February 17, 2015

2/16/15 - I'll rest when I'm dead!

สวัสดีค่ะทุกคน!! Have I told you that I love being a missionary? Even though this week was kind of rough, there were still many great things! We are having a bit of a hard time finding new investigators and meeting the mission’s new standard of excellence! The upside is that we are getting to know the members better and being invited into their homes! I just have to remember that as long as we are giving 100% and helping people come unto Christ that is all that matters!

We have been working a lot with recent converts and trying to help them come back. Slowly but surely they are all starting to come back! This week we tried teaching a family history class and it was really cool! All these RCs have family in the spirit world just waiting for them to do their work! They are getting really excited about doing family history and helping their ancestors! I am way excited!

On Wednesday we did a service project! We were told that we’d be planting seeds but it turned out that we started a garden from scratch! It was so hard because the tools that she had were basically all broken and old. But it was a lot of fun improvising with what we had. The best part was seeing how happy she was. (Mom you would be so proud, I was actually getting in the dirt and working!) Later that night we had a BAPTISM!! Sister Sow and Brother Bow got baptized! I was so extremely happy for them! They are going to be amazing followers of Christ!

Friday the 13th was one of the weirdest days EVER! So first off our investigator showed up drunk...then our second investigator comes and he tried to kiss me!!! I just backed up and said, "No, you can't do that ...we will see you at church, we have to go!" He didn't come to church! It was SO WEIRD! Then that night the Pakistani family invited us over for dinner and they wanted to teach us some Pakistani dancing! So we did some Pakistani dancing then we had to show them some American dancing so we taught them the line dance for “Cotton Eye Joe”. It was the funniest thing ever! It was very humbling eating there. They have no money and they fed us SO much! We kept telling them we were full but they kept filling our plates! They are the sweetest family ever! AND they have a date for 2019!! Haha! I love them!

One thing I have really been focusing on this week is diligence! I love what it says in preach my gospel, "Diligence is steady, consistent, earnest, energetic effort in doing the Lord’s work...It is an expression of your love for the Lord and his work…Continue until you have done all you can even when you are tired." Being diligent is not just "go hard today and rest tomorrow." Diligence is being consistent! I like to relate it to enduring to the end! "And now, my beloved brethren, after ye have gotten into this straight and narrow path, I would ask if all is done? Behold, I say unto you, Nay; for ye have not come thus far save it were by the word of Christ with unshaken faith in him, relying wholly upon the merits of him who is mighty to save. Wherefore, ye must press forward with a steadfastness in Christ, having a perfect brightness of hope, and a love of God and of all men. Wherefore, if ye shall press forward, feasting upon the word of Christ, and endure to the end, behold, thus saith the Father, “Ye shall have eternal life." I try to drill this into my RC's brains because I have seen so many people who read a little here and there, or say a quick little prayer to get it over with, and maybe go to church once a month and over time they fall away! But the people who go to church every Sunday, earnestly pray and study the scriptures every day of their lives do not fall away, they grow with a strong foundation in Christ. "And now, my sons, remember, remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty storm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall." So for me personally to implement this as a missionary I have written myself a little note saying, "I'll rest when I'm dead!" And under it I wrote the scripture D&C 127:4 "And again, verily thus saith the Lord: Let the work of my temple, and all the works which I have appointed unto you, be continued on and not cease; and let your diligence, and your perseverance, and patience, and your works be redoubled, and you shall in nowise lose your reward, saith the Lord of Hosts."

I am excited to start giving 200% to the Lord and REDOUBLING my efforts, to start building a stronger foundation in Christ! I love this gospel and everything about it! I am so grateful to be a servant of Christ! I love you all! Have a great week!

Sister Herrmann
Family History- we are doing it! 
Sending off my babes to the Valentines dance! I feel like a proud mama!
It rained!
Daniel is the cutest!
TimTam Slam Party after the baptism
Dance party with my Pakastani Papa!
Me and News

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