January 23, 2012

What can we do better?

Familia y Amigos,

We talked to a lot of people this week who have had a lot of tough trials in their lives. It really made me reflect how lucky I am to have the gospel in my life--and to have been born into a family that is active in the church!! It's hard to see so many people struggling to keep going, but it's incredibly humbling to see them allow the gospel to give them what they can't provide for themselves.

Our investigator Y unfortunately didn't go to church yesterday, yet she is making so much progress with her smoking addiction. She used to smoke at least three packs a day! Last time we saw her it had been more than 24 hours and she still hadn't finished a pack! At the moment she's scared to keep going because she's afraid that life is going to get hard again...so we're working with her to help her strengthen her faith and trust in the Lord.

This past week we taught more lessons than we ever have! Now we need to keep on working really hard to make sure that our investigators keep progressing. Our new district leader has been really good for us. He has a really aggressive way of teaching and leading, yet I am starting to see why the Lord assigned him as my district leader now rather than later. Each night we call him to check in and tell how the day went, pass on dats, etc. Every night he asks:

"So what can you do better?" 

We respond with something, and then he asks:

"And then what can you do better?" 

We then respond to that, and then he asks:

"And how can you do that better?"

Sometimes it's really painful. haha But that's my question for you! What can you do better? And how can you do that better? The only way to improve and learn is to ask ourselves that question: What can we do better?

I know the Lord micro-manages all of the details in our lives. If we take the time to see what He has done for us, and what He has given us, it makes it that much easier to ask ourselves how we can be better for the Lord.

¡Yo sé que El Señor nos ama más que podemos imaginar!

-Hermana Vawdrey

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