Another week has passed by. Nothing too far out of the ordinary happened. We found and taught several new investigators. We haven’t been able to find too many who are willing to commit though!
One of the most difficult things I’ve experienced on my mission (and especially this week) is when those we meet and teach can feel the spirit as we share the message of the Restoration and then they have no desire to change.
We were tracting the other day and a lady opened the door and came out on her porch. She gave us the opportunity to teach her. As we shared Joseph Smith’s experience in the Sacred Grove, her eyes filled with tears. The Spirit was strong. And then it was almost like she shook herself out of it and told us "No, thank you. Have a good day!"
It was heart-wrenching!! But I learned a valuable lesson as we walked away from that house. We did what we were called to do: Teach the message of the Restoration. The Lord was pleased with us. We experience sorrow when we face rejection but we must not forget the One who faced all sorrow and much rejection. I have learned that the power of the Atonement is accessed not only in sin, but in sorrow.
I hope you are all remembering Jesus Christ and His resurrection as Easter is right around the corner. Also, I hope you are all preparing for General Conference.
Have a good week!
Here’s a pic of the hood and sky of Youngstown.