One thing I learned here in my first transfer is, sometimes missionary work we will become like Abinadi. Abinadi gave his testimony of the gospel and of the saviour even until the last second of his death where King Noah commanded him to be burned. But Alma heard his testimony and was converted to the Lord. He fled away and taught a lot of people privately. He baptised many and testified of the things that Abinadi testified. He brought 450 souls with him to depart to the wilderness.
That is an amazing story! Sometimes missionaries get to plant seeds and not harvesting. Everyone wants to be a harvester, but we can't harvest without first planting seeds. I learned how important for us not to be discouraged. Not to be giving up. Not to be lazy in finding people. We have to testify and preach until the end of our mission even until the end of our life because members are also missionaries. We sometimes didn't realise that as long as we are planting seeds, we will make the seeds grow. Even though we might not be the harvester, at least they are HARVESTED! Although Abinadi can't convert King Noah, but he converted Alma by his strong testimony and Alma got to baptize many, build Christ's church, and performed many marvelous and great works!
Anyway, it has been snowing since last week! There are snow sticking on the ground although it is still fall season. It is freezing cold! Have to stay warm! =)
17th November 2014