“For behold the field is white already to harvest; and lo, he that thrusteth in his sickle with his might, the same layeth up in store that he perisheth not, but bringeth salvation to his soul”
On Saturday we went and harvested rice all day!!! What an amazing day of service. Doctrine and Covenants section 4 really came to life to me as I “thrusted in my sickle” for hours in the Thailand heat. I came back that day with a sunburn, a headache, rice all over my clothes, metaphors galore and a greater understanding of my purpose as a missionary.
1. The field is white. When God says the field is white He really means it. There was a lot of dang rice in that field of white. We were cutting all day and still weren’t done. God has prepared so many people for us to go and find. We need all the help we can get. Not just missionaries but members too.
2. I’ve never harvested rice before. Someone could come up to me and explain how to do it for 6 hours with a demonstration and a powerpoint presentation and I still wouldn’t be any better. You just have to get started, maybe even make a few mistakes, but that’s the only way to get the work done. Don’t be afraid to share the gospel with anyone and everyone! The spirit is a powerful tool in conversion and brings power to our words.
3. Something that kept coming to my mind was how easy it would be for those fields and fields of rice to burn. If you were to tell a farmer that you knew his rice fields would burn, all of it, tomorrow, what do you think he would do today? THRUST IN HIS SICKLE WITH ALL HIS MIGHT. We know that Christ is coming soon, that the judgement day is near. So NOW is the time to get out there and work with all our might. The day of rest will come but for now let’s show our faith to the Lord and get to work!:)
This all being said I am no where near a perfect, or even good, missionary. But I know God is proud of my efforts. And yours. He loves all of you perfectly. Don’t ever forget that. You are precious to Him. And if you are precious to Him just think about all His sons and daughters on this earth whom He loves that have yet to taste of His love.
Sister ออย was baptized this week!!!:)) She is so cute. I had the privilege of teaching her a few times but she was already completely prepared by the Lord and ready to accept all that He asked of her.
I hope all of you had a wonderful thanksgiving in America! We certainly did out here!:) A member made us some AMAZING thanksgiving food. And then we had to bike home from his house (which was really far) and we almost threw up but it was fun:)
Also I got me and my companion lost for two hours the other day……But lost=new friends=new experiences=more exercise so that’s okay.
I love you all!!