On Tuesday we had our Mission Conference!
I was really great! Before it started we were in the foyer waiting for everyone to arrive. I walked down the hall to get a drink, out of the corner of my eye I saw someone running towards me, I looked around and it was my MTC companion! She almost knocked me over! We talked for a while, and at one point I heard someone say “Lake Placid.” So of course I had to go over and ask them what they were talking about. Apparently they have closed the Sisters area of Lake Placid. It’s really sad, however they moved my companion that I left there and her companion to Horseheads (that’s on the west half of our mission) which means I was able to see her! Not only that, but I saw all of my companions! The only time that will ever happen because one of them is leaving in a week… Anyway I felt like Ammon when he is reunited with is brothers.
President Rogers had a really great training. He told us how to be great missionaries, He told us to be 100% missionaries, to study Preach My Gospel and the Book of Mormon, know the white handbook, Achieve our missions standards, and to help our investigators have a mighty change of heart. We also filled out a goal sheet, we put it in a sealed envelope that we will open at the end of our missions! I can see that President Rogers is called of God to be the mission president for this mission. He set higher mission standards (2 baptisms a transfer, 6 new investigators weekly, and 5 progressing investigators), I have already seen miracles come from that!
On Tuesday night…
We were able to teach that 10 year old girl I mentioned about before. She loves church and she always wants to go inside all the churches. She is very smart, and she understands what we are teaching her. She was even able to explain the Holy Ghost to her little sister. Her mother told us that we are her favorite people. I don’t think it’s just us, I think it’s the fact that we have the spirit with us, and she can feel that. Every time we go over there, she makes my companion and I so happy! Hopefully she will be able to come to church next week.
We taught an old lady. We started teaching her and she asked, “Does this have to do with the Mormon church?” We said yes and she lit up and said, “My brother is apart of your church. It’s nice to hear about it again.” At first I was a little doubtful because she has already heard our message, however I realized that her brother was probably praying for his family to be able to have their hearts softened, I started to become hopeful. I hope that we can continue teaching her!
That night we had dinner with a less active member of the ward. She found out that my companion and I both like fish so she wanted to have a “Fish Fry” with us. We ate fish that still had bones in it! It tasted good but it’s really hard to eat because there are so many bones!
Schnitzel Day and Oreo Day! Yay!
This week we had Oreos and Schnitzel in honor of my two German sisters who came to the US 2 and 3 years ago as exchange students! It was a lot of fun!
We watched a conference for all the General Authorities about the Sabbath Day. I had already seen it at a Zone Conference, but it was good to see it again. This year they want us to focus on the Sabbath Day and how we can make it more meaningful in our lives.
On Sunday evening we had dinner with the Moss’ again. They had been on vacation for the past few weeks. Well it was only the girls today because there was a stake priesthood meeting. We and a great time there. She had a cool book that had a lot of stories about early missionaries. She shared a few stories from it. It was fun!