Hey y'all! Another week has gone by here in Myrtle Beach. We have been
pretty busy it feels like. We are dropping most of our investigators
this week, though. So we will be on the prowl for new ones that are
willing to put in their end of the work!
Just a few random stories...
Didio is a less active member we are working with. He is great. He came
to a session of conference, too! PS BTW they broadcast conference to
the different chapels. So that's where we went to watch it. Anyway, Bro
Didio is doing really good. He hasn't smoked in a week! He relapsed a
bit, but he is going to try again. He said conference made him feel
stronger to quit.
Tiffany Lopez. She is a nine
year old girl whose mother is a member. We are teaching her and she
pretty much knows it all. So, that's cool. I like teaching kids a lot
because it seems like they understand the message better. And it is
really good practice to learn how to teach more simply.
General Conference. It was fantastic. I'm not sure if I can pinpoint my
favorite talk because there were so many good ones. It answered many
questions I have been having lately. It was the most powerful conference
I have had on my mission. It is somewhat weird to me that I have had
three conferences on my mission now. Weird... I think the thing that
stood out to me the most this conference is that Heavenly Father is so
very aware of each individual. He is aware of my strugglings just as
much as he is aware of yours.. His only desire is to have us gain
immortality and eternal life. However, He will not make us do something
we ourselves do not desire. It is our choice. It has ALWAYS been our
choice. He is there to listen and to answer our questions. Often times
when we feel we aren't receiving answers it is because our hearts are
closed to his counsel. And it is our choice to open our hearts or not.
Of course, it takes time and is hard work to learn to rely on the Lord
and to not let our hearts harden. But if we are consistent and try the
best we can, it will happen. I advise you to not get discouraged when
it may not happen as quickly as you feel it should. It is a life-long
Have a great week! Watch conference again. Study and ponder the talks that can be found online on lds.org. They will further bless you and you will gain a greater understanding of your purpose in this life.