I hope all is great back home! We have been doing really well here in San Justo. Last week we had a great meeting with President Robertson and our zone. We had a great spiritual meeting about how our calling here is to teach repentance and to baptize. That is what we need to focus on. Any extra activities that will not lead to finding a baptism should be reconsidered if they are worth our time. He told us how there are so many people ready to be baptized and we just need to find them.
Immediately after that meeting we got back to our area excited to work. As we were walking to an appointment, we saw a kid walking by and stopped him to talk. His name is E. and he is a 20 y/o college student. He accepted a Book of Mormon and was very interested to learn more. We went back and taught him and he committed to be baptized on the 26th of this month. He came to church for the past 2 Sundays, even though it was a rain storm this past Sunday! Just shows that people are prepared to hear us.
Yesterday we had a meeting with the Stake presidency and our bishopric. One of the counselors shared a great spiritual thought. He told us this example- if your mean boss told you to stay in and work overtime unpaid, would you do it? But what if a good friend asked you for a favor with nothing in return, then would you? How well would you want to complete the job for you friend?
This is what Christ taught us in John:
14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.
15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.
The Savior calls us His friends. If we want to show Him the we love Him too, we should be willing to go beyond what He asks us to do.