We had exchanges with the Zone Leaders this week. The Elder that I went with is Elder Hibbert and he is 6' 9". So that was an odd sight. I was able to learn a lot from him and am planning on applying it to my daily proselyting activities.
During zone training, our President shared with us a quote from Elder Oaks that talked about eagles. Eagles build their nests on the sides of cliffs and when the young are old enough, they get nudged out of the nest. They fall for a short time before instinct takes over and they spread their wings and soar. The moral of this story was this: "The fear of falling precedes the thrill of soaring." Almost right after this training, we seemed to experience that "falling". Many of our lessons were falling through, we were not accepted well through tracting, no one seemed interested, and all in all, we had a rough few weeks.
I told my companion, "We must be close to an amazing blessing/miracle if Satan is working this hard to discourage us." After about two weeks of this, we finally saw our miracle. We were able to set a baptismal date with one of our investigators. It was truly a blessing and a relief to see that miracle come to pass through diligence and making sure we were not discouraged.
The work is doing well. I am doing well. I am super thankful for all of your prayers and love and support. It truly makes a difference to me and helps me throughout my everyday work. I love you all!