Wow so this week was weird. But AMAZING. So we didn't have as many lessons (combination of conference and just things fell through), but somehow we walked into 7 new investigators. Which is INSANE for here. Now hopefully this week we can set some baptismal dates and get people progressing!
That's cool that Braden's mission president was made a 70. Everyone always things their mission president should be an apostle or something :)
The observatory was pretty cool! We went around the Discovery Park grounds to and fed the ducks. They're so used to people they will eat right out of your hand!! I was totally scared to feed them because I thought it would hurt since they kinda bite your fingers when you do it, but then my zone was all "Do it Sister Blackford!" so I did. Turns out it didn't hurt at all. Today we're just doing zone sports with the other zone in the valley. So probably like ultimate Frisbee, chair soccer, and stuff like that. But for lunch I'm going to go practice making tortillas again!
Yes, transfers are next week, so I won't email until Tuesday. If Hna Sutherland leaves, I'm going to cry SO MUCH. Literally we should just be companions for the rest of our missions. Because it's the best.
Okay so here's a quick recap of a few of my favorite things from G-Con:
"You may wonder if it is worth it to take a moral stand...yes it is worth it!" - Elder Holland
The story from Ronald A. Rasband about Tori and the tornado and the stop sign!
The tree analogy from Elder Anderson
"Even if everyone is doing it, wrong will never be right." -Elder Nelson
W. Craig Zwick's entire talk. Communication = so important.
"How many times do we wait for the rainbow before thanking God for the rain?" - President Uchtdorf
Bishop Gary E. Stevenson's talk! Get to the checkpoints, but remember "The miracle of the atonement can make up for imperfections in our performance." :)
Elder Bednar - totally used a scripture chain that Hna Wright and I used ALL the time!! The "take my yoke upon you" with the people of Alma having their burdens lightened. I was like what!? Totally our lesson.
And of course, from President Monson: "Blame keeps wounds open; only forgiveness heals."
Now I have no idea which quotes are already memes on Facebook, but these were just a few of my favorites.
As far as themes go, definitely the importance of family. And family prayer, scripture study, and FHE. Also the importance of making and keeping covenants. And that the world is getting increasingly more windy and wicked, so it's time to fortify our personal testimony so we can be truly converted.
General Conference is like spiritual Thanksgiving, except we get to feast on the words whenever we want :)
Well...I am out of time. Love and miss you all!
Hermana Sutherland & Hermana Blackford