Tuesday, February 23, 2010

23 Feb 2010


Being a missionary is wearing me out. I've decided that I want to take the phrase that my mission president and his wife always say - they should take you home on a stretcher. I want to take that literally cause it's so true. We need to put all our efforts into this work. Otherwise, what the heck are we doing out here?

Oh the elders. I just love Elders. They're funny guys. But yeah, we've had all sorts of training and stuff on less actives. But I'm kind of torn between that, I guess. In the MTC, we were reading about how it's our job to find the new people and not concentrate on those less actives and stuff because they weren't 'our job'. And I just figure, you're right, I need to find those people who are looking for it, but at the same time, our job is to 'Invitar a las personas a venir a Cristo...' [Invite others to come unto Christ] and if helping those less actives be re-fellowshipped, then yes, by all means. But at the same time, now that I see both sides of the coin, it's got to be a member effort. Cause I see people here that went less active because the elders that they connected with left, so they went inactive because they didn't know anyone else and didn't have fellowshippers. It's just become a huge realization to me how much the members and missionaries work together. Just like in Doctrine and Convenants 11 says - the word of God is sharper than a 2 edged sword. Missionaries and members working together to bring souls unto Christ is that two edged sword.

We all know that when you start talking personal stuff, it's so hard not to have feelings. And that's why it's so important as missionaries we talk about things that aren't that personal. I mean, it's one thing to share a story, but it's another to share that stuff all the time and dig deep into your heart to do it. And that's the lesson I've learned. It's okay to be friends, but if you need help or advice about more worldly things - don't go to the missionaries. Well, that doesn't stop people. But it's so hard to stay focused when that isn't where your thoughts are at.

I'm excited to play this game with Tom when I get home. Sounds like fun. I'm sure I'll dominate with my sneak attacks and stuff. He won't even know what hit him. But I'm glad that they're keeping everything entertaining and the house is still noisy. That's what I like to hear. Mucho ruido!

That's amazing about Lacy! How cool! Let me know how that goes. And let me know Nick Hoehn's MTC address when you get it. I can't believe how many miracles the Lord blesses us with everyday. They really do happen every day and it's exciting to see!

This is a lame email, and I know it. But I have to go. But I love you all! Thank you for your support because without it, I wouldn't be able to do this, and I know that. I love my Heavenly Father and He helps me every day, all day. This work is amazing and it can't be done if everyone isn't involved. Shall we not go forth in so great a cause?

Con mucho amor,
Hermana Pleshek

1 comment:

  1. I love Sammi! I can already tell that she's a powerhouse missionary, that she just "gets it"!! I love it! She is one awesome girl and missionary!!!