This week was busy, and unfortunately, a little bit sad. I know now, more than ever, that as much as we work and strive to help others, Satan works just as hard to bring them down. Our baptisms fell through this week. And both of the situation were out of our control. It was literally a situation where I felt helpless and didn't know what else to do except to get down on my knees and pray. We have been working so hard, and to see our baptisms fall through our fingers was very hard on me. I took it very personally and have been very discouraged these past few days.
But we have to stand up and smile! Whatever comes to us, if we face the future with faith, we will be able to do anything that the Lord asks of us. I know He puts trials in our lives to see if we will really do "whatsoever thing [HE] asks of us". Trials serve to make us stronger.
I was asked this past week by some new missionaries that I was training, "What is one piece of advice you can give us?" I responded, saying, "The same piece of advice I give to myself: Be on your knees every morning and every night".
This Church is true and Heavenly Father loves you. (Look that rhymes!)
-Elder Spencer D. Eastwood
3 Nephi 12:16