The work is challenging and many people don't feel like they need the gospel in their life. The work we are able to do and the lives we are able to touch even if it's by little things isn't shown in the numbers we send, but I think that a big part of it is what these people do with the little light we are able to share with them. Right now we are working with a lot of less actives who have many excuses for not coming to church and we have many reasons for why they should come back to church. The main reason I think that we all need to go to church is because the Lord needs our gifts and talents, He needs our testimonies to strengthen each other.
Today in study I was reading in Mark and last night I was just frustrated because we went to visit people and they just turned us away, which happens a lot, but last night was hard, I think that it was because I see how much this would bless their lives and how much the Lord loves His children. Anyway... I was reading the story about when Jesus healed this mans son and Christ tells him do you believe? And the man says, "help thou my unbelief." So our belief will only go so far and then we need the Lord to take our faith the rest of the way. Then the apostles ask Jesus, "why couldn't we cast out that devil." He tells them that these things take much fasting and prayer. So I thought of it this way, we believe all that we can and when we just aren't seeing things happen, that is when we pray and fast for real intent, with sacrifice and for a specific purpose and when we do these things the Lord will show us our belief and miracles. I have received my answer that this is what I need to do. To see the miracles and build my faith.
I love you all very much! And Thank you for your prayers!