This week was pretty good! Just working on figuring out how this whole missionary thing works. It's funny, you'd think after being out here for almost a year I would have mastered the process, but almost everyday I'm still learning something new. Just the other day I was studying lesson 1 during personal study, that's right, the first lesson, the one I teach every single day, and I was just realizing there's still so many places I can improve with it! There's just so much progress that can always be made, but I think that's a little bit of what makes it exciting. I
t's funny that you've mentioned that alarm sales job a few times recently. It turns out that Elder Whittaker was actually a pretty successful alarm salesman the summer before he came out on his mission, so, he's got all kinds of awesome people skills we've been working on applying to the kampungs of Malaysia. Some things work and some things don't, but it's super fun to have a companion with lots of good ideas. There's lots of obstacles to overcome here in Tawau, but it's not fun if there isn't any kind of challenge, right?
So the Mission President is actually coming down to our area this Friday. President decided to change our Zone Conference schedule to only one time every three months (instead of every six weeks) and during the off time he wants to come and visit every single area in the mission. Crazy! So, it means we're going to have some company here in Tawau this week. President actually wants to follow us to a lesson. A little bit intimidating, but it should be a good experience. President is always really nice and helpful.
The work is moving forward. We're improving everyday, and it's been amazing to see the Lord do his work in this part of the vineyard. I know more than ever that this gospel is true, but most of all I've come to realize that knowing that for yourself is a profoundly personal experience. No one can really persuade you that the church is true, no one can force you to know, no one can know for you, your testimony is totally 100% your own responsibility. It's all about how willing you are to try, and to act. That's all it really depends on, our exercise of faith. The Lord's promises are unfailing so we can know absolutely that anyone who really wants to know for themselves the truth, it's available for them if they'll just be willing to act. That's been a fun realization to come to.
I love you all so much. Thanks for all your support, it's meant the world to me. We're working hard and the field is white!
Love you so much!