"Anyone who does any kind of missionary work will have occasion to ask, Why is this so hard? Why doesn’t it
go better? Why can’t our success be more rapid? Why aren’t there more people joining the Church?... I am
convinced that missionary work is not easy because salvation is not a cheap experience. Salvation never was
easy. We are The Church of JesusChrist, this is the truth, and He is our Great Eternal Head. How could we
believe it would be easy for us when it was never, ever easy forHim? It seems to me that missionaries and
mission leaders have to spend at least a few moments in Gethsemane. Missionaries andmission leaders have to take at least a step or two toward the summit of Calvary." I have tried to do as the apostles did and "[rejoice] that [I am] counted worthy to suffer shame for His name." It is a special experience to represent the Savior.
|Sis. Jensen and Sis. Carter|
But that's about that. Funny experience real quick. My first dinner appointment in Wyoming was probably the best one ever. Sister Morrison is allergic to almost every food except meat, rice and potatoes, so we had "Meat Treat" for dinner: Chicken wrapped in bacon and covered in gobs of barbeque sauce. My arteries exploded just looking at it. It was so good though and I don't regret eating it. About halfway through the dinner the nine year old boy gets a serious look on his face and asks us, "Do you ever wonder how Mexicans get to Africa?" Why yes, I've been contemplating that very thing. I just about died laughing. I know I'm going to love it here. ;)