OHHHH BOYYYYYY. This week was amazing. SO! We set two baptismal dates with people. I cant remember if i had mentioned them earlier but anyway.... C (baptism date-- ) is 20 years old, super awesome, 3 year game warden, girlfriend to a returning member to the church (who is a stud as well) and owns a super cute puppy named Duke (who is actually missing at the moment); and Ase (pronounces A-shay)--(baptism date-- ) a very... large and in charge, not looking like he is actually 50 years old, former "savage" (his words) black guy who is from the island south of Jamaica. I cant remember what it is. But he is super cool. We tracted into him. Anyway moving on.
This week was crazy let me tell you. I saw so many things that added to my testimony that the Lord will provide. We had set a goal to find 7 new investigators this week, have 1 person with a baptisimal date, 2 investigators at sacrament meeting and 3 member present lessons. Now this isn't standard of excellence goals but we are working to achieve them. We worked super hard and we were able to one-up our goal of 1 person with a date. We were skeptical but we had 5 investigators at church. We head reached our 3 member present lessons, but we were short on our goal for new investigators. Right before school started a member in the ward walked up to us with a guy who looked a little lost. He is dating a girl in the ward and wants to learn more about what she believes. So we taught him and were able to mark him down as a new investigator. AWESOME! One more to our goal of 7. went on, we ate dinner and then went out for the rest of the evening. Getting to we still were out contacting people, looking for homes who had lights on and we were able to find a super nice family! We were able to achieve our goal!
Now I know that this isn't about numbers, but i am now realizing that with enough faith and enough effort, we will be able to achieve our goals. In any circumstance. I was so happy too be able to see that Elder Taylor and I had the faith to find someone who is interested in the Gospel.
SO basically a BOMB week. I have learned that if you set your goals, whether they be with missionary work, work, education (GPA), ect... that if you first go into these goals, talking with God first, asking him for guidance and direction; then work your butt off then you will see results. They may not turn out the way you imagined them, but you will be happy. You will achieve your goals. I know this to be true. I saw it this week. I saw it as we knocked on this door at last night.
Scripture of the week!!
Proverbs 3:5-6-- Trust the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him and he shall direct thy paths
We out ere tractin ayoooo foshooooo
As a popular music artist once said... "Truuuuuu...."