We have learned a lot this week about teaching simply and teaching to needs and improving everyday! We get super tired though, and by days end, I'm falling asleep in lessons! haha but its been good still we have a bunch of people on baptismal dates now!! Over ten people and some are families! The Lord is showing us whats possible when we do things His way!
One thing though I guess I've been working on this week, and have been thinking about lately is the principle of patience! I think it was Russell M. Neilson who said "often as people we pray for the attribute of patience, but we want it right now!" Elder Neilson has nailed it on the head.. as I have often prayed for patience with my companion, investigators, or for others to have patience with me, I have often, if not always, expected my prayers to have worked instantly! And often it is not always the case! People say that I'm patient, but I really don't think so. Patience with others has been tough, but it's really the patience with myself that I have the hardest time with. There was a scripture that I came across in Luke 21:19 which reads "In your patience possess ye your souls"... patience is a process of perfection! Elder Uchtdorf said "In your patience you win mastery of your souls."
I have learned that patience means to abide in faith knowing that sometimes it is in the waiting, then in the receiving that we grow the most! With the Lords help I've been able to accomplish more then I could ever on my own! I am not perfect, and I don't expect anyone else to be, but with patience I see in a new light and seeing it through our Heavenly Fathers eyes!
May we all be a little more patient with others this week.. especially with ourselves!
Hope everything is going well back home, I love and miss you all a ton!!
Have a great week!