It's morning for me, even if it is evening for you. So good morning.
Well this week was rough. I know the subject line of the email is misleading. Allow me to explain.
So this week we decided we need to focus on miracles. We cannot convert people, God can. Missionary work is just miracles. That's all it is. So since we are building up this still new area, we decided we needed to pray in every prayer for a miracle, always trust in miracles, and even fast one day for miracles. We set these amazing goals with Faith. We were so confident that God would bless these people and lead them to us. We were so excited for this week!
Long story short, we broke the zone record for finding hours in a week. (25. Previous record was 19.5) And we found nobody.
Ok Long story long. We spent every spare minute talking with people. We knew the miracles must be coming. But as the week went on, and we had found nobody, our faith started to dim, and so did our enthusiasm and effort. God must have been really testing us. Or satan must have been really working hard. Either way. Normally I can Street Contact for one hour and get maybe 5 phone numbers and a couple of return appointments. This week, in those 25 hours, I got a total of one phone number, and she already dropped us. It was pretty rough! All of our current investigators were out of town, so we had no lessons! So this was a rough week.
But I wasn't being sarcastic when I called it a miracle week! I meant it!
In the last couple of days as we realized that we weren't being as faithful and diligent as we should be, we knew we needed to improve if we wanted to see miracles, so we did! We worked like crazy the last couple of days of the week. We still didn't see any results, but our Faith was still strong, and the Miracle finally came! Last night as I was calling people for accounting, I received a text from some missionaries in our district. It was the information of a girl named Sonia! We got a referral!!!!! Woot! She is a student in the city, and she is dating a member. We called her and spoke to her and she is so keen! She met those missionaries in the district and was so intrigued. She already connected to us because she is part Chinese, and lived in America, and my comp is Chinese and I'm american so that is cool. She is keen as so we set an appointment for this week and we are so happy!
God sure likes to test our Faith doesn't He? Sometimes I wish everything was easy, but at the same time, if it was easy, those miracles wouldn't feel so good.