This Blog was started while I was serving a mission for the Chruch of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Nauvoo, Illinois and Spokane, Washington from March 18, 2009-September 22, 2010. My mom posted my weekly emails to my family on this blog. For a bit I used it to throw out some thoughts, but then decided to keep it as Sister Bailey's Blog and start a new one,
Monday, January 18, 2010
Wake up tired, go to bed exhausted
We’re expecting to see a lot of miracles in Liberty Lake. (Because a lot of miracles are needed) We’re teaching a family now. I’ve never taught a family. They’re fantastic. The daughter is 12 and is a real strength to the lessons. We’re teaching 6 people and each one has incredibly unique needs and concerns.
It really is only through the Lord that we are able to do this work. We wake up tired and go to bed exhausted. There is plenty of work to be done. It’s been a little hard but it will be okay. The work is going forward and we’re going to do our best to help it. We’re doing a lot of finding activities, a lot of contacting. That less active woman we tracted into that came to church, came to church again this past Sunday and will be at our dinner tonight. She is wonderful. She attentively listened and took notes on the talks that were given and when I asked her to stay longer her response was “I’m not quite ready for that yet” YET. She is working very hard to come back. She’s is so ready it is amazing to see how the Lord prepares people for this work. At the last dinner we shared with her she was telling us of how she had re-connected with a high school friend who was a member of the church over the Christmas break. They had talked a lot about the church and their testimonies and a couple days after her friend left the sisters knocked on her door. It was then she decided to come back to church. Sister Salisbury is so fun and we get along great.. She loves her family. She loves the gospel and I love teaching with her. We talk about the gospel most the day. I am excited to see what I can learn from her over the next 6 weeks. We taught Eric his last missionary lesson on Sunday. It was bitter sweet. He’s speaking in Stake conference next Sunday on personal revelation. He is going to do great. I am so excited. I love the gospel. I love to share it. Things get hard sometimes. Sometimes it feels like everything is falling through our fingers, but that is when miracles happen. I am praying for eyes to see the wisdom in the Lord and if not to see it, then to feel it. (Mosiah 2:20-21)