The above image offers a powerful metaphor for
missionary work: some of the fruit is green and hard; some is
ripening, but still not ready for harvest; some is withered and
far past readiness; and one or two berries are fully ripe and ready for the
harvest. Elder McMurray and I have discussed this image in previous
This past week was one of humbling yet rewarding events. We're working very hard to comb through the less-active list and although it's been kinda tough, we're sticking with it. The ward's first-year anniversary party was on Friday night and it was a lot of fun. One of the ward members plays bass guitar in a rock band and they played covers of Lynyrd Skynyrd and Bachman Turner Overdrive songs. We've gotten more focused in our teaching and our returning less-actives skyrocketed, we have a new investigator, and we had a long-time investigator come to Sacrament meeting. We got on our knees last night and expressed gratitude to Heavenly Father for all that had happened. I'm glad that people are doing well and I appreciate that blackberry analogy. It's true, you're constantly reassessing and reevaluating, you're working hard to help those seeds grow.
|BYU played UH this week, Cougar versus Cougar. We were a House Divided.|
This week is transfer week; there's a 99 percent chance that Elder Royal and I will stay together in Eagle Run for at least one more. Go Cougs! Eat 'em up! Rise & shout! What have ye. Thank you for your continued thoughts and prayers and I extend mine in return. By the way, the weather has been absolutely wonderful this week, almost pitch-perfect. Fall is definitely arriving.