Sunday, July 3, 2016

Week 40: We Thank Thee O God For A Prophet

 WOW it is such a blessing to be able to hear the voices of the general authorities and the words and counsel of the Lord. Here's a quick rundown of the week (not too much actually happened).

--Yohanna has started coming out to lessons with us as a member present. And so has Daniel. Recent converts are some of the best members to take to investigators, because even though they don't know a lot about the gospel, they can relate so well with the investigator and have such a strong and simple testimony. Plus, the more they are able to share their testimony, the more it will be strengthened! So the investigator and the recent covert get their testimonies strengthened, and us missionaries get baptisms. Win-win-win :)

--We played the put-salt-in-the-Oreos trick on April fools and the whole district totally fell for it. Hah classic.

--Literally all our plans fell through Saturday afternoon, including our plans to watch conference, and Hna Sahagún and I were walking down the street complaining at how terrible of a day it was. Our spirits were pretty low. When lo and behold we find three dollars on the sidewalk! First reaction was to look around to see if its owner happened to be close by. Second reaction was walk down the street to McDonald's and buy ourselves ice cream cones. McDonald's ice cream cones = spirit lifters. Tender mercies are real. We still didn't have any investigators to teach that night, but we did have more positive attitudes and a stronger testimony that the Lord's looking out for us.

--Not very many people go to the church to watch general conference because most just watch it at home. However, a member showed up who moved here about a year ago. She hasn't been to church this whole year, so our ward doesn't have her records or even know who she is, but she came to conference and brought her non-member husband!! We are going to go over this week to start teaching him the restored gospel, and couldn't be more excited!

Favorite conference quotes:

You can have what you want, or you can have something better. --Donald
L Hallstrom (quoting Elder Holland)

If we choose Christ, we will have made the correct choice. --Thomas S. Amo son

To be worthy does not mean to be perfect. -- Gerrit W. Gong

So let's keep this conference spirit with us throughout the day, throughout the week, and throughout the year! I am so excited to be able to more deeply study these inspired words. The church is true!!

Love always,
Hermana Baker

Recent converts make good member-presents and good pack mules.

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