Tuesday, November 4, 2014

On this earth, I can't always have things my way...

Dear Friends and Family,

This past week was pretty cool.  The weather is cooling down a bit so that will be nice. We have two main investigators right now and they are doing very well.  They are Eric and Grace.  Grace is deaf, Eric is not.  They are both very good!  I will send you some pictures of them later. 

This past week nothing too special has happened.  But I think I understood one thing a bit more clearer in my life, and that is the will of God.  On this Earth, I can't always have things my way.  My ability and power is so weak.  I've experienced true freedom in my mission as I've surrendered to God's will.  Surrendering sounds like an easy action, but for me it is not.  It requires a lot of faith in God, that he will carry me if I drop.  It requires humility enough to realize I cannot do it all on my own.  It takes a lot to truly give yourself to God, but it is the only way.  Relying only on myself has led me to self-disappointment and discouragement. It can lead others to lose faith in what we work so hard to do, when we try to go it alone.

I want to be a reliable person.  Although, I alone cannot satisfy the needs of others, I want people to be able to depend on me keeping my promises, and even to expect it.  I hope I can get to a point where God has that same feeling towards me.

Elder Phillips

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