Some Missionaries participate in councils where they discuss the needs and progress of missionaries in their mission. The council consists of the mission president and his wife, assistants to the president, zone leaders and sister training leaders. There are 16 zones in Elder Wong’s mission and he is a Zone Leader so he attends this council whenever it is held on a monthly basis…..
We had our mission leadership counsel this week, so Elder L. S. and I went to the mission office, where all of the zone leaders report on how the zone did that month. Everytime that we have a meeting with President D, it is always very uplifting and it is evident how much he cares for each of the missionaries.
This week, Elder L. S. and I did what President D did with us; we showed up at the house of some of the missionaries at 6:30 in the morning to see if they were up and moving on time, and then we did a companionship study with them. It was a good experience, and we were able to help them to have more union in the house.
The work in our area in Bayeux Centro has been slow and it’s been difficult to find people good to teach. But, we have been able to help the other areas quite a bit. Last week, I had done an exchange with one of our district leaders, who was having trouble finding people as well. When I was with him, we found a woman and her mother, both of which had already gone to church, but had some problems with the Word of Wisdom. It seemed like the other missionaries that had been teaching them gave up a little too easily, and when we found them, they were more than willing to go to church again, and to be baptized. The missionaries worked with them, and they showed remarkable progress, and left behind the problems with the Word of Wisdom, and one of them was baptized yesterday. Because of her baptism, her two grandchildren and daughter are scheduled to be baptized this Sunday. It is always remarkable and truly a miracle that the Gospel has such power to affect and change lives.
My scripture for this week is Alma 36:24. Through the process of repentance, we can help others to feel the intense joy that we feel.