But you know, I've been around the mission block ;) There's something I have learned. The Gospel, and progression in the gospel, is far greater than a few weeks. It started a long long long time ago, and it will keep going for a long long long time. That's why, it is a sweet experience to watch someone enter the waters of baptism. But it is much sweeter to watch someone convert to the Gospel, to watch someone's heart change and watch that light come into their life as they learn of truths which they always wondered about. That is the sweetest fruit I know of. So, although for the first time on Saturday I was privileged to watch an investigator I taught enter the waters of baptism, I have been tasting the sweet fruit of missionary for a long time. And, I have really learned that it doesn't end with baptism, but we have to continue to strengthen each other, lift each other, and help each other continue to change and be better for many days ahead. In actuality, for eternity.
Welcome to heaven! I can tell you, it's great.
I have just really learned that I have to rely on the Lord. Not just because He has asked me to, but because I cannot do things without Him. But it is so true that with God, all things are possible. Well, not all things, but rather, with God, the best things are possible. God isn't going to have us settle for less if He can help it. With Him, He will only give us the absolute best.
Sometimes we wince at what the absolute best looks like, because in our mind, that's not the best! But then a few weeks or a few years down the road we realize, "Wait a second. That really was the best He could have given me. Man! What a smart Father!"
I love you all so much. I am so grateful that I have a Mom that is able to let me experience my mission with all of you (through my blog, email, Facebook). Thanks Mommy.
Oh and my flowers! I planted them a few weeks after I got to Singen and they started blooming! I was so excited at one and then they just kept going!