Monday, March 9, 2015

Enduring Well I am in my new area (Universidad 2, Valsequillo)
with my new compa, Hermana Carrasco from Cancun.
This area is even more city than Granjas del Sur.
We have a University in our ward, so basically all of the members are students or professors. It is pretty interesting.
I haven't seen so many young people in all of the mission.
HC just barely finished her training and she is so great-such a prepared missionary. We are working really hard and are planning on seeing a lot of miracles. 
Actually, on Friday we got to see a very cool miracle.
That day we had appointments with some promising new investigators, but unfortunately throughout the course of the day the appointments fell through again and again. As we kept looking for "the chosen one" we were left with our hands empty until 8:20 pm when we got a message from our zone leaders telling us that they finally were on their way to introduce us to a family that one of them had taught in another area. We were blessed to meet Juan and Imelda and they are SO GREAT. That just goes to show that sometimes the miracles don't come until 
after a little bit of working and waiting. 

In a talk by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, he says:
"Patience—the ability to put our desires on hold for a time
is a precious and rare virtue. 
We want what we want, and we want it now. 
Therefore, the very idea of patience may seem unpleasant and, at times, bitter.
Nevertheless, without patience, we cannot please God; 
we cannot become perfect. Indeed, patience is a purifying process 
that refines understanding, deepens happiness, focuses action, 
and offers hope for peace.
...patience (is) far more than simply waiting for something to happen—
patience require(s) actively working toward worthwhile goals 
and not getting discouraged 
when results (don’t) appear instantly or without effort.
There is an important concept here: patience is not passive resignation, 
nor is it failing to act because of our fears. Patience means active waiting and enduring. It means staying with something and doing all that we can—working, hoping, and exercising faith; bearing hardship with fortitude, even when the desires of our hearts are delayed. 
Patience is not simply enduring; it is enduring well!
...Patience is a godly attribute that can heal souls, 
unlock treasures of knowledge and understanding, 
and transform ordinary men and women into saints and angels
Patience is truly a fruit of the Spirit." 
 ("Continue In Patience" General Conference April 2010

So excited to see what plans Heavenly Father has in store for us here. 
I know that if we will be patient and do our part
He will bless us beyond our imagination. 
Con amor, Hermana Jones

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