So this week has been great! I gave a talk on Sunday. In the English ward. It was a little short but I was told that it was good so I suppose I did an okay job!
But the rest of the week has been crazy busy! So this last week we had Zone conference! It was amazing. Sadly also the last Zone conference that I will see President Palmer. He is getting ready to hand everything off to the new Mission president in the next month or so. But It was a great conference.
We talked about the importance of the Holy Ghost and understanding his role, who he is. and how important he is not only in our own lives but in the lives of our investigators. So we really went into depth about that but also not being afraid or apologetic in teaching the commandments and not waiting to teach them when we see that there is a need.
Sister Palmer taught us about the attributes of Christ then lead a discussions about how the attributes are like the roots of a tree and how developing them is not important to us but to our companion as well and different ideas on how to develop them. It was a great conference.
One thing that really stuck out to me was that President Palmer admonished us before we leave the mission to write out our goals for after and make a plan. not only for our future but how are we planning on keeping the standards that we have lived as missionaries after the mission. He said writing down these goals and plans will helps us more after the mission than just reading our mission journals but to have a plan of how we are going to keep the commandments as returned missionaries. will help not only us but our future families as well. so I really want to do this when the time gets closer right now I'll just write down what my personal standards are and how I plan to keep them.
So we have been tracking even more this week! we have been slowly getting our way through town. just about every potential we have is a former investigator. They for some reason or other stopped visiting myth the missionaries and now want to meet with us again. But we are keeping busy teaching the people that are ready to hear. and some who are truly desiring to change.
So we rode our bikes for two days this week. Let me tell you after the end of the first day my bum was sore! And then the next day my handle bar decided it wanted to imitate a cow. They went upside down on me, and then for the rest of the day they kept moving. even when I wasn't touching them! Going to ask some one to help with that and get it either tightened or put some rubber on it so it won't move. because at first it was funny, and then it became frustrating, and then.... um this is a little dangerous here! But it was fun!
Oh good story real quick. So we had set up a church tour yesterday, and we had the member there and we went by to go round up the touree. Guess what! not there was doing laundry, according to the room mate. well anyway we went back to the church and told the member. they just told us must be someone else your meant to find right now. and then invited us over later for some dessert. Well we made sure that all the lights were off and all doors were locked then we walked to an apartment complex close to the church. We knocked on a few doors to try a few potentials. we we walking on to the next building when a woman walked out of her door said hi to us. we said high back then she invited us in to talk with her. so we went in and shared the message of the restoration with her. Gave her a book of Mormon and invited her to English classes. (She is Spanish and wanted to learn English) She said yes to everything set up an appointment for tomorrow and was really excited to hear our message. And she said a prayer! Asking about what we had shared with her. What a testimony builder, when something falls through there is someone your supposed to meet at that time that would not be available at any other time. The Lord knows all things. we just need to trust and follow. We later told the Member what had happened.
It was a great week. we taught, learned, and did a lot of walking. but we are finding those who truly wish to find the path to the Saviour. He is everything and knows us best. he is our goal.
Well I hope that everyone is having a great week, thanks for the updates, and the pictures (they are adorable)
with much love,
PS. By the way my hiccups/squeaks are a hit here!