Sunday, 14 April 2013

three lessons learned from General Conference: be obedient, be faithful and don't play with matches!

Hey everyone!

I am beginning to get scared at how big the number of emails I have sent is... yikes!

Well this week work wise, has not been too good. We have had a lot of appointments flog, or fall through, or investigators be busy or just not been able to get in contact with them, so we haven't had many teaches this week. So we have spent a lot of time finding, but we don't have too much potentials from our efforts, so its been hard, but We've kept working.

Chanai we didn't get to see this week as she was with her mum in Newbury, and she didn't come to general conference either which is quite sad. Hopefully we will see her again tonight though and make sure she is reading still.

We did at least get to see Fernando and his family (our Equadorian friends). It wasn't such a good teach though, it was more of damage control if anything. They had found some anti-mormon stuff on the internet about polygamy so we were talking to them about that. We resolved that, but they don't accept Joseph Smith as a Prophet. Hopefully we will be able to see them later this week though and help them.

We did get to see Arthur again last week though. His mum Christiana wasn't home though as she was working nights but hopefully we will see them both tonight too.

So this week has been hard and frustrating at times but I am sure next week will be better.

There were some positives from this week though. We had Zone Training on thursday and there we got to have interviews with President Millar which was good. It was a good Zone Training as well. Lots of inspiring thoughts.

Also of course at the weekend was general conference. It was great being able to attend the sessions that I did. Arthur and Ishmael got to attend the priesthood session which was good. They both really enjoyed it. It was great to hear the Prophet Thomas S Monson and the First Presidency and Apostles speak to us. Every day we meet people who deny the possibility that there is a Prophet of God on the earth today, so I am grateful for the knowledge that I am and the opportunity that we have every 6 months to hear God's Prophet speak to us. I know Thomas S Monson is God's Prophet on the earth today, and is the rightful successor to the first Prophet of this dispensation and the restorer of all things Joseph Smith. 

I will quote what I think were the most powerful words ever spoken in any of the sessions of general conference. They are about our Savior Jesus Christ, and are very few and simple words, only two in fact. They are these: "He Lives!" Hearing that from Apostles and Prophets, who are special witnesses of Christ is the most powerful testimony I think anyone can ever hear, and I know it is true. Jesus Christ Lives!

I hope you all have a good week.

I love you all

Elder Mitchell

three lessons learned from General Conference: be obedient, be faithful and don't play with matches!

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