I’m trying to love as He did in all that I do and say. It’s more difficult for me now than it has been at any other time in my mission or in my life. I’m learning that love isn’t passiveness. It’s exhortation. It’s compelling. It’s encouraging and lifting others who are down even when you’re feeling more depressed than they are. I love my Savior, he was such the perfect example in every way. Especially as a leader.
This week has been taxing. We did divisions with the assistants to the president and I was able to remember what effective missionary work is and how many things I’ve forgotten in trying to establish the unity with my companion that is so necessary to be able to have the company of the Spirit. The assistants know the difficulties I’m having and gave me some good council, but in trying to put it all in practice, I’ve only been receiving kidney punches from my companion in return.
Other than the difficulties, I love the Christmas season. Even when it’s 105 degrees minimum with humidity at about 60%. It’s tough, but nothing will keep me from doing the work of my Lord. We had one baptism last week, we have three more this week, and another companionship in my zone has 4 next week. The goal of 6 for the month of December will be duplicated and more by the zone of Clorinda. If all goes perfect, we will finish with 13 this month. Incredible progress considering all the trials we are facing.
I’m finding more faith daily, I’m also seeing the adversary fighting harder. We cannot give up.
Thank you for your love and prayers, I need them.
I also get to call home in two weeks. We’ll need to talk about that and talk details.
Peace on earth, goodwill to men.
Elder Steven Reid Walker
Misión Argentina Resistencia
Entre Rios 435
3500 Resistencia, Chaco