Monday, we played basketball for a while, which is always great. That evening we had a good visit with the Robinsons. He received the Aaronic priesthood a couple weeks ago and should be receiving a calling soon, too.
Tuesday we had District Meeting in the morning, a Spanish lesson, dinner with a member, and then stopped by to talk to a potential investigator.
Wednesday morning we did service at the food pantry. After that we went to lunch with a member and one of his friends, which was cool. That evening we had Bible Study at the Payne's home.
Thursday we stopped by and talked to an investigator named Dorris, an older lady who was raised Baptist, but is willing to read and pray about the Book of Mormon. That evening we had a short visit with a recent convert named Catrena.
Friday we had Zone Conference, which was a blast. I love being in big meetings with a bunch of missionaries. There is such a powerful spirit. That evening we had a lesson with Denise and Dejah. Denise, the mother, is really having a hard time accepting that the Great Apostasy actually happened. It's amazing how many people out here have trouble accepting that. I never thought that would be such a pivotal point in the message of the Restoration, but it is. Without the Great Apostasy, there would never have been a need for a restoration. After that lesson we met with the Walls and challenged each of them to write down a question that night and pray and ask God that He would answer that question the next two days at General Conference.
Saturday was just wonderful. I absolutely LOVE General Conference!! What an amazing blessing is to receive such wonderful counsel from modern day Prophets and Apostles, called by God.
Sunday morning, a Spanish Investigator named Hector picked us up and came to the morning session of Conference. Yay!! He really enjoyed the messages. After the afternoon session, we taught Victoria, a teenager who never had been baptized because her mother was less-active. She is planning on being baptized on May 2, but she will have to gain the courage to come to Church for the next 3 weeks.
I think one of my favorite talks from General Conference was Elder Holland's powerful testimony given of the necessity of the Atonement. What a wonderful message to know that Christ truly did pay the price for our sins, die, and rise again to die no more. Another talk that stuck with me was Bishop Causse's. I hope that I can be more amazed and in awe at the wonderful gift of the Atonement.
I hope each of you enjoyed the inspiring messages from General Conference! If you didn't get to watch all of them, then watch them! If you already did, then read them and study them because there is a wealth of wonderful direction from our Father in Heaven.
I love you all and I love this work!
I know that He lives!
The Church is True!