Monday, August 22, 2022

Mission Email August 1, 2022

 Hey guys, 

Elder burns here! It has been an interesting week so I apologize for sending this out a day late. Let me tell you about my first day at welfare square. At first I thought It was a bit of a disaster but I learned a lot from it. I went in for my first day on wednesday, and I had a panic attack and had to leave after only a couple hours. Now what did I learn from this? I learned that I needed to be prepared. New situations have always been hard for me because of my autism,but you know what I didn't do that morning that would have helped me greatly? I didn't take the time to pray, I wasn't prepared with my clothes, I didn't eat breakfast, I wasn't prepared at all. Now when I started this email I said that I was sorry for sending this out a day late, but in retrospect it was a good thing because yesterday I wouldn't have been able to tell you how amazing of a day that I had today. I prepared the day before, I got everything ready. I got a blessing from my father, I prayed this morning and took 15 minutes to study the scriptures. What did all of this change for me? It made it so that I was in the right place spiritually to serve. Because I felt God with me all day during my service, and I know that he helped me to succeed. I am so happy that I tried again at this service location.

I would like to bear my testimony that if you put the Lord first in your life he will help you with what you need, and be by your side through your struggles, in the name of Jesus Christ amen.