Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The sole focus of my mind, and the sole passion of my heart

July 13, 2015

Hello Family!

It was a good week. Sister Martin got in on Tuesday. She is so sweet and Christlike, and I am enjoying serving with her. She is teaching me a little Spanish too :) It is her first transfer as a sister training leader, so she is learning the ropes, but she is incredibly committed to being obedient and working hard and helping our investigators progress, so she's getting the hang of things quickly. We sat down on Thursday and set goals for the transfer - it was motivating and refreshing, as new transfers usually are. It is always like a breath of fresh air being in a companionship that is equally-yolked!

I have been feeling so much joy in finding and teaching people. There is a talk by Tad R. Callister called 'Becoming a Consecrated Missionary' that I have read countless times on my mission. This week these sentences stuck out to me: "In my day the white handbook contained this all-inclusive statement: 'Put out of your mind all thoughts of home, school, your girl and worldly things.' It was a powerful reminder that our mission was the sole focus of our mind and the sole passion of our heart. As hard as it may be, the consecrated missionary disciplines his passions. His eye is riveted on the work." That statement was daunting to me as a a greenie missionary. How was I ever going to possibly attain that level of commitment and dedication? I felt overwhelmed. But 13 months has done quite a bit for me, and I now feel the power of his words - this work truly is becoming the "sole passion of my heart".

We found some golden investigators this week - the Hall family and a single mother, Leticia. Add them to your prayer list! The Halls are a family of 7, with one on the way. Kenisha, he mom, lost her job is week, and we showed up at their doorstep at the perfect timing. Heavenly Father is the perfect orchestrator of such connections :) We taught them the message of the Restoration last night and it went so well. They have so much potential.

I love you and miss you.

Have a wonderful week!

Love, Sister Robinson