October 27, 2014
Yup, it's been a week!
Desafortunadamente, I forgot to bring my daily planner to remind me of all the things I did this week, so this one's going to be one the fly. It was a good week, tough! One thing I remember was Zone Meeting. I really enjoyed getting the opportunity to train on one of my favorite subjects- studying. I guess that'll make me a pretty effective student some day; my mission has taught me to love studying! I enclosed the notes on my training in a letter I sent to Mom and Dad, so they know what I'm talking about. But the one thing that I've really enjoyed this week that I learned while preparing that training was designating and using a sacred study journal! I've already had so many awesome experiences receiving revelation as I study the scriptures, and I know it's because I'm prepared to record it! There are a lot of concepts that I would not have remembered learning were it not for my sacred study journal! I encourage you to look at the notes on the training; they'll direct you to the pages in Preach My Gospel that will teach you how to keep a sacred study journal of your own! I can't believe I ever studied the gospel without one.
The whole mission got an email from President Murdock this morning, and it began thusly:
"Good Monday Morning to you, we hope you are well planned to have a productive, fun, preparation day. Sister Murdock and I just returned from our Mission President's Seminar in Nauvoo, Illinois. It was inspirational and very instructive. I know one of the first questions most of you will be asking is when are we getting our iPads. We will answer that question in our Zone Conferences over the next two weeks."
So! It sounds like that will be happening soon! So many aspects of the work will be made more efficient with the blessings of advanced technology. I think our zone has the first Zone Conference in the mission, this week Wednesday! Of course I'll let you know any updates on the situation next week.
Chelsea and Alejandro came to church for the first time yesterday! It was great. Tonight we're going over to a member's house to have Family Home Evening with them! You always have Family Home Evening, right? I really hope so. If not, *coughrepentcough* you can always try harder! :) Pablo works in stone in Teluride, and he has a big project he needs to finish before snow falls, so we probably won't be able to see him for at least another week. But he still seems willing to progress. It's hard to remember everyone without my planner!! But know that people are coming closer to Christ, or at least we're trying to help them do so.
So, I don't like spicy things very much, because I don't think mealtime should be a painful experience. Sin embargo, I can take some pretty spicy stuff. Elder Smith, on the other hand, cannot. He hates spicy food. We've been trying to build up an immunity to spiciness recently. We were over at a member's house for dinner, and we convinced Elder Smith to eat a jalapeno (don't worry- I ate one too!). He just about died. It was pretty great.
The work moves forward! Thank you for all of your support. Sorry this one isn't too long, I'll have to remember my planner next time! Enjoy the pictures of our pumpkin carving on preparation day last week! Endure to the end, and be nice to everyone.
A Thought from Mom
“We must not falter nor weary in well-doing. We must lengthen our stride. Not only is our own eternal welfare at stake, but also the eternal welfare of many of our brothers and sisters who are not now members of this, the true Church. I thrill to the words of the Prophet Joseph Smith in a letter that he sent to the Church from Nauvoo on September 6, 1842: 'Shall we not go on in so great a cause? Go forward. … Courage … and on, on to the victory!” ~President Spencer W. Kimball