This wife sho has said that she is now ready may have known that this church was true for years, but is now deciding that she is ready to make the commitment. It's not stated in my job description as a missionary to push, coerce, rush, or force anyone to be baptized. We need to invite. And I know that is what the past 20+ missionaries have done over these yars with her. My companion and I just have the blessing of being able to also be a part of her miracle conversion. She has truly experienced a change of heart. There are and have been plenty of people that I have had the blessing of teaching and inviting to come unto Christ. Just because they didn't get baptized within that six weeks of my knowing them, doesn't mean their time won't come. For those who are earnestly seeking, we shall find them and they will find us. The Lord doesn't want any of us to be confused or mislead or misguided.
It is in our best interest as missionaries--full-time and member--to go about doing good. People will see us and recognize what we have and want it. No effort is wasted.
Doctrine and Covenants 4:3-4
"For behold the field is white, all ready to harvest, and lo, he that thrustest his sickle with his might, the same layeth up in store that he perisheth not, but bringeth salvation to his soul."
I love the Lord.