Can you believe its October!!!!! I hardly can... where did the time go???
and i have a happy announcement... but it really doesnt have anything
to do with anything... i havent bitten my nails in a week!!! i am trying
to quit that really bad habit. I have a bunch of little bad habits
like that. but i started with that and i didnt bite my nails all week...
i painted them clear to help me with that and i think like everyday i
pull off the nail polish and have to repaint them because it bugs me
when they chip... but im gona get better at that and i just thought id
share that.... im pretty excited about that.
OH didnt you guys just LOVE Conference!!!!!!! it was pretty
AMAZING!!!! what a powerful weekend. and i hope that everyone else is
as excited about the change in age for missions!!!!!!! for anyone who
didnt hear. and young man who has finnished high school and is 18 can
serve a mission!! and any young women at age 19. thats if they are
prepared. ITs soooo exciting. the work is growing. and growing and
growing. In my mission we have mini missionaries to help sometimes
because there is such a need. and anyone who has the opportunity should
go on a mission it is amazing. Really really amazing.
Oh and another exciting thing... i watched conference in spanish!!!!
haha and i understood it all. that was pretty exciting. I was a little
sad tuesday because i wanted to watch it in spanish but all of hte
americans in my district wanted to watch in english and if hermana
peterson wanted to i would ahve to go watch with her because we need to
have companions and hers cant watch in english because she speaks
spanish... but anyways friday at lunch with our bishop he said that the
meeting house doesnt have an english channel... something happened and
it doesnt work :) haha so we all had to watch in spanish and it was
amazing! it was so fun. did you know that some of the speakers who
speak spanish record their talk before hand and then they hit play and
it plays the recording while they are talking. so they finish after the
recording does... but i thought that was so special that they took the
time to do that. i thought that they jsut had translators... which they
do for most. but some are recordings. like elder scott (who by the way
was amission president here in northern argentina :) the president for
elder christofferson...) it was his voice! only in spanish. it was
What talks did you like from conference?!?! i have so many that i
like. but one really stood out to me and that was the talk by Elder
Bednar. He talked about the difference between having a testimony and
being converted. and it really hit me. i ahve met so many people who
are inactive who say. well i know that the church is true. i have a
testimony.. and i just think "THEN WHY DONT YOU GO TO CHURCH!!!!"
because if we arent active and obey the commandments, our testimonies
dont really help a whole lot. And i hope that they realize the way to
recieve help from the Lord is through enduring to the end. that is one
of the hardest parts of the gospel is endureing. and enduring well. i
like the the word we use in spanish perserverar... that means
perservere. i think that works better for endure to the end. There is
so much to do in this life... so so much that if we are lazy and arent
always trying to do the things we need to do to make it back and live
with our heavenly father we miss sooo much.. people miss out on so much
by not enduring and not being converted. we all have to do our best...
but i loved this weekend. i learned sooo so much and i hope that you
guys did too. ive met some amazing people here too.. and i love to see
when they start to have a desire to follow these things. when they have
a desire to know and to change their lives. ive seen taht a lot in
some of our investigators and it makes me so happy. im not sure i really
do a whole lot. but i get to see it all and it makes me really hapy.
i love you all! have a great week!!!