Wednesday, October 5, 2016
In the Refiner's Fire
Palo Gordo is trying me in more ways than any other area that I have had. Baptismal dates fall and it seems almost impossible to get people to leave the corn behind for at least an hour to attend church. We have many people ready and willing to attend conference which I thought would be a game-changer, but they were all working with their harvests or washing clothes... Pedro couldn't make it either because he was feeling dizzy. However, the most disheartening was that Marcos told us that he doesn't want anything to do with the church due to the very poor example of the members who not once visited him, not even upon being committed to do it by us.
Elder Figueroa and I are praying that we can get two families that we are working with to church on Sunday.
I absolutely loved conference and was able to recover a lot of the spiritual strength I have lost in the past months. I was also able to learn a lot about the love and mercy my Savior has for me and the power of his infinite atonement. I would like to expound upon what I have learned but I am already about out of time. (The computer I am using has horribly sticky keys...)
The church is true. -Elder Davis