Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Conference Weekend was Great!

Good morn-after-evening! You see, I don't know at what time you'll be reading this so I had to include all the options.

Did you all enjoy conference weekend like we did here in Georgia? I hope so. I felt that the talks were so bold and powerful and loved the twist of listening to a few speakers in their native language. We listened to conference in English but would run to the Spanish broadcast in the other room to here the Spanish speakers. Very fun :) One of my favorite talks was Elder Christofferson's talk on the justice of God and how 'a God who does not require anything of us is the functional equivalent of a God who does not exist.' Ooooh! Nice! :D

We got a couple of investigators to come and enjoy a few sessions or parts of sessions. Really that's all missionaries do before and after General conference, just run around and try and wake people up for it or get them to watch it at home. Same with church, really. It's quite the schedule! Busy, busy, busy. Well, a better description would be 'anxiously engaged in a good cause'. 

We found out something surprising about on of our 'less actives' we have been working with. She is the unmarried mother of four with one on the way and is only twenty-five. They are super sweet and the kids are way cute and a bit hyper. (Candy helps them focus..well it probably also does the opposite...oops) She was supposedly baptized when she was eight but then just never stayed with the church. We looked for her records but couldn't find them until one day our branch president called and said he'd found them. The problem was that it turns out she as baptized a few months before she was eight so it was never valid. So she will need to be baptized technically for the first time. :) This is good news too because she had always thought he baptismal experience wasn't a good one. Which makes sens now because it wasn't a real baptism! :O So we are exited to have a 'new investigator' and are helping her work to making, for real, a covenant with God.

Fun stuff like that happens every once in a while. :) Well, missions aren't always exiting, but they can always be fun.

-Elder Vance

Elder Galvez and Elder Vance.  Game face. 

Mission Pres., President Bennion

Matching new suits


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