Thursday, October 11, 2012

Conference Was So Awesome! 10/09/2012

Dear Family,

Happy Columbus Day (yesterday), everyone!  I'm not sure if any of you were aware because the only people who celebrate it are libraries, the post office, and banks.  Which only makes me sad on a mission.  So now you get to have my email, a day later, but no less grand.

Conference was so awesome this weekend!  I have loved listening to conference as a missionary.  I have listened more closely and learned so much more because I want to be aware of things I could share with investigators.  I loved Elder Nelson's talk.  Everyone in the world needs to hear that!  But there were so many amazing talks.  I love conference. 

This week was pretty good.  We didn't have too many lessons, but the ones we did have were good. 

We saw the Carrillos yesterday.  They're doing so good!  Brother Carrillo came to both sessions of conference on Saturday.  He felt the spirit so strongly.  When we saw the family for a lesson, we asked Chris why he wants to be baptized.  He said it was because he gets picked on at school, so he wants to feel like there is always someone standing there with him who's on his side and was his friend.  That was a touching answer.  What a gift it is to have the Holy Ghost as our friend and guide.  They're on track for his baptism which will be happening next week on the 20th.  All of his family will be there, including his inactive brothers.  Yey!  The spirit is so strong at baptisms, so hopefully they can feel that spirit again and be reminded of things that are important. 

We also taught TJ.  Not sure if I mentioned him last week or not.  He really wants to do things the right way.  We taught him a couple lessons and invited him to be baptized.  He wants to, but can't set a date right now because he is out of town for an unknown amount of time.  But hopefully he'll come back soon so we can do that.

We also met a girl named Nicole from tracting who we'll be seeing tonight.  She's 13 and seemed to be excited to learn about the church.  And today we went tracting and met a woman named Cheli who started talking about her beliefs and said that she's never found it in a church anywhere, and everything she said were things that we believe.  So we told her that, and she told us that she did actually meet with missionaries about 5 years ago.  They only had one lesson with her, but then after that she wasn't sure about the Book of Mormon.  So we talked to her more about that and she's open to listening again.  We'll be seeing her next week. 

Anyway, it was a good week.  We met lots of people.  Some of them more interested than others.  Typical.  But I love meeting all of them anyway. 

OH YEAH this part is important I would still love stories of service from people.  My talk is on the 21st, so I would need them by next Monday.  PLEASE HELP!!

Have a great week!  Love you all!

-Sister Stacey

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