A glimpse into the life of a Mormon missionary (Elder Creer) as he serves a two year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He began serving in the Utah Salt Lake City Mission- Spanish speaking. On July 1, 2012, he was transferred to a new mission- the Utah Salt Lake City West Mission.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

We either become slothful or great missionaries...

Hola Familia!
This week was probably one of the harder weeks on my mission so far. Everyone that we had with a baptismal date fell off so for the first time in my mission we don't have anyone that is ready to get baptized which is sad. We had some investigators who were progressing really well but for different reasons they couldn't get baptized yet. The one we had lined up for last Saturday had to get postponed so we are still waiting to hear on that.
Remember Mom when you would always do highs and lows during your Sunday School class for the week? Well that’s my low and my high was with one of our new convert’s mom. She watched the restoration movie and said that she could feel the Spirit very strong and that she knew that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God. It was crazy to see the change within her in just one week. I really believe that the Lord is going to do whatever it takes to get this family to the temple so they can be sealed.
Because we are starting to have a hard time again finding investigators it is really important that we are relying on the Spirit all of the time. I know that the Lord wanted us to go back and talk to this lady again because He had been preparing her and we had no idea. All we thought we knew was that we had tried the week before and she wasn't very interested. The Lord however had a different plan and was preparing her through experiences. It was really important that we were instruments in the hands of the Lord so that we could go where He wanted us to go, even when it didn't really make that much sense. It was another witness that things rarely happen when we think they should or happen the way we think they will. The Lord has a timeline and because we don't know what it is, we have to be led by the Spirit so we can do what the Lord would have us do.
 Even though this was a really tough week and we didn't have too much success I know that we are given tests to strengthen us and to test our faith. So I think that the Lord will bless our companionship with success because we kept up our faith during this hard week. Right when the time comes that we want to give up and say that we did everything and didn't really see results is the point that we either become slothful or great missionaries. And I want to be the kind of missionary that the Lord wants me to be and that is definitely not a slothful one!.  So I am going to keep working and keep being obedient and I know that the Lord will bless me. Hope all is going well there, it is absolutely freezing here. Love ya!
Siempre Crean,
Elder Creer

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