We had a zone meeting this week and they talked a lot about "time".
And ye are called to bring to pass the gathering of mine elect; for mine elect hear my voice and harden not their hearts;
They focused it around this scripture and the importance of finding people who are "ready" to hear the gospel and have the desire to change. It's so important to share the gospel with everyone in our path, but God has a time for everyone. Some may not want to hear it now, some are ready with an open heart, maybe some already have it but don't want to "act". I learned an important lesson that those people who have heard the gospel but don't want to act or people who don't want it, we need to let them go. If we truly love them, we will let them go so that they can progress. They will come to an understanding of how the spirit touched them and when it left, they will realize that the answer they were looking for was right there. I'm so excited a a new missionary here in Balcarce to work hard and find those "escogido" who God has prepared for us.
From Preach My Gospel:
"Believe that people who are being prepared to receive the message of the Restoration will be placed in your path. God will also place you where your good acts and words will prepare people to receive missionaries and Church members. In all your finding efforts, pray and look for opportunities to serve, help , and lift others. As you are serving, talk with everyone you meet. Have the faith that you can share the restored gospel.
In every way you serve, you should do so because you love your brothers and sisters and therefore hope, pray and earnestly desire to teach them the restored gospel."
Homework: As members, I invite you to pray and ask for a missionary opportunity so that we can all be instruments in the hands of the Lord.