I found that I expect a lot of myself. I am definitely a perfectionist. I really want to be my best self 24/7 but I can't be. We are mortal and are given weakness's for a reason. If we didn't fall short sometimes then we wouldn't rely on Jesus Christ's Atonement to make us better. I was pretty wiped out at the beginning of the week and felt guilty for it. If we are a broken tool then Heavenly Father can't use us.
We finally got our investigators to church this week! We had to bang on their bedroom window to wake them up but they came haha! They even brought some cousins!
Our exchanges this week went really well. I was with an Elder and we didn't have the van.. so we were on foot the whole day! We pretty much got lost in the neighborhoods...but we were following the spirit and found 3 new investigators. At one point we had no clue where to go so we found ourselves a little corner... said a prayer.. listened for the spirit... next door we knocked we taught a lesson and had a new investigator! I love when stuff like that happens cause it sure isn't a coincidence!
Something I really love doing is saying vocal personal prayers. I like to call them closet prayers. I was feeling really burden down and wiped out yesterday so I decided to unload all of my concerns on my Heavenly Father and ask him for guidance. As I said the prayer my mind was opened and I really felt so connected with Heavenly Father. As I would ask for something... a simple answer would appear in my mind. I felt the spirit really powerfully and I know that Heavenly Father was listening intently to my prayer. I felt so relieved and energized!
This coming sunday our mission is going to do a Fast for missionary work. Almost all of the stakes are on board and will be praying along side the missionaries to have 75 baptisms in the month of June. I can't wait to be a part of the miracles that are going to happen in this mission in the coming months! This week alone we found 180 new investigators... we normally find around 100!
D&C 75:5And thus, if ye are faithful ye shall be laden with many sheaves, and crowned with honor, and glory, and immortality, and eternal life.
Our new mottos for the mission is #GETSHEAVES
Shout out to my mom. I love you way to much. I feel so blessed that Heavenly Father would send me to you and Dad. You are such a great example. Happy Birthday!
Shout out to my mom look a like... Aunt Bets! Happy Birthday this week as well! You are so wonderful and sweet to everyone!
I have the best family:)
Elder Crandall the Vandal