Well I hope everyone had a great week and I know I did!!! Our Zone Leaders called our Ward the “working machine” because we are working so well and the sister as well because we both baptized this week and the ward has been baptizing for a month straight and this week we have 3 baptisms planned for us and the sisters will help us go for 2 months straight! its just awesome and I love seeing the whole ward just smiling and the bishop tells the ward how proud he is of the them and we are all just smile and it comes from the people who you would not even think would be excited so ya its interesting. the thing is is that the ward is happy. i remember president telling me one time that when a missionary and his companion work hard and let the lord bring them higher as well as the members they become happy and then the whole place is smiles. I have seen all smiles as the people really do care for these souls who are coming into the church and in some areas the attendance to a baptism is 10 maybe 20 people but here they come by the 40s and 50s to the baptisms because they know how important it is for the person that they are there, it is just so great to be happy!!
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One thing I have seen through out my mission is that the spirit works through people in so many different ways one of my favorite short films is "A man without Eloquence" by Pres. Young (http://www.lds.org/media-library/video/2010-07-048-a-man-without-eloquence?lang=eng) A man without eloquence (the practice or art of using language with fluency and aptness.) the spirit turns these people who are new or are afraid to talk and changes them into the people who say the exact words to touch ones heart. the truth is this is a perfect example of a missionary, a young man or a young woman or couples are sent to strange land and they aren't really sure how to speak a language. they are lead by the gifts of the spirit that are mentioned in Moroni 10 and well they are given the words in the exact moment. or as it says in Doctrine and Covenants 100:6, “For it shall be given you in the very hour, yea, in the very moment, what ye shall say”. the lord promises us that if we open our moths the words will be there and we will know exactly what we need to say to make the moment more powerful. the Sister Missionaries here just baptized a young man who just married the bishops daughter. he is a bit shy but the words he spoke Saturday night were the words we needed to hear he faced a fear he had and he had the words he needed he told us he just signed a paper that is more important than the one he did at his wedding and just as important as the papers he will sign to bring his kids into the world. another one was in our baptism Wednesday with a young man named Emmanuel. He is an awesome young man!!! doing the will of the lord. he felt the importance of the decisions he made so impactful that he cried through the whole thing and well then he told the words exactly to the point that his sister, who didn't want to hear us before, is now trying to make it back on the right road and she told us she is thinking of being baptized as well. Brigham young tells about the man who changed his heart to become a member and I just love this video its awesome!!! the power of God is awesome and If we open our mouths we will have them filled. i would invite you all to open your mouths for a good purpose for the word of God and well they will know the church is true by what you can tell them!! i love this work and i hope you do too Love you all and hope the week goes by well!!
Elder Jaymes Monson
PS its so hard to writ in English now!!! haha