Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Year 1 - Letter 14 - MTC

Hey everyone!
This week sure has been a crazy ride!  Lots and lots of work!  Even though the referral center isn't a mission where you are up and around tracting, it sure is quite taxing on the brain.  It's like you either get the people that are ready to hear more and listen to what you have to say, and then take the lessons, or you get the ones who just want to argue and tell you that you are wrong.  Or trolls, always there are trolls.  What always comes to mind is that one poem that President Monson included in a talk, and that dad had at one time hung in his office, that says something like "I have wept in the night for the shortness of sight, that to somebodies need made me blind, but never have yet felt a tinge of regret, for being a little to kind."  We can always do more to help others, and a little less to judge.  It alright if people don't want to listen.  That is entirely up to them.  As missionaries, we are sent to "invite others to come unto Christ".  Not to force, but to extend the invitation.  That can be kinda hard.  It is really easy to get caught up trying to make someone believe.  However, that is not what we are called to do.
This week was pretty typical.  A lot of work, some sleep, and more work.  I am tired all the time, but it is great!  I met with the doctor Monday, and he told me that my knee was looking great, but my quad could use a little more work.  Frankly, it is still weak sauce.  I did take of the brace, and that is helping strengthen it a lot.  Otherwise, its all good.
The investigators are good!  We have pretty much handed them on to the local missionaries, so they can get used to them and get the members more involved with them.  That is kinda hard for me.  You don't see the actual baptisms.  However, a baptism is still a baptism, and its one more person leading a better life.  That is what matters.  Inviting others to come unto Christ.
Well, that is pretty much it for this week. Just helping all those who come on chat!
Love you all!
Elder Andrews

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