Elder Low's Report:
This week i was reading still in Alma, and I read chapter 41 which contains a scripture mastery and how wickedness never was happiness. This verse had never hit me as hard as it did this time. It shows just so plainly how we shall reap that which we sow:
10 [my son] Do not suppose, because it has been spoken concerning restoration, that ye shall be restored from sin to happiness. Behold, I say unto you, wickedness never was happiness.
13...the meaning of the word restoration is to bring back again evil for evil, or carnal for carnal, or devilish for devilish—good for that which is good; righteous for that which is righteous; just for that which is just; merciful for that which is merciful.
I know that this law also applies to us and our investigators. We must sow diligence to obtain results. We as well must help our investigators sow testimony, if we hope for them to reap activity.
As a district in the past and this week we have had a lot of blessings in helping our investigators move towards the goal of baptism, to the point that recently all of the district members have baptized. This is super exciting for all of because we know that the Lord is blessing us and is proud of the work we are doing. As well in our area we had the blessing of helping our investigator Selvin be baptized and stay strong. At his baptism he said that he felt like we were all one family, that before we knocked on his door he had been praying that the lord would send his angels, and that he wanted nothing more than to be a strong part of this church. He has gone to every activity and a couple of member presents with us. We are so excited for him and the other recent converts now in our areas, but also as a result we have lost a lot of our focus on finding. This week we will be doing all we can to find those that are ready. We know that the Lord did not send us here to find one of his elect, but all of them.
I know that as we help all to push forward, continually taking steps towards eternal life, we shall with them receive that very reward.