After a long week I’m back in Melaka. I was in Singapore for three days, and Kuala Lumpur for two. Lots of meetings and only two days in my area. The meetings were very inspirational and insightful. I learned how I can better manage my time, work with members, and become more focused. Among these lessons, I realized how weak I am. It’s always a call to repentance at these meetings.
This week I learned quite a simple truth: faith is belief (and action) in a truth not seen. It’s so simple, yet it took me a quite a long time to learn. It requires great faith to bring growth to this area in the mission. I recently talked to other missionaries that have served in Melaka, and they commented that their greatest growth occurred in Melaka. Not much visible success commences, but it takes faith to know that this is the Lord’s work. It never occurred to me that in order for me to develop faith, it is essential that I not see the way things really are. I am supposed to take a step into the darkness, but rely on the Lord. It’s supposed to be hard. It’s supposed to be a test. I’ve realized that I have a tiny bit of light, but it’s enough for one step into the darkness.