Had some great experiences this week, on of which I will try to relate
to you briefly. I had an experience about following guidance. Sometimes,
I am a pansy and don't talk to people because I am afraid of what they
or my companion will think, etc. This week I learned a lesson which I
will call, "You're a missionary, WHO CARES?!" When I come home, the only
thing I will regret, in this regard is
NOT talking to people; NOT doing my job, not being brave and bold,
faithful and diligent, not magnifying my calling. I won't remember all
the people who yelled at me or mocked me, I won't remember the people
who I tripped in front of walking to talk to them, I won't remember the
people who tried to argue and make me look like I didn't know what I
was talking about, etc. I won't remember ANY of these people, and they
won't remember me! But I will remember those who I DIDN'T talk to and I
will regret it. Sometimes, we are so worried about saving face (Because
of our pride) that we forget why we are out here- to save souls!
Including our own!
So I have decided to talk to EVERYONE!!!
Who cares if I look like an idiot to them, to my companion, to the
people around me, etc. Seriously, that doesn't matter! So, now I ALWAYS
talk to people in restaurants in front of large groups of missionaries, I
even did it in front of my Mission President. When I am walking on the
street and see people making fun of us, I still talk to them. Because I
am a missionary! I will only remember or care if I neglected my duties.