Hello to all my friends out there.
New York is doing
good, in case any of you were wondering. The city of Saratoga is still
kickin. Sister Mason and I are doing peachy and keeping the work going
strong. We had a very fabulous week this week. Many adventures and
blessings. Shall we discuss?
The random tid bits of excitement.
We had Zone Conference this week which was super uplifting and
inspiring. We talked a lot about faith and also about mastering the
natural man. My family will be excited to know that my companion and I
now go running every morning. I know I know. We never thought we would
see the day. Anyway, it was really fun to see all the other missionaries
at Zone Conference. AND best part was we got to watch part of the new
movie "Meet the Mormon's" which was pretty sweet. We get to see the
entire movie on Thursday night before Mission Leadership Council. I'm
2. Who watched the Women's Broadcast? I thought it was
too sweet. I especially loved Elder Uchtdorf's talk. Remember how
powerful his message was about Heavenly Father always loving us? It's so
In other news, HOW EXCITED IS EVERYONE FOR GENERAL CONFERENCE?
BEST. DAY. EVER.
Autumn is coming in full fledge here in Saratoga. Leaves are constantly
crunching under our feet. It's pretty wonderful. that's all I have to
say on the matter.
4. Ok so... this actually happened a couple of
weeks ago, but I keep forgetting to write about it, and I thought you
all would appreciate it. JIMMER'S DAD SPOKE IN CHURCH. Haha. Jimmer is
from the ward just north of us (Glens Falls) and his dad must have a
stake calling or something because he seems to ALWAYS be visiting
Saratoga. It's pretty chill. So yes everyone, I have chatted with
Brother Fredette. (pretend like I know how to spell it).
I'll start with probably our coolest story of the week. Sister Mason
and I were walking down the road going to go and try one of our
investigators. Well we are kickin along and we see this guy outside his
house on the opposite side of the street. Sister Mason wants to work on
OYMing so I was like, "Hey, you want to go talk to that guy?" So we
awkwardly crossed the street. We started up a conversation with this guy
and he turned out to be like the most solid person ever. He totally
opened up to us and we taught him the restoration. Long story short he
is now investigating and we have taught him one other time since. I love
how when we open our mouths, (even when its seemingly awkward), the
Lord puts people who are just ready to hear his words.
2. GA: That girl is too solid. Man. She is the best. We haven't
convinced her to move her baptism up yet haha, but she is so strong.
Sometimes I have absolutely no idea why we are teaching her... and then I
remember that she isn't actually a member yet. TOO GOOD.
3. GL: We set him back on a date for baptism. He has been really
concerned about some things and that has been holding him back from
baptism. But we had a lesson with him on Saturday after a little member
girl's baptism and he was really open. Then when we suggested he be
baptized on Nov 1 he was kind of shocked. He said that that was the
perfect day for his baptism and when things would fall into place. So
awesome to see Heavenly Father inspiring us and him.
She is also making such great progress. That girl is too good. We had a
lesson where we watched the patterns of light video's with Elder Bednar.
Well the first two she was analyzing all these random things (sometimes
I think she is too smart for her own good haha) and we were like "COME
ON! Feel the spirit dang it!" and then we watched the third and
final video. There was a really tender moment at the end when she
said, "I think that's how I feel the spirit. I think it's starting to
make more sense." And then I realized... Heavenly Father knows what she
needs. He knows how to speak directly to her. It's comforting to know
that He will give her her answer. Not me.
Now a couple of giggles.
2. "I really just want to
grow up to be one of those ruff and rugged cowboys. You know... the kind
who sits out in the woods and cooks beans?" -Elder.
all for me kids. Please enjoy General Conference. I'm excited to hear
everyone's insights. In the meantime I will be trying to let everyone
know that a MODERN DAY MOSES WILL BE SPEAKING TO US.