50 And I said unto them: If God had commanded me to do all things I could do them. If he should command me that I should say unto this water, be thou earth, it should be earth; and if I should say it, it would be done.
51 And now, if the Lord has such great power, and has wrought so many miracles among the children of men, how is it that he cannot instruct me, that I should build a ship?
-1 Nephi 17: 50-51

Monday, August 11, 2014

Diligence and Faith

This week we had a training with our mission president. He said that there are a lot of missionaries that didn´t have a lot of urgency in their work, and that there are a lot of people getting "sick" an we have had our record low in baptisms. So he gave us a training on why we should work hard and how we can baptize more. He talked a lot about Faith, Family and Temples. These three things he always talks about! I love his trainings so much! He has a scripture for this mission now - it´s Alma 26:22. I won't talk a lot about it, but read it.  It is a scripture that explains a lot so simply! He also helped me a lot with my diligence (haha) because now every time I feel really tired or I don´t feel like talking to people on the street (those days of disanimation) I hear his words: "The Hour of the Lord is COMING."  

These words a like my nos-  haha I get fired again.  This week I worked harder then I've ever worked on my mission, and I was super tired at the end, but I never felt more satisfaction for my work. Sadly, we´re not findin many people to teach, but I have this feeling that God is testing my Diligence and Faith -- that He will send us to the people that I need to meet in my pathway! I´m super excited to see what´ll happen this week! 

I`ve been changing a lot this week and have been learning a lot about Faith, and I've started studying everyday for a week an attribute of Christ (PMG Chapter 6).  It's been a really great way to learn more about Christ and the attributes I want to develop. It's really cool because it's like Heavenly Father opened my mind! I love it!

I love you, guys!  Thanks for the update.

Elder Sharp

Elder Pina and I at the Sao Paulo Temple



 A baptism


Something cool I learned to do with my camera. 

1 comment:

  1. What a faithful young man. I love to see how their testimonies grow while they serve the Lord. He looks 12 years old in the picture with the cake!