Sunday, January 20, 2013

1/20/13

This week was fantastic.  I don't really remember why, except that I was able to improve my Personal Study, and today I was able to get more out f it than this past week.  I really appreciate all of your prayers for me! I hope that you will all continue to pray for me! Aunty Sarah and some others have requested that the Blog be updated, you can just include all of the emails I send-- I will stop sending separate ones. The Mission is focussing on us becoming Preach My Gospel Missionaries.  The idea is that if we are Preach My Gospel Missionaries, then every phase of the work will improve.  The baptism retention will improve because our converts will be Preach My Gospel produced converts, not barely slipping by baptism interviews, but really understanding where their testimonies are centered (in Jesus Christ), and understanding what it means to endure to the end.  Having us become Preach My Gospel Missionaries will also help us to find answers to all of our questions.  I am excited for this approach, and wish it had started 7 months ago! Transfers are coming up on the 14th of February, right after Chinese New Year, so we'll see how that all works out! We have been striving to become better missionaries, and are excited for this upcoming month!         
I want to bear my testimony, that I know that this church is true, that I know that the Holy Ghost does teach and testify of truth, and that any honest seeker of truth who honestly desires to know if the promises of the Gospel of Jesus Christ are true can find their answer through a sincere and intent filled prayer.  Jesus Christ has allowed me to find happiness in every aspect of my life! How grateful I am for the constant opportunity I have to improve who I am through the Atonement of Jesus Christ, and Repentance! In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen!

Love, Elder Black =D