Dearest mother and family,
You are so great--thank you for sending me your love and updates. I am so appreciative of all you do and all the prayers for missionary work. Also, remember to keep praying for missionary work at home. The most effective missionary work is through the members of the church.
Sundays are pretty busy. We cover three wards and one is a single's branch so it's fun but sometimes makes for really long days. But we have been really blessed and are able to see many people come to church every week. It is such a blessing that we haven't even realized as much until recently. We were blessed to have so many progressing investigators come to church and it is such a blessing to see them come, feel of the spirit, and make friends that will help strengthen them in the church. Yes, we have a list of the recent converts and less-actives in each ward and we call and visit them daily. It really is so important to help those recent converts. Satan works really hard on the recent converts. Really hard.
Some days are hard. Missionary work really is filled with so many ups and downs that I didn't quite understand when everyone told me about it. It's amazing how up and down each day can go. It has even more than before, meant so much to me that we have a Heavenly Father who loves us and will listen to us. Not only that, but He, through His spirit, has the abiltity to give us comfort and to strengthen us. I love personal prayers and the ablitity to speak with Heavenly Father about the day and our investigators and ask for His help. It's just hard to watch some things happen. But, I know that this church is true and through obedience to the commandments of God and by exercising our faith and obedience we will be blessed, not just now, but forever. I know that we have a living prophet on the earth today, President Monson guides this church and receives revelation that we need to follow. All we need to know comes from the prophets, through the prophets God tells us of His will. Because all that he has revealed and everything he is revealing now is what we need to know. The scriptures are true.
I love you all, keep reading keep praying. Love you!