Count

We blew our vision of 70 in the church for the month out of the water.  79 have attended as of this past Sunday.  And one more Sunday left in the month!  Visiones are to help us think and act.  Of course you can’t measure conversion.  We don’t want this number to rise then have a great crashing fall like history has shown here.  We want  CONVERTED people TO THE GOSPEL AND JESUS CHRIST, not to missionaries or men but to the TRUTH.
2 Nephi 4:34 “O Lord, I have trusted in thee, and I will trust in thee forever. I will not put my trust in the arm of flesh; for I know that cursed is he that putteth his trust in the arm of flesh. Yea, cursed is he that putteth his trust in man or maketh flesh his arm.”
Like President Uchtdorf said in his talk On Being Genuine, “Many of the things you can count, do not count. Many of the things you cannot count, really do count.”
Here in our mission we are focusing on BAPTIZING, RETAINING, and REACTIVATING.  All at the same time.  But a lot of work is put into reactivating endowed families and especially men with the Priesthood.  And we have been having success with that here!  A family that we as a branch are working on has now come 3 times!  And their difficult teenager son came also.  A mission is not all about Baptism.  It’s about conversion.  Baptism is to be a symbol of conversion.  But we ALL as well are working out our own conversion, throughout constant faith throughout a lifetime.
Love you all!
Elder Orme
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