Tuesday, April 9, 2013

"The exciting mission!"

Hey fam!

Man, General Conference was SO so good. I loved it a lot. At the end while we were all talking (there were 14 missionaries there!), I realized that it’s my last one in the mission! Wow. It's so crazy now fast time has flown. Saturday was really really good. I loved President Uchtdorf's talk in Priesthood, probably my favorite. And both the Saturday sessions before that we're really inspiring and revelatory. Sunday was really good too, a little bit harder to focus, but for what I got out of it, 'twas really good. 

Being a district leader is alright.. I'm just so busy all the time haha. Like usually from 9:30-10:30 I can just relax and write in my journal or go hang out with the sisters in our complex, or just chill, but now I have to call people or the zone leaders are calling me. It's crazy. So I'm way behind on my journal now :( I'm thinking I can just use the recorder as a voice journal. I'm sure that's not what you want to hear haha but I can't think of anything else haha. I told sister “B” that she has to write in it from now on, and I've only gotten a couple weird random notes out of that haha. So to record my mission it will now be with my thoughts and voice. But yeah being a dl is cool.

Being a dl and all, I now go on exchanges with all the elders in the district. On Friday, I was with elder “A” (he knows the “M's” too) and we went to go see this lady that me and Elder “B” blessed a few days before. Herr name is “S.” When we got there, she wanted us to come in but her husband wasn't home, so I was thinking, "bro “B” lives just up the street". So I told “S” that we'd be right back haha. We hurried and called bro “B” and he said he'll hurry and throw on a shirt and tie and he'll be ready. We went and picked him up and headed on back. Our lesson with “S” was one of, if not the, best lesson ever. The spirit was so strong from the beginning and she is so prepared and so willing. When we blessed her home and invited her to be baptized, she told us about how in the past couple of months, random people would come up to her and tell her that she needed to accept Jesus and that she should get saved. So she told us that this must've been a sign from God. So I told her that He did send us there so that you can follow Jesus Christ and get baptized. During the lesson we kept testifying and she had a lot of good questions. She accepted everything we said. She really wanted to come to conference but she had to work. She is a general manager at burger king so she said she can just change her schedule for next week. She's now preparing to be baptized on the 21st. It was awesome. And thanks to bro “B” and God, we were able to see her and help her prepare.

Bad news time.. We're probably gonna lose the car.. I had a feeling we would. Since it was just an extra this transfer because of an area shutting down, I figured at transfers when everything got sorted out, they'd give it to someone else :( well it was good while it lasted... We don't know for sure, but I'm guessing it.

That meeting with President Anderson was one of the best trainings/meetings I've ever had. I learned a ton and am a better missionary because of it. It was so cool.

Aright I love you guys! Thanks for everything, I miss you all. We get to talk soon! Love you!

 As an additional note, Elder Thorne shared the following from the weekly President’s email, “A returned missionary last week wrote me about her father introducing her to Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve:“When my dad introduced me to Elder Christofferson, he mentioned that I had just returned from serving a mission. Elder Christofferson asked which one and when I responded that I served in Ft. Lauderdale he said, ‘Oh, the exciting one!’ Isn't that awesome?! I knew our mission was amazing, but a member of the Twelve Apostles thinks so, too!  I had never been so proud to be a part of the FFLM!”



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