Thursday, June 5, 2014

Reflections...

bula vinaka mama!


well this week has been crazy and a major test on my patience. we went to meetings 3 days this week and im grateful we did. pres. and sis. klingler will be leaving at the end of this month and so they're giving their last trainings to us before they head back home. so im lucky and i get to listen to their trainings more than once :) such a blessing! they started to pack up all their things in their home and it's sad seeing the house empty and all their pictures put away. we already started talking about the schedule when Pres. Layton (our new mission president) comes. there is a lot of work to do and it'll be sad watching our mission president leave, but im excited for the new adventure we'll have with pres. layton.

we were suppose to have a baptism this last Thursday but he didn't show up. this is the second baptism in a row that our investigator didn't show up. it's definitely make me re think about how im doing as a missionary and what i need to improve on to help our investigators feel better prepared for baptism. it's been really hard showing up to the baptism and waiting and waiting and they don't show up. i know that there's something the Lord wants me to learn from this. im not quite sure what it is right now but im praying and studying to find out. many times this week i've been questioning myself and what ive been doing as a missionary. am i doing enough? am i doing what im suppose to? am i doing all i can? these challenges have definitely made me take a step back and try to figure out what i can do to become a better missionary.

something that i keep reflecting on throughout my studies is Christlike attributes. as a missionary or just a member of the church we are servants/disciples of our Savior Jesus Christ. it doesn't mean we go around telling everyone that and flaunting it around, but we need to show it through the way we act. we need to act like the Savior. that's something that ive been working on throughout my whole mission. but recently it's something that keeps popping up in my mind and something that ive been really focusing on. there's many times this last week where my patience has be tested and it was a challenge! i just wanted to blow up and talk right back at the person, but something kept me from opening my mouth. i know that if we do our best and try as much as we can to be like Christ and if we ask for help, the Lord will definitely help us and give us the strength we need to overcome our weaknesses.

sorry there's not a lot this week. it's been a long week of reflecting haha. but hopefully next week will be better. au lomani kemudou kece!! loloma yani!!

loloma levu,
sista chong


this is the tongan sister who was staying with us...sis. ngauamo


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