February 22, 2010

monday's mandarin missionary moment

Here's what happy Calvin sent today...

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"Guess what: This week has been spectacular. Even just since Thursday! This week, we found 15 new people to teach, and included in that are 2 families! To put that into perspective, we usually expect between 5 and 7 new investigators per week. Also, there are usually 1 or 2 people who have set baptismal dates, but we are teaching 4 (Steve Lee from Hong Kong, Patrick Xu from mainland China, GuoLin from mainland China, and NingJing from mainland China)!

God is merciful.

I don't know how to articulate the feeling that I am currently experiencing. There's a lot of gratitude, and a great deal of desire to do more, and a crazy sense of security, and even some love, I'm sure. It's weird.

And this week has also been amazing where my testimony is concerned. I know now more than ever that Joseph Smith saw God, Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ; that the Book of Mormon is a record of actual events; and that the gospel as taught by this Church contains all available truth.

I really don't know what happened, or what changed, or whatever. But something did.

It's all real."


Sandy said...

That's what it's all about, no? What a payday!

Sue said...

Oh, those missionary letters! A payday indeed.