But before that, he had to endure an excruciatingly painful 10 hour drive along the potholed-roads of Ambanivohitra (the boonies, or any place that is far away from main cities and a ton of technology).
"I know that which the Lord hath commanded me, and I glory in it. I do not glory of myself, but I glory in that which the Lord hath commanded me; yea, and this is my glory, that perhaps I may be an instrument in the hands of God to bring some soul to repentance; and this is my joy.
And behold, when I see many of my brethren truly penitent, and coming to the Lord their God, then is my soul filled with joy; then do I remember what the Lord has done for me, yea, even that he hath heard my prayer; yea, then do I remember his merciful arm which he extended towards me."
This scripture defines what missionary work is to me. It is the opportunity to be an instrument of God, to bring others unto Him. We are able to share with others the joy that we have received through our conversion to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Have a Great Week All!