“It’s a simple thing that He asks. A worthy heart and willing hands”

12 11 2014

This week has gone by so fast! – Probably one of the fastest weeks yet. It may be because of all the work that I have to do since my boy is still learning and adjusting to missionary life! haha but I love being busy so I wouldn’t have it any other way.

My new companion is Elder Gill. So yes, jokes have come about fish and gill..hopefully we will be spending lots of time in the water 😉 #Baptizenations. He is from Taylorsville Utah. He is 18 and the youngest in his family. He has two older brothers and 3 older sisters and is the first to go on a mission! I’m super impressed and respect him so much for that! He is awesome! I’m learning so much from him and I love him already! He is really shy but super humble and has a strong desire to learn. Hopefully the Lord will qualify me in helping him to learn!

Since this was my first full week as a senior companion I’ve learned so much and have been even more grateful for the opportunity to serve. We had a great week and it was filled with its fair share of ups and downs. For example, Thursday sucked. hahaha. It was just one of those days. We ended up biking from end of the area to the other end. Some people were leaving right when we showed up. Hardly anyone was home. All I could think of is how badly I wanted to have good experiences so that Elder Gill would see how amazing missionary work really is. I was talking to him about how I love when days like these come because that just means the next day is going to be amazing – or that the Lord is preparing you for something amazing in the future – the bigger the trial/burden the greater the blessing/reward – right as I was saying that we were biking over to a for sure lesson. We knew they would be there but the lessons aren’t the most productive use of our time. To be honest, it would have been just for a number. So as we were on the way I got the prompting to stop by an older lady that we had talked to about 2 weeks before. She wasn’t super interested the first time and when we knocked, she still wasn’t super interested. But I started to just force conversation on her because she opened her door and I wasn’t going to let her go without a fight! haha. Eventually she said “well actually I need a break and stepped outside”. We met with her and had an awesome discussion and eventually gave her a book of Mormon. She was super interested in it and actually asked us to come back and made the appointment! haha It was such a relief and saved the day from being a total bust. It is amazing how one person can save the day. We could have a total bust from 1-8:30 but a good lesson at 8:30 keeps me coming back and excited for the next day!

We had a lot of other good experiences this week! One came with Crystal. She came to church this week so that was good. And we had a really sincere lesson with her too. She is normally really distracted but this time she was super sincere. Ironically we were talking about the law of chastity…but that’s beside the point…at the end she was asking me and Elder Gill about how we stay happy all the time. I told her that for me personally, I find the most happiness in losing myself in service to others. When you focus on serving others, you see their burdens and can see that your problems might not be as bad as you thought. Nothing will make you happier than being able to serve and help others around you. And to be able to see the happiness that they gain from your help. It also gives you an opportunity to count your blessings.

I was thankful for the opportunity to share that testimony with her. It helped me to grow in my personal testimony as well. Helping and serving others is exactly what Christ did. We are here to become more like Christ. We aren’t asked to do too much.

We also had stake conference for the Riverside Stake. Elder Teh came to do that and it was a great set of meetings. I got to shake his hand and talk to him too so that was pretty awesome. He is an amazing guy.

Well that’s all I have time for this week! Thank you for all of your support and love! I love all of you! You keep me going each week!

Elder Fischer

“It’s a simple thing that he asks. A worthy heart and willing hands”

“God doesn’t care nearly as much about where you have been as he does about where you are and, with his help, where you are willing to go.”

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