Olá, familia!It's been a full week, of ups and downs, but we've got some good things coming our way!We got a call from the Assistants of the mission this week, and they gave our companionship the assignment to work almost solely with the recent-converts and less-actives in our ward in the place of knocking doors all day. It has been a weird change! The mission is trying out this type of work with a few companionships in different areas to see if it will bear fruit, so from no on, our task is to re-activate, boost ward attendance, and receive referrals like crazy!We started working this style, and so far, it hasn't played out exceptionally well, but I think with a few more weeks, something will go right. We had a bit of bust getting people to church this week - members not wanting to help us with rides for investigators; people traveling; etc;buuuuuut... Next week we should have at least 4 newbies at church and a few baptisms marked for the next Sunday!I think it is SO HARD sometimes to have faith, or, at least to grow our faith. But as I was reading the Book of Mormon this week, I came across this scripture in Mosiah 4:9
Believe in God; believe that he is, and that he created all things, both in heaven and in earth; believe that he has all wisdom, and all power, both in heaven and in earth; believe that man doth notcomprehend all the things which the Lord can comprehend.
Belief and hope always precede faith! Sometimes, I think it's all we can do - to believe, or desire to believe - and if we do, our faith truly is growing. Oftentimes the situations or circumstances we're passing through don't make sense in the moment, but we have to press forward, believing that every trial is for our benefit, and that Heavenly Father truly sees all of the pieces. I know that as we trust in Him continually - even when it's hard or seemingly inconvenient - He will bless us. Our faith will grow, and we will be blessed.I love the gospel of Jesus Christ. I know He lives! How happy is that?! I am so eternally grateful for this gospel and the blessings that lie in store as we continue faithful in this cause.Have a super week!Love,
JasonPS - Sorry for the lack of pictures! I'll repent and send some next week :)