Elder Low's Report:
This week I read a lot in Alma, finishing my reading of the missions of Ammon and his brethren and moving into the teachings and ministries of Alma. Something that caught my attention while reviewing what I read was a part which talked about the rewards and consequences given unto men. The chapter (28) talks about a battle in which many righteous people died. However instead of letting this great loss overshadow his writing Mormon, emphasizes something different:
14 And thus we see the great call of diligence of men to labor in the vineyards of the Lord; and thus we see the great reason of sorrow, and also of rejoicing—sorrow because of death and destruction among men, and joy because of the light of Christ unto life.
Though in life we will have many challenges as we come unto Christ he will fill us with joy despite and because of them.
This week we had a huge miracle. As a district we really tried to make ourselves the kind of missionaries who are worthy to receive blessings. As a result the Lord blessed us so much. The district members had people calling them literally asking them if they could be baptized. We as a companionship also really benefited from this. We had a really hard challenge at the end of last week when one of our most solid investigators had a hard shock trying to adjust to coming to a different church. We thought he might drop us. Yesterday he came to church and was smiling from ear to ear. After someone else’s baptism he got up and hugged us. He’s getting baptized later today.
I know that as we follow our savior Jesus Christ in all that we do, whatever our trails, they will be swallowed up in the Joy of the Savior.