Sunday, October 6, 2013

Goal and Plans

Make plans and set goals. As a missionary we do that EVERY DAY!  But this week we really focused on a goal..and we saw our progress. It was lots of fun. The first couple of weeks of the transfer we were getting discouraged that nobody was giving us references to contact. But one day.. we realized that  well, we hadn't ASKED hardly anyone for references. So we set a goal to ask for references. The first day we asked more people than we had the entire week before. We were so excited with how simple it really was. So we set a goal, made a cute little chart for the wall and got to work. It was lots of fun to focus on one goal. And as we focused on asking people for references, we received lots of references.. and many of these references are now people who are happily learning about their Savior and the Plan of happiness that God has for us. In the end of the week we had reached our goal, surpassed it actually. And we saw the miracles that followed. I really gained a testimony of the small and simple things. Sometimes it seems silly to focus on the little things when we are trying to accomplish something HUGE. But, I know that "by small and simple things, great things will come to pass" Alma 37:6   This week Hermana Vargas and I focused on the small and simple thing of asking people for references.. and as we did that we accomplished great things, and ultimately progressed in many other aspects of the work as well...members were accompanying us to visit their friends, we found new people to teach and we had a lot of fun as a companionship as we worked together to reach the goal. I definitely saw the miracle from the small and simple thing. For all of us there are small and simple things required if we want to achieve great things. There are three small and simple things that all of us can do and I promise that if we do them, we will see great things happen.  
1. Pray.  EVERY DAY!!  ALWAYS!  Talk with God, share your hopes, sorrows and the day to day tasks that seem... well, small and simple. 

2. Read the Scriptures. also every day.. even if you begin with a verse everyday The daily diligence will bring blessings.

3. Tell those you love that you love them, and say it with meaning, tell them a reason WHY you love them. It is a small statement but by small and simple things, great things will happen.

I love you lots, and I pray for you daily. 

Thanks for the letters!!

Con Amor,

Hermana Kimball