Monday, September 19, 2016
1:15 PM (6 hours ago)
Greetings from The Lone Star State,
Another great week here in Westfield. Elder Yanzon has been on of my favorite companions. He is always focused on how to help those we are teaching and our fellow missionaries progress. He is one of our district leaders and works closely with 2 other sets of Elders and a set of Sister missionaries in the surrounding area. I love being here in this ward. Last night we had the opportunity to visit with Bishop McBride in our ward at his home. Elder Yanzon will be speaking in church this next week before he goes home in a little over three weeks. It's been a bit odd sending two missionaries home in a row but has given me an opportunity to evaluate where I want to be when the time comes for me to return as well. The lessons I have learned serving the Lord are something I will be forever grateful for. I have met so many amazing people and experienced first hand just what can happen when we put our trust in Him.
We have been teaching a man by the name of Jason from Jamaica. I have seen his faith grow so much in such a short time. He is scheduled for baptism mid-October.
What does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus Christ? What characteristics should we be looking for?
John 14:Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
Matthew 11:Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
Now when Jesus heard these things, he said unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.
We learn from these versus that as disciples or followers of Christ we me do the works that He did, learn of Him, and follow Him.