Elder Nathan King is serving as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Colombia Medellin Mission
Monday, July 25, 2016
Sore But Not Sorry
Dear Friends and family
We found a pretty promising investigator this week. His name is Andres and he is a friend of Miladys (a member who is prepping to serve a mission). He already has the first two lessons and he reads and understands really well. He also is the only investigator that came to church, but that's more kudos to him than bashing the others. Edison had to go to the doctor's on sunday morning, so we had to move his baptism date for the 20th of August. That's most likely my last week here in Cereté, so let's hope we can get these people converted! Oh, Andres also accepted the 20th as the date of his baptism. I'm the official chef of our zone (please, please, no applause necessary). Basically means I get to make breakfast for everone when we have zone meetings. So, like, two times or something like that. I'm thinking French Toast. Me and my companion are getting along a bit better. Still a ways to go until we are perfect, but I guess that's quite literally life. Doctrinally speaking that is. Julia gave us short notice lunch on Saturday, so we finally got in to talk to her and her daughter (both less actives that we found two weeks ago). They like us, so hopefully they'll start making steps towards active membership. Silvana, another less active, is also making progress. However, there is something keeping her from coming to church, so we still need to figure out what that is.
So, spiritual thought. The Lord definitely doesn't enjoy our suffering, nor is he the source of it. But he does allow it to happen so that we can grow and make ourselves better. At times we need a test or two, whether it be to strengthen our faith or to test our endurance. Just know that 2 Nefi 2:24 is the truth. In the verse that follows we find our purpose in this life as well. To have JOY!
Looks as though you all are having a lot of fun on Pioneer day. That's one down, one to go! Hard to believe it's been ten months already.
Love you all,
p.s. I am sore, but never sorry. If anyone asks, tell them I'm working! :)