This last week was full of ups and downs as my companion is down with some type virus nothing chronic but he will be down for a few days until he gets feeling better he will be with an office couple. Elder Porcelli is such a good guy and taking it all well. I went out as much as I could this last week and did work, that is as much as members would stay with him and the other go with me to do missionary work. I had a lot of time to think inside and reflect about what I need to do different, predominately for those I serve but also for my future.
It was a special time to receive needed revelation from Heavenly Father. . As I have been saddened to miss opportunities being inside this scripture has brought me comfort.." All truth is independent in that sphere in which God has placed it, to act for itself, as all intelligence also; otherwise there is no existence"- DC 93:30 .There is opportunity in whatever circumstance or sphere we are placed in, it has become surreal to me as I try to find what those opportunities are by acting in every sphere or circumstance that I am placed in. Specifically that sphere out of my influence.
As we did our best this past week the Lord did the rest and more. We were blessed to met with many people and have great spirit filled lessons and almost just as many lessons as we do regularly with out illness. The investigators are progressing and each has been blitzed by the opposing force as they come closer to their baptismal dates. It has been sad to see some fall because of the trails but so beautiful to see the triumph of the investigators that let their trials mold and shape them as they rely on the Lord and take the step of faith without seeing the whole staircase.
Observing these people's progression from a third person view and compared to the prevalence of time on a 24 hour perspective, our meetings during the week are occasional, giving them infusions of truth and guidance and fostering their connection to the Light of Christ. They are much further exposed to the dimming, distracting and disabling shouts of the world. I would imagine is a lot like our Father in Heaven who allows us to learn and choose for ourselves, is saddened by our choices or rejoices when we do things His way. If we choose to do it His way and draw to that light we are given than that spirit that converts will always overpower the one that diverts. All of us going from "grace to grace" until we can receive of His fullness DC 93:13
I love you all, I apologize for the length of this letter I pray for you, fast for you and love you!