Monday, September 15, 2014

Jersey City - Week 6 Transition stage

hola familia,

Well, things have been changing lots. I feel like we are just in transition stage of everything. Things are still settling in with the new mission President and we are still trying to find new people to teach. Change is good though.

We have been teaching Nel--- lately but we had to drop him this past week because he hasn't came to church for the 4th week in a row. Its always hard to drop someone but it is time to move on and look for more willing people. He will be baptized someday just not quite ready yet. We are just looking for new people to teach. Shouldn't be too hard right? Ha we have been talking with lots of people but not a lot are interested. We will continue looking though. Never givin' up.

A miracle happened a few weeks ago with one of the companionships in our zone. They got a media referral for this family of 6 from the Philippines  in the area. Well they went and taught them and they wanted to get baptized. A family of 6! I have never really even heard of a family getting baptized in the mission so this was a huge miracle. They were all baptized (well 5 of them, the daughter is only 3) yesterday after church in the English ward. Coolest family. Elder Drewes and I got to interview them all on Saturday. They were all so excited to get baptized, especially the young children. It was a special day yesterday for them. Such a humble family too.

I've been focusing lots on love lately and how I can better develop it for every single person I come in contact with. Things change when you see others in the way God sees them. Especially the way God sees yourself. Love is a big factor and part of everything we do. What do we really love? We need to love people more than anything. First God, and Christ, then everyone else. Its a game changer. Jesus Christ suffered for everyone, even the ones that are living on the streets. Nobody is a nobody. We all matter to God. If you don't believe that then ask Him.

I love the work, things are going good. I hope you are all happy, I love you so much!

Elder Sumsion

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