Monday, February 15, 2016

Week 26

"There's some HOT ladies walking over here!" ...said a 10 year old kid as we got out of our car. Haha, children are hilarious. Sister Macfarlane and I just about died.

So first off... Transfers. Because there is such a big group of missionaries coming in this transfer, they are doing it a little different again. We are getting an email at 1pm TODAY telling us if we are staying or going. Then TOMORROW at 5pm we are getting an email telling us WHERE we're going, who we're going to be with, etc. Then on Wednesday morning we are doing the actual transfers. I like this better because now we know if we have to buy groceries, if we need to use our P-day packing, etc. It will be much nicer than last time. I'm so anxious to see what happens!

I'd like to share with you a lesson I've learned from the Book of Mormon. It's the stories of two missionaries. One missionary went to his area and served with all of his heart for two years. He labored diligently, and only one person became converted because of his work, but he wasn't baptized until after that missionary completed his service. The other missionary served in his area and baptized thousands. Some might think that the second missionary found more success than the first, but this is not true. Success is not measured by numbers or stats. "Success as a missionary is measured primarily by your commitment." As that first missionary learned, "people have agency to choose whether to accept your message", but it is essential to remember that "the Lord is pleased when you feel the Spirit working through you." God is pleased with every missionary's effort to serve with all of their hearts (Preach My Gospel pg 10-11).  The stories of Abinadi and Ammon are inspirations to me as I serve my mission.

Funny story: We met Johann Von Sax again! He showed us the people on the Tarpon Springs map and he explained in more detail why this is Eden and Atlantis. I guess I just don't understand how someone can believe in both Greek Mythology and Christianity. Don't they contradict each other?

There's not much else to share. Happy Valentines Day!

With love,
Sister Minson
Lake Tarpon
Contacting at the Sponge Docks with a youth in our ward (that is a sponge bike!)
A picture in the car with Caroline (a youth in our ward)

Lunch at the apartment on Sunday. Happy Valentine's Day!
Yes I still love cereal! :)

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