It's been the best week ever out here in the great Muroc ward. Still the happiest person in the whole town, haha.
We were walking in a trailer park on the outskirts of town and a lady pointed her head out her window and called out to us : "you guys still come around here??" yes ma'am! "you really think you're gonna change anyone's minds out here?" Yes. I don't think I've ever said anything with such conviction as that yes. I was so entirely certain, and still am. She said "wow you guys are determined. Have a nice day, you wonderful people." she went back inside, but oh boy did we feel motivated after that.
This week was otherwise really cool but not super productive for our area. I'm sure God understands though. This week we got smartphones, Facebook, and we went on exchanges with the zone leaders down in Lancaster. It was real fun, and we're seeing a lot of great stuff for the future, but this week was mostly setup. This coming week though? Gonna be super sick. We'll baptize some people yet in this area!
Elder Simpson and I felt inspired to read the Book of Mormon together during companion study this coming week. We think it will help us be spiritually revitalized and focus more, so we're really excited. Reading on your own is awesome, so how much better is reading the book of Mormon with others?? We read with our investigators, why not with members and with each other? The seeds of my testimony began with family scripture study. My appreciation for it has grown so much since I've been missing it, but I'm so very grateful to be able to share the wonderful blessings I've seen from it with other families. Props to my wonderful parents for going through so much effort to get us to read.
Some days it feels so gloomy, like the world is about ready to be swept off. There's just so much wickedness out there! But there's an awful lot of good, too. There hasn't been any more in the history of the world. We can hope for a bright, eternal future with our families because of the atonement of Jesus Christ. So yes, we do still come around here. There are souls to be saved, and while we might not be able to convince anyone ourselves, our message has something special to it. This is the true church of Jesus Christ - that's why we're here to tell everyone about it. It is not the license to sin, but the truth that will set men free.
Thank you all for your support and prayers!