this week we have finally seen the fruits of our labors. we have really been trying to find people to teach and we have been following up on formers and people we contact ourselves. but we went and followed up on a former investigator that was in the area book from like 2005 and it was in an apartment compleex and so im not saying we were doubting but it didnt seem very likely that she would be there still. but when we did she was there and we were able to get in a teach her and she was nice but she ended up not really progressing this last week but her daughter who was younger and gone in 2005 when she first got the lessons but now she was so prepared and so excited about everything we shared with her. you could see the spirit swell up in her and work his magic.
we had started getting a good teaching pool but then it seemed all at once they all kind of dropped us. but hey that is missionary work and so there time will come they arent ready at this time but the seed has been planted and missionaries in the future will have some good work to do.
this last couple weeks i have real;ly been thinking about how the lord uses us. and how he has the power to do all things and that without him we cant do anything especially in missionary work. i have been going through the book of mormon and finding all the times that the prophets say that they were "instruments in gods hands" because truly we are only instruments he uses. we can not force someone to feel the spirit or we cant convince anyone of truth cant convince anyone the book of mormon is true and that there is a prophet on the earth but we can tell them these things and then the spirit is what does the true work in testifying to them and confiriming the truth of the words we speak. its been a good thing to realize and no matter how hard i work that unless i invite the spirit in everything i do there is not much point to it. its such a great gift we have been giving to have the spirit in our lives to guide us and help us through all we do.
i love you all.i am doing so good. dont ever worry about me. there is no need for it. i am happy.
love Elder Trevor Ross