"One of the greatest secrets of missionary work is work! If a missionary works, he will get the Spirit; if he gets the Spirit, he will teach by the Spirit; and if he teaches by the Spirit, he will touch the hearts of the people and he will be happy. There will be no homesickness, no worrying about families, for all time and talents and interests are centered on the work of the ministry. Work, work, work--there is no satisfactory substitute, especially in missionary work."
This quote has led my missionary work for those past two years. Hyrum W. Smith who was the creator of the Franklin Planner tells of a story of when he was on mission let me summarize. He was on mission in England when his mission President told those who were at this meeting that they had Thirty minutes to go and find something to relate into a lesson. They did not need companions and they could go anywhere in London. One of the Elders who was a farm boy and not really the best educated went around and in the end found one thing a Stuffed Grey Hound Dog. He thought that this dog would kill his Dog (I forgot his dog) in a race but in the end his Dog back home would destroy the Grey Hound in a working Contest. He then pointed to his Companion who had Graduated from Harvard and was a very smart man. He simply said you are the Grey Hound and I am My dog. You may be smarter then me but I will work harder than you. He basically said that you will teach me to read, write and talk good and help me become smart. He would drag his companion around and work he would knock on a door and said you speak better then me so Talk! They went on in the next 3 months to lead the mission in Everything!! I love that example of work. Simply if we work we will do miracles. God helps them that help themselves and we must do our works to show God that we have Faith. I have enjoyed working and each one of us is blessed as we do. I love you all and I wish you the best I will see you soon!