Monday, May 15, 2017

When Performance Is Measured, Performance Improves...

Hi Guys!

Sister Seegmiller and I learned a really important lesson this week! (Well, we've actually been learning it for the past two transfers, but ya know...). At the beginning of our first transfer together, our area was struggling with finding new investigators. In Preach My Gospel, it says..."When performance is measured, performance improves.  When performance is measured and reported, the rate of improvemenaccelerates." 
So, we've been working on our key indicator of finding new investigators for the past few months. We've been setting goals, making plans, implementing our plans, evaluating our efforts, adjusting our goals/plans. Now, we're finding several new investigators every week. It's been amazing to see how the Lord helps us to achieve our goals!

I found an awesome scripture on member missionary work! In 3 Nephi 18:32, it says...
"Nevertheless, ye shall not cast him out of your synagogues, or your places of worship,  for unto such shall ye continueto minister; for ye know not but what they will return and  repent, and come unto me with full purpose of heart, and shall heal them; and ye shall  be the means of bringing salvation unto them."  As members of His church, we are the means of bringing salvation unto those who have not had the chance to receive the restored gospel. Now truly is the time for members and missionaries to work together. I invite each of you to pray this week for what you can personally do to share the gospel with the people around you. The Lord's work will move forward when you as members and we as missionaries are equal partners in the work.

We had an amazing miracle on exchanges this week. I was with Sister Rhodes, and we had an hour from 2:00-3:00 where we needed something to do. We couldn't figure out what would be most effective, so we moved on, and decided we'd come back to it later. We set a goal that we wanted to receive and contact a media referral that day, and wouldn't you know that a few seconds later, a text from church headquarters came through with a referral assignment. We called the man up, his name was Sam, and he asked if we were free at 2:00! The Lord is so good to us! He's so prepared to receive the gospel. He was visiting his niece and nephew in the Philippines, and started going to church with them. The missionaries came over several times and taught him a little bit. When he flew back to Canada, he was so excited to meet with missionaries here and keep learning. He came to church yesterday, and on Saturday night, the Spanish elders in our ward had a baptism, so he came to that too. He's all excited now to enter the waters of baptism! The Lord provides!

I love you!
Sister Dille
We got smoothies!

Exchanges with Sister Samuels and Sister Jensen.

On our way to church!

Exchanges with Sister Rhodes and Sister Short.

District service project at the Brampton Community Gardens.

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