Monday, November 4, 2013

November 4, 2013

This last week personally was super long! It was rough and really struggling with the District and getting them excited to do the work.  It seems to me as if they don’t really know why they are here and that’s why they are struggling with obedience which ties into failure in missionary work! My companion and I try to lead by example, but it’s still rough!! In District meeting we discussed a few parts from adjusting to missionary life book about handling stress, very good.  Then we talked about a talk that has hit home not just in missionary life but over looking the rest of my exsistence! It’s called The Fourth Missionary by Lawrence E Corbridge. Wonderful talk for anyone wanting to change desires and become a better person in general! 24 page talk so we just discussed some key parts! It was soo good, but the problem is getting it from their minds to their hearts and making the change! That’s what I’m trying to do!!! I had a trade off with Elder Barker after district meeting til Friday morning.  Can I just say I love my companion, the way we get along, in and out of the work, and not being mission dead or disobedient. That bugs.. Went and taught a few lessons as he had lots of work to do as being the Branch President. He needs better use of time.. but we will work on that!! Probably won’t baptize this week. Saffia and Shereca didn’t make it to church and  they were our top progressing, but we are just working with members a ton more cuz our teaching pool is getting pretty small!! We actually found a great area that missionaries never went to cuz you gotta taxi there, but it seems as if there are a lot of prepared people out that side of Blue Hole! So gotta budget real  well this month due to much taxi riding!! Oniel blessed the sacrament!  That was cool. We dressed  better than the branch presidency! Very cool!! We had the helping hands service project this week. The representatives said we were the most organized through all Jamaica! so that’s cool. Hopefully we’ll receive some pics from that soon!! It took 5 hours to do the road clean up that we did! It would have been so much quicker if we had the great machinery we are so blessed with in the states..(weed eaters, lawn mowers, chain saws) instead we had machetes, brooms, and rakes! Eh, it got the job done!! There is no Halloween in Jamaica, but there is a big nasty party in Negril. Lots of deaths that day due to all the "big partiers" ride motor bikes!! Oh, by the way, I have a small confession... as we ate many of Elder Englands snacks this week.. many had chocolate on them. First I worked around it.. but with the cookies and cream ice cream IT isn’t half bad... it’s probably like 40%  bad and 60% bearable so don’t get your hopes up but it’s alright! Well, that is bout it for my week! Not too
many like super awesome experiences, just the little daily miracles and the way the Lord puts his hand in my life that is changing me line upon line, one step at a time! Loving my mission even though at times the stress is surreal! Love you all and hope you have a wonderful week!!!
Elder Wilkerson
Ice Cream!

Helping hands

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