Dear family and friends,
There comes a point where there isn't much one can say, after seeing so many blessings, miracles, and change in others and in himself. That statement would apply to the investigators, members and contacts and Elder Kay and I this transfer. I heard a great analogy from my Dad "There are blessings that are constantly being showered upon us; when we are disobedient in even the smallest, it's like putting up and umbrella and deny ourselves those blessings and miracles". 20 There is a law, irrevocably decreed in heaven before the foundations of this world, upon which all blessings are predicated--
21 And when we obtain any blessing from God, it is by obedience to that law upon which it is predicated.D&C 130:20-21
The obedience weather it be for good or bad of an individual affects the companionship, district, zone and is like a chain reaction throughout the rest of the mission, we are one. The following was sent to the district this morning through text, letting them know that we are one and that we are doing great and will do better. Romans 12:5 "We being many are one in body, in Christ." Phillip2:2 One spirt, one mind striving together being of one accord, of one mind."every blessing is predicated on a law", although, we may not always know what blessings come from which law, we can always choose to be obedient in order to receive all that the Lord has in store for the area and us.
Elder Kay and I have been extremely blessed in every aspect of missionary work this transfer. For the first 3 weeks the work was tough, we worked hard and were doing everything we could. We were not seeing progress but regress in the work. The Lord had a bigger plan for different investigators, and us. The day after we fasted and lost all but one of the investigators. We were blessed with many answers to our heart felt prayers. The change that was felt in that day was apparent and tangible. Ever since that time the work and every other aspect of missionary life has been absolutely incredible, people call us to meet, people are changing and the change in them brings tears to my eyes. What a life changing and wonderful opportunity it is to be here at this time.
Elder Kay is and the district are doing great. Last district meeting we talked a lot about all the small things in our missionary work bringing miracles. "Behold I say unto you, that by small and simple things are great things brought to pass." All the small things add up, we talked about always looking for opportunities to be diligent and do missionary work, as well as being obedient in all things, that we may have the faith and confidence to pull down the power of heaven, as well as a few other great topics from the spirit that has helped all of our missionary work. Something that has helped all of us is following on the commitments given in district meeting with each companionship every night. It helps keeps us all accountable and pushes us to work harder.
Its been another great week in Hrazdan, Armenia. Its truly a privilege to serve here with Elder Kay and get to know these great people. Many great things and baptisms are right around the corner. I love these people and know feel for them when they hurt and just desire their happiness and success. It has been amazing to see the change in others through the Atonement, the light in their eyes and change in their countenance. Thats the joy I live for, thats my joy and happiness.
I often ponder Mosiahand again realize that this life is hard, the gospel isn't. The commandments are for our benefit, for our happiness and guidance. He is the way and the only way to real happiness! Love you all and hope and pray for your happiness and success everyday.
Love, Elder Lunt