I hope you have had a good week, and I hope that you all had a wonderful and spiritual experience at General Conference. I know that there has been some disagreements and contention over some of the words shared over conference, but just remember "Whether by mine own voice or the voice of my servants, it is the same." It may not be pleasing to the world, but that is the teachings, commandments, and revelations given to us from God, and we must live by them.
So our week has been pretty good. Pretty busy, which is always good, and we have been working hard.
On tuesday we were able to give some service to Aaron Burns (that's where the pictures of the owls came from) which was really good. They also have a tortoise that tried to paint itself green by walking over the paint lid. It is so good being able to give service though.
Then on Wednesday we went on exchange and I went to Epsom. It was really good. We worked hard and talked to a lot of people. They also got a referral of a brazillian family (I was with a brazillian Elder) and he taught them in brazillian which was difficult for me as I didn't really understand what was going on. But it went well though and the Son (about 16 years old) at the end apparently said that us going over that day had been an answer to his prayers.
While I was away Elder Oleson and our District Leader saw Kingston and Betty and they are doing well. They committed to live the word of wisdom and we tried to get them to come to conference, but they weren't able to make it sadly. They also say Sophie and Chris who we hadn't been able to contact for a while, but apparently that went really well also.
On friday we had Zone Training at Crawley which was really good. Our leaders were really inspired and I got so much out of it, and the spirit was so strong there. Afterwards all of us were pumped and ready to go out and work. That night after we got back, we just went out an contacted, and even though not many people stopped to talk to us, we tried to talk to everyone we could and it felt amazing. Oh, and just typical. We get back from such an amazing, spiritual and motivating Zone Training, and there are my travel plans home sitting at the door... not happy about that. Heavenly Father definitely has a sense of humor.
Then we had to go back to Crawley on saturday and sunday to watch General Conference. It takes us a while to get there, and on saturday night it took even longer. We normally go from Crawley to Horsham and from Horsham we can get a train all the way to Sutton, but we got to Horsham saturday night and realised that we had missed the last train from there to Sutton, so we had to get back on the train we just got off, go all the way along the way we just came and go to Redhill, where we had to get off and get another train to Dorking (deepdene) and from there walking to Dorking station and get a train from there to Epsom, and then from Epsom we had to get on another train to Sutton. Just sharing that so you know the hassle us missionaries have to go through sometimes.
Conference was amazing though, and there were so many good talks. I liked all of them really, and felt the spirit and got something out of all of them. I hope all of you did too.
Well, I am going to wrap this up here. I hope you all have a good week.
I love you all!!
Elder Zach Mitchell