The last week was a great week. We had a pretty intense Zone Conference. Not surprisingly, President Choi talked about "High Expectation" again. Each of us was given a paper saying how many souls we could bring to the water of baptism at the end of our mission by baptizing one soul each week. Mine says 46, which means I can help 46 souls to make the covenant with our Father in Heaven by having a baptism each week. President Choi said that we had to repent if we still had doubt about our baptismal goal for this year, which was 1663 convert baptisms. I don't have any doubt about it. I know that it isn't going to be easy, and we all have to make lots of changes, but this goal is definitely achievable as the Lord has really been hastening His work. One of the evidence of it is the age change of missionary. There are now over 80000 full-time missionaries all over the world because of the age change announced in October 2012. I said at the beginning that it was quite an intense Zone Conference because President Choi called all of us to REPENT a couple times. He talked about the importance of DILIGENCE. He said that if we worked hard throughout the week, we would still be happy even if we couldn't find any new investigators. He said that missionaries who were not happy or depressed was because of their slothfulness. I wouldn't say that I was slothful, but I really could be more diligent. I know that sometimes I get less motivated in the late evening because most people get upset when we knock on their doors. I asked myself if it was because of my lack of faith. I have been praying to have more faith that the Lord will still put people on our path even during those evening hours. I definitely have pondered a lot after the Conference. I have been praying for the strength to overcome my weaknesses. My companion and I have been getting better at talking to EVERYONE, even those awkward situations. Instead of just saying hello, we would tell them we are missionaries, and most people ignored us. But at least we have given them the opportunity to learn more about the Restored gospel.
|With Sister Lee (from Korea) We are the only Asians in our zone.|