Hey, I decided to write my testimony of missionary work as part of my weekly letter, so here it is:
I know that missionary work is tough and rewarding. I believe that the missionaries receive many blessings--temporal and spiritual--while serving the church for two years. In Argentina we gain experience, learn a new language, strengthen our scriptural knowledge, meet tons of people, and learn to work diligently. I also know that the investigators and converts might benefit even more than us, as they strive to live the gospel and apply its teachings. I know that each new member of the church has taken upon new responsibilities, many of which require work and effort. I also know that the blessings that come into these people´s lives are worth the price from such work and effort.
I believe in revelation, however small or insignificant it might be. I know that our leaders, both within and outside the mission, receive divine instruction before making some of their decisions. I believe that all my areas and companions have formed and shaped my mission for purposes known and unknown to me.
I hope that we can all participate more in missionary work. Members and missionaries work together to have success. It´s the Lord´s work. It´s a constant process. It´s a part of our lives. Let´s all be better missionaries.
Thanks for your support and help,
Elder Jones :)
Editor's Note... A Few more comments from Elder Jones
And I hope you guys are doing great!
GUESSSS WHATTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!! I got my package yesterday, and it IS BOSS! I´ve already made two packages of noodles! They tasted great! I love the shavers, the tie too. I can´t wait to throw the football. Maybe we will use it today, but i don´t think there will be time!
I also enjoyed reading the messages inside the box, and I will make the brownie mix soon!
It was a really great package. It also had my other shoe!! Wahoo. I will start using them tomorrow, when I go off to train! Yeahh!!!
Thank you so much. I don´t have much more time cuz i wana take a nap, but thanks for everything guys. I really appreciate it.
Elder Jones' Birthday on May 17
Before the Baptism in La Emilia
Elder Brasher and Elder Jones
Elder Jones on a Cold, Foggy Day
Elder Jones and Elder Brasher Playing Tennis on P-Day