Last week was pretty awesome probably the best experience that goes without saying is serving the Lord everyday, but last Friday was even better because I went on an exchange with one of our zone leaders, Elder Richins. I tell ya we had so much fun haha but we had loads of learning and spiritual experiences that pretty much changed my angle of a mission. Because he's a mission leader we had an exchange review at the end of the day and he asked me a really penetrating question - he simply asked what was my goal for my mission? Or rather, What do I want to accomplish when I'm finished?
I answered and told him of my experience of reading Spencer W. Kimball's talk " When the World will be Converted" and what happened when I prayed that night (one of the highest spiritual points in my life) I also shared with him some of my personal feelings of serving a mission. I told him how I wish there was a way that I didn't have to eat or sleep, I told him I wish that I didn't get tired so that I could dedicate literally 100% of my time to the Lord. At the beginning of my mission I had a couple fears and doubts, fear that people would reject me or hurt me, doubts that I wouldn't be the best missionary.
But now there is only one "fear" left. Fear that my imperfection will keep me from serving the Lord. Honestly serving him is all I want to do. If I had a choice I would choose to go out and teach rather then eat, I would rather see the change in peoples lives because of the gospel, then worry about my own imperfections. Because as we should recognize, when we serve the Lord, he will give us the strength and means to do it, no matter how imperfect or weak we are (1 Nephi 3:7). So the weaknesses that you have aren't as important as focusing on serving him and humbling ourselves before him, because over time the Lord will make our weak things become strong (Ether 12:27) I hope and pray and work to overcome my weaknesses by serving the Lord and I invite everyone else to do the same. There's so much more we can do as members of his church and when we do the things he asks then we are blessed so much! Have a great week! Love you allElder Kaanapu - 2 Nephi 25:26