Well of course General Conference was amazing.
There are way too many good things to write about from it so I will
try to highlight just a few things that stuck out.
I have said this before but I’m so grateful that I have had the chance
to watch conference on the mission. It has opened my eyes to just how
much I can get from it. The coming weeks, even months before
conference you begin to have such a strong desire to be spiritually
fed by the inspired leaders in the conference ahead. Never again will
I take General Conference for granted!
Russel M. Nelson’s talk Sunday morning session. Yes. I loved how he
explained that we can be happy in every circumstance and that the
focus of our lives determines joy.
Joy comes from and is because of our Savior, he explained how He is
the source of ALL joy and that His joy is CONSTANT.
I have been studying the atonement lately and have come to find that
seemingly every account of someone using the atonement in their lives
results in JOY.
Heavenly Father wants his children to have joy. That is why He sent
His Only Begotten Son to earth. As we better align our will with His
and come unto the Savior we will have joy.
The overall message that stuck out to me seemed to be that we need to
constantly align our will with God’s. As President Thomas S. Monson
said, “He does nothing, save it be for our benefit.”
He simply knows what is best for us and I have felt I need to trust
Him more and strive to completely surrender my will to His.
I love General Conference. This week has been great. Lots of questions
have been answered.
Ray was able to watch conference and he said it was just like it was 6
months ago when he accidentally walked into a church building and
watched what he now knows as general conference. He has been hoping to
hear from the prophet ever since he heard from him that day, so it was
so special Ray could hear from him again.
We met with him last night and he said that someone asked him at the
church today if he was an “investigator”. He said he didn’t like that
word because “this is his church now” and “he is part of this family”.
We explained to Ray that we have weird terms in the church and
investigator is a word people use to identify someone learning about
the church and he goes, “well I’m not investigating, I know this is
where I want to be.”
He had a good point and all of us were smiling big as we told him he
is a part of our family and we won’t let him be anywhere else.
Jasmine wasn’t able to watch conference but we did set up a family
night with her and her kids and a family from our ward. It went super
well and it was good for Jasmine to see. We’re still waiting for the
kids to ask for permission to be taught but they are hesitant to ask
their dad, so we will keep praying!
We met a man named Rudy this week who was formerly learning about the
gospel and now wants to learn again! He went through a crisis and
decided to give himself to God. He has a family but he is the only one
open to learning. He has been reading and praying daily and says he
knows the Book of Mormon is true. We’re so excited to keep teaching
him. So many good things are happening here.
Honestly though, the main thing that has stuck out to me, especially
this weekend is how close I have felt to my Savior. I have been
thinking about Him a lot and have had memories come to mind of
spiritual experiences when I have felt His forgiveness and love.
Yesterday while driving I just had an overwhelming feeling that He was
there and that He has been constantly in my life. I love Him so much.
I just want to help everyone to feel His love for them and to know
that they can be completely healed because of Him.
I am so grateful for His gospel, for the way it has literally changed
my life and that I get the opportunity to stand as His witness for
I love you all have a really great week, review conference notes and
be happy okay?
Our zone picture from last transfer that I forgot about WOO FONTANA
The reactions of some people when they want us off of their doorsteps
I got new shoes so it was time to part from these ones