The perfect missionary:
Is there such a thing?We, as humans, are not perfect. There is no way for us to be perfect, and we will never be perfect on this Earth. So, what we are to do then, is to strive to be perfect. Even missionaries are not perfect. Even the most perfect of missionaries struggle.
"Just when all seems to be going right, challenges often come in multiple doses, applied simultaneously. When those trials are not consequences of your disobedience, they are evidence that the Lord feels you are prepared to grow more. He therefore gives you experiences that stimulate growth, understanding and compassion which polish you for your everlasting benefit."
-Richard G. Scott.
No matter where we are in life, consequences and trials will face us. As we obey the Lord and his commandments, blessings will persue us. However, that doesn't mean the Lord will not allow us to grow. When these challenges come upon us, when they are not consequences of disobedience, the Lord is hinting to do more. To find more investigators. To serve more. To pray more. To think of new strategies. There is always room for improevemnt. When times get hard in the mission field, remember there is more to be done. The Lord is hinting that we are doing well, and can do even more.