Had a great week! Tuesday and Wednesday our mission went up to Zion's Camp and did a day activity which was super fun! It totally reminded me of my days back in scouting and all of the millions of campouts we went on. To start off, we got up to the camp and did a ropes course, which I will post some pictures of below. The theme was all around team building and how we could accomplish hard things when we worked together and trusted in each other.
"And he commanded them that there should be no contention one with another, but that they should look forward with one eye, having one faith and one baptism, having their hearts knit together in unity and in love one towards another. " Mosiah 18:21
After we finished the ropes course, we had a spiritual presentation by the mission President and his assistants. I will share a few things that stuck out to me and helped me throughout the week. The first was to have faith to find. We are taught that "the field is white already to harvest" in Doctrine and Covenants section 4, so we just need to have faith that the Lord will lead us to those who are ready. Just yesterday, Elder Goldstrohm and I were knocking and prayed to know which street the Lord would have us knock. After deciding on a street, we went and started knocking. Soon enough we knocked into J. J had been taught by the missionaries a while back, but never committed to get baptized on a certain day. Well yesterday, during our conversation, he told us that his sister is coming up to visit and that he wants to get baptized while she is here. So right away, we set everything up and he is now scheduled to get baptized on the 26th of this month. I know that the Lord put us in the right place at the right time so that we could run into Jimmy.
The other thing I took away was having courage to invite. I am sure that most everyone has at one point or another been afraid to invite someone to something whether it be to church, to an activity or even inviting someone on a date. hahah. Anyway, the advice I would give someone is Just Do It! The only way to get better at something that scares you is to just do it. I have had to learn that on my mission because we are constantly doing things that are completely out of the norm and nowhere near comfortable. But I have seen how so much good can come from an invitation, especially one that can change a person’s life for the better. Jesus Christ left us the best invitation when he said "Follow thou me." (John 21:22) He asked us to walk in his shoes and to help others find the joy as well. So I would invite you all, to invite those who you know to come to church with you or to come to a ward activity where they too can feel the Spirit.
Well have a great week and love you all!
|Elder Bullough is on the far left end, on another elder's shoulders|
|Elder Bullough is the second person to the right of President Blatter|