We had a worldwide missionary broadcast this last Wednesday. They announced some changes that are pretty big for us missionaries! The information we report to the mission every week is different now, before there were 9 indicators that we reported. Now there's only 4! Which is pretty big difference, all you people reading who have served a mission understand haha. Also they schedule changed. We have a lot more freedom in the time that we do our studies. We also have the option to go to bed an hour earlier which I am so excited about because I am so tired at the end of every day!! I really think these changes are going to help us and allow us to work more effectively with the time we have to proselyte.
Something I've been thinking a lot about this week is patience. It's definitely something I have developed on the mission and something I am still working on haha. Patience is the ability to endure affliction without retaliation or complaint. Our Savior was perfect example of patient. He was rejected by so many but never complained, he never opened his mouth. He knew it was the will of the Father and he had to complete it with perfect patience. One of my favorite chapters in the Book of Mormon is Mosiah 14. It relates to some of the things that the prophet Isaiah said in the Bible. It talks about the Atonement of Jesus Christ. Personally, I think it's one of the most beautifully written chapters in all the scriptures. The next time you are feeling frustrated or impatient, remember all the rejection our Savior experienced. Remember his Atonement, and find strength in him.