On Tuesday me and Elder Hixson left for Chiang Mai, travel capital of the world. It’s a city to the north of us by 5 hours. On the way, I had a lot of time to think (and sleep. :3 ). It was good time. On Wednesday, we switched off with the zone leaders. I was with Elder Hartung. A big, beefy man who could talk forever, and loves to cut to the chase. He works efficiently, quickly, and lovingly. As we worked together, I was reminded of the state of mind I had not too long ago. I was reminded of diligence.
There’s a difference between working diligently and just working. Working diligently means you are excited about the work you do and are constantly finding new ways to improve it. It’s almost like you’re trying to make your work more efficient as you are diligent.
I learned a lot about my own personal potential as a missionary, and it hit me that I don’t have much time left. I’m skilled in the language, I’m capable, obedient, but I’m not yet diligent. I must break past this final wall to become the ultimate missionary! -Queue dragonball Z super saiyan music-
I’ll let you know how much they were.
More than the rest of our zone gets in a week combined.
I think I had come to terms with the no-baptism, complacent, lack of activity missionary I was. I was okay with it. Now I’m not! I must be better! This is a pattern I’ll see for the rest of my life. I must become better and better and better all the time! There is no time for complacency!
On the way home I had a lot of time to think, as it was day time. I thought a lot about my own desires, my behavior as a missionary, and the Thai people. After reading the scriptures and having an intense study, I felt a great desire for bettering the spiritual welfare of the Thai people. As I prayed for them, I felt a kind assurance that the church would grow here. It’s not all hopeless as I think sometimes. The gospel will spread all across the country, but my era is just the beginning still. It will take time, but it will happen. I love these people. They are helpful and chill, and they know how to have a good time!
Today is Saturday, and it’s our PDay. This week it’s been changed thanks to transfer day being changed to this monday. Only one of us is leaving, and we’re getting a guy from the group that came directly after me, Elder Bartschi. Good guy!
Two days ago, one of our investigators came up and gave the four of us pictures that she drew of us. I’ve always wanted to be a chibi!
We had a baptism last week! Pic! Her name is Aw! So fun!
Aigh’t, see you guys next week. Love you! Stay strong, read your scriptures! PRAY.
-Elder Elliot Mayo!