This week was fairly good, I was on exchange with Elder Barton in Clonsilla, so after a year I was back in Dublin City working. It was great we taught a family of 6 who want to get baptised and what was cooler is that they were found by my friend Elder Bailey. So that was neat.
The work is going well, We have a new friend this week his name is Jimmy and he was formerly meeting with missionaries 3 years back but he is super solid we should see him today. Our lesson was really good, but for some reason I can't figure out why some lessons are so spiritual and others aren't.
It has been rough recently, I have been feeling alot of personal attack by the Adversary and It is hard, On the positive side though is Elder Peterson and I get on great and work well together. Well that is it for this week. I don't know why but recentally I have felt like I am alone, Why that is I have no Clue, I have heavenly father and his son Jesus Christ on my side and many friends that I know are my friends. So this e-mail probably isn't the most uplifting but I like to express How I feel so all know that missionary work isn't just roses, HOWEVER it is THE BEST thing EVER. We have funny moments everyday, have our testimonies of the savior strengthened and Recieve the refiner's Fire. I'll be back to my cheery self next week.
Remember that Jesus is the Savior, and through him You can overcome all things.
I was also sick this past week there was one day we stayed in and I slept from. MAn I was so dead that day and even more dead the next day. But I think I am feeling better today. The work will go on.
Oh yeah, so I started studying Church History in the fulness of times, and man I can't put it down, it is so amazing, to learn more of the things that came forth because of the Savior and how he chose Joseph Smith to be his Prophet and not only how he chose Joseph but so MANY people. And the persecutions they experienced, all because They Were following Christ's true church.
I know that when we follow God , we experience more opposition, Satan does not want us to follow Christ, he Really doesn't, So when we recieve terrible treatment and are persecuted, rejected and cast out then we suffer as Christ did, and I testify that these difficulties bring us closer to Christ not farther away.
Elder James T Kirk Reece
Scotland/ Ireland Mission