my missionary journal

Missionary Journal – July 11, 1989

Day 42 of my full-time mission
Area: Afton, Wyoming

I had to get back out of bed to write in my journal tonight. You can tell I’m in the middle of something else. I’ve been praying for a while now that I may feel the Holy Ghost touch me that divine manifestation of the truth of the gospel, in particular of the things contained in the book “A Marvelous Work and A Wonder.”

I must be doing something wrong. I’m not getting an answer. James 1:5 says “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.” Maybe I’m seeking for a sign. I don’t know. I guess I’m still not too good at prayer.

Today was a good day! I finished reading “A Marvelous Work…” tonight, so that’s one step closer to my mission scripture study bachelor’s! Yea!

We rode bikes from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. We went tracting. It was so neat, we ended up being fed lunch twice! Then, tonight we thought we had an appointment at a family’s home, but she thought it was next week. So, we talked for a while and then left. We stopped at Bishop Tollman’s and his wife fed us. They have an elder son, Steve, who’s ben home from his mission for a year or so now and he was really cool. It was neat to talk with him.

I got a letter from Mom today. She said that Uncle Frank said this valley has been tracted for 20 years now and it’s no wonder I’m a little frustrated. But you know, I find when we just get out, I feel good about at least trying. Like today, it was tiring, but I feel rewarded, and really all we did is visit with members. Mom told me that she felt impressed to tell me to “love my investigators into the gospel,” to be their friend by sharing my experiences with the Church in the east.

You know, today (around 10 a.m.) I had the weirdest feeling that I was going to marry Laura. It was just like I could see her right in front of me, my wife. I hate thinking about that.


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