Wednesday, March 9, 2005
Today was P-Day and fairly relaxing. We visited Bro Aldana and gave him a copy of the Doctrine and Covenants that we’d asked Elder Miller to pick up in Manila. He was really happy about it. I’m sure that he’ll eat it up.
I probably wouldn’t be writing today but I want to write about what happened yesterday. We had Zone Development Meeting yesterday and Elder Miller taught about opposition in all things and about the need for the spirit in this work. It really hit me hard then that the reason the work isn’t as strong here as it should be is because of the lack of spirit and the lack of inspiration. The reason that this has happened is because of the friction that has been between Elder Cox and I for a while. We both tried to fix it individually but it didn’t work. Needless to say, we had a really long and good companionship inventory. We both just had things that bothered us about each other. It was a little bit of a power struggle. We got a lot of things worked out and I feel like a large burden has been lifted from my shoulders. I wrote a long letter to Amy about it as well and that really helped. It is true what they say, “Never go to bed angry.” Especially in missionary work because there can’t be anything stopping the spirit or the things that are supposed to happen won’t. The spirit is paramount in importance.