Saturday, 5 March 2016

Another Day, Another Dollar

February 7, 2016

I'm not really sure why, but that's something my companion and I say to each other every night before we go to bed as we turn out the lights.  She said it's from Spongebob.  It's kinda our motto.  Just take things day by day and try to get better as you go.  Don't expect to earn a million (or be perfect) right away.

 We had a baptism yesterday of two of our investigators.  We started with a nice program in the chapel and all moved to the baptismal font.  As I walked down the hallway, I saw a small commotion by the door of the font and learned the font had not yet been filled.  Our ward members quickly jumped to the rescue and started setting up  a TV so there would be something to hold the attention of those in attendance.  We (the missionaries, the baptismal candidates, and the ward mission leader) started filling custodial buckets with water and pouring them into the font to "hasten the work". 

We managed to get the font full in about 30 or 40 minutes, which was a miracle.  After the baptism our investigators bore simple testimony about the truthfulness of the gospel and I felt completely at peace.  It made everything worth it.  Of course, it would have been better if everything had gone perfectly.  But, life sometimes gets in the way, and we (as children of God) just have to help each other get over our mistakes and learn from them.  Pointing fingers and blaming others does not good.  I was reminded of the primary song "When we're helping we're happy".  Part of living the gospel includes helping and serving others and our investigators learned that sooner than others.  It was still a good day.   They called themselves "The Janitor Boyz" after today.

It's such a blessing to be here serving a mission and it's easily the most rewarding and fulfilling thing I've ever done.  I love you all.

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